Tom Reed on Government Shutdown

budgetTom Reed’s archive of press releases document his evolving views on government shutdown. I have cited a few examples below.

In the past when Tom was a deficit hawk, he demanded spending cuts as the price of avoiding a shutdown. He advocated measures to reduce the impact of a shutdown on the armed forces and other favored causes. He pointed the finger of blame at President Obama and Majority Leader Harry Reed. He said he would forego his pay during a shutdown, but he didn’t do that.

More recently, posing as a “problem solver,” Tom says he favors clean appropriation bills, clean increase in the debt ceiling, and opposes government shutdown. Has he evolved into a good government advocate, or is he merely playing partisan politics? You decide.

March 1, 2011 REED VOTES FOR SHORT TERM CONTUNUING RESOLUTION TO PREVENT GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

… of a two-week Continuing Resolution to prevent a government shutdown.  The resolution, which includes $4 billion in spending cuts, funds …

April 1, 2011 REED CO-SPONSORS GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN PREVENTION ACT Bill would also force Members of Congress to go without pay if shutdown occurs

… that he has signed on to co-sponsor HR 1255, the Government Shutdown Prevention Act.    “The House has passed a series of … the bill also stipulates if there is either a government shutdown or the national debt limit is reached, Members of Congress and the …

September 19, 2013 CONGRESSMAN TOM REED INTRODUCES “PAY OUR VETERANS AND SENIORS FIRST ACT”

… of Congress and the Administration should a government shutdown occur. Reed’s Pay Our Veterans and Seniors First Act requires that in the event of a government shutdown, military men and women and seniors are secured from a shutdown’s …

September 23, 2013 REP. REED WANTS VETERANS, SENIORS PROTECTED IF SHUTDOWN OCCURS

… With a week left for the Senate to act to avoid a government shutdown, Rep. Reed is taking proactive steps to ensure military men and women and seniors are secured from a shutdown’s impact. Reed has introduced a bill in the House of …

September 30, 2013 CONGRESSMAN REED: GET RID OF SPECIAL TREATMENT FOR CONGRESS

… step to encourage the Senate to avoid a government shutdown. Rep. Reed introduced the  No Special Treatment for Congress CR … continue to refuse to negotiate to avoid a government shutdown, I present a simple request to them: end the special treatment under …

October 7, 2013 CONGRESSMAN TOM REED LOOKS AT BIG PICTURE ON DEBT CRISIS AND GOVERNMENT FUNDING DEBATE, TAKES ‘ALL IN’ APPROACH

… Congressman Tom Reed Monday laid out where he sees the shutdown debate shifting as the country moves to address the debt crisis and … said. “The country is not only dealing with a government shutdown, but the massive debt and deficit crises consuming the country. Many …

April 24, 2017 Problem Solvers Caucus Agrees to Support Clean FY17 Spending Bill

… will support a FY17 spending bill, avoiding a government shutdown, if it is both a clean bill and without any ideological riders. This … is doing by working across the aisle to avoid a government shutdown. Ideological litmus tests on a spending bill like this simply create …

May 3, 2017 Problem Solvers Caucus Claims First Congressional Victory

… that it would lead the effort to avoid a government shutdown by supporting such a funding bill if it contained no ideological … want problem solvers, not obstructionists. Now that the shutdown has been averted, it’s time to work across the aisle on tax reform and …

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