Grothman Will Not Support Discretionary Spending Increase

Congressman Glenn Grothman says he’s not ready to vote for a budget bill should it come to a vote today. He wants to see what’s in it first and he knows there are a lot of policy provisions contained in it. He also has heard there is an 18 percent increase in discretionary spending, which he is not willing to support. He says, “Some of that is defense spending, some of that is for the hurricane. Nevertheless at a time when we are $21 trillion in debt we have no business increasing discretionary spending by 18 percent. If that is what the bill says I will be voting no.” Discretionary spending makes up about 30 percent of the budget. The bill would fund the Federal Government through September 30th.