Crawford To Boehner: Slow Down ObamaCare

Crawford will not support Fiscal Year 2013 Continuing Resolution unless language to delay implementation of the ObamaCare cost provisions are added

Today, Congressman Rick Crawford (R-AR), sent a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner expressing his concerns over the Fiscal Year 2013 Continuing Resolution. In the letter, Crawford tells Speaker Boehner he cannot support the final version of the Fiscal Year 2013 Continuing Resolution unless steps are taken to delay implementation of the ObamaCare cost provisions that would increase deficit spending.

“I cannot in good conscience sit idle while our nation hurtles off the debt cliff. Delaying the cost provisions of ObamaCare is an important and necessary first step in our nation’s road to recovery. However, given the short timeframe and the late stage of negotiations, I recognize including this in the long-term Continuing Resolution may not be possible at this time. If so, I encourage you instead to focus on passing a limited stop-gap measure that would allow time for Congress and the American people to deliberate the wisdom of rushing ahead with a multi-trillion-dollar deficit-spending entitlement program while we are in the middle of a debt crisis,” writes Crawford.

Crawford has been a consistent advocate for ending deficit spending, paying down the $16 trillion national debt and ultimately passing permanent spending controls, like a Balanced Budget Amendment, to ensure Congress cannot spend money they do not have.

Congressman Rick Crawford represents Arkansas’s First Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. Crawford serves on the Agriculture Committee and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. On the Agriculture Committee, Crawford is Chairman of the Livestock, Rural Development and Credit Subcommittee. Congressman Crawford and his wife Stacy live in Jonesboro with their two children. Click HERE to learn more about Congressman Crawford.

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Today, Congressman Rick Crawford (R-AR), sent a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner expressing his concerns over the Fiscal Year 2013 Continuing Resolution. In the letter, Crawford tells Speaker Boehner he cannot support the final version of the Fiscal Year 2013 Continuing Resolution unless steps are taken to delay implementation of the ObamaCare cost provisions that would increase deficit spending.

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