. . . and they’re trying to blame the Senate
Goodlatte: “While the House voted to cut spending and prevent tax hikes, the Senate repeatedly failed to act. As we ring in yet another year, it frustrates me and the people of the Sixth District that this issue has once again been punted further down the road. We must proceed with serious spending cuts that will get a handle on our debt crisis, balance the budget, and foster economic growth.”
Griffith: “Reasonable people can disagree whether or not to support this Senate compromise. . . In reviewing bills, I look at the short-term as well as the long-term consequences because they will affect our children and grandchildren for years to come. Passing a bill that raises revenues with only minor cuts is not a balanced approach.”
Hurt: “The United States Senate failed to take seriously this crisis, driving us to the edge of the cliff with its 11th hour vote on Tuesday morning. . . The Senate proposal provides permanent tax relief to most Americans, and I believe that is a step in the right direction toward creating certainty for our families and small business owners. . . [But]at a time when members of both parties agree that we need to cut spending, the Senate proposal makes virtually no spending cuts.”
Read their full statements over on Blue Ridge Caucus, in which they attempt to explain why they voted to go over the fiscal cliff.
Here’s the full roll-call vote.