The House passed a resolution Tuesday to cut federal spending by $4 billion and avert a partial shutdown of the government for two weeks. The measure passed by a bipartisan 335-91 vote that came shortly after Democrats in the Senate said they would go along. 4th District Congressman Trey Gowdy spoke out following the vote.
This is the first step in what’s going to be a long journey. but as long as we continue to make progress and do not capitulate and do not compromise our principles–which are cut the spending and shrink the size and scope of government–then I think eventually we’ll get where we need to get.
The White House had sought a four-week or longer stopgap bill, but that effort fizzled almost immediately.