March 02, 2011

Manchin Votes for $4 Billion in Budget Cuts

Manchin joins bipartisan coalition of support for spending cut plan

Washington, D.C.United States Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today released the following statement after voting for the Continuing Resolution that calls for $4 billion in cuts to the federal budget over the next two weeks. The bipartisan Continuing Resolution will keep the government running for an additional two weeks after the current funding measure expires Friday. The measure passed 91-9.

“Everyone – Republicans and Democrats – must come together to figure out a commonsense, bipartisan plan to create jobs and ensure that we are keeping our promises to seniors, our servicemembers, our veterans, and hardworking West Virginians who are counting on us to get the budget right,” Manchin said. “I voted for the Continuing Resolution today because it gets us on the path to cutting our spending and making the tough choices that will be required as we move forward.

“To solve a problem as big as our deficit and out-of-control spending, Democrats and Republicans are going to have to put partisan differences aside and work together on a commonsense solution. I, for one, am committed to doing just that. 

 “I look forward to being a part of the process, getting our fiscal house in order, cutting waste, and reining in our spending. For me, it is important that we prioritize our resources on commonsense issues – keeping our promises to seniors, veterans and hardworking families – while also making sure we don’t saddle our future generations with debt.”