Washington, DC –Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) today voted against the budget deal negotiated between congressional leadership and the White House. The budget passed over the opposition of more than two-thirds of Republican House members. DeSantis issued the following statement:
"The budget bill is the perfect encapsulation of why so many Americans are frustrated with Washington: it was crafted in secret, unveiled less than 48 hours before the vote, and relies on phony budget and accounting gimmicks to mask its startling level of fiscal irresponsibility. Because of this bill, our debt will reach nearly $20 trillion, $150 billion will be pilfered from Social Security, and President Obama will receive tens of billions of dollars for his pet projects. This is what you call 'business as usual in Washington, D.C.'"