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Vicky Hartzler (r) [2016 file photo].

Hartzler Statement on Budget Reconciliation Resolution
February 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) has issued the following statement regarding the House’s vote on a budget reconciliation resolution:

“Tonight’s budget reconciliation resolution vote is a bad-faith attempt to ignore the American people’s bipartisan wishes at the expense of our national debt and the American Dream. Incredibly, it would be the first time a budget reconciliation has entirely bypassed the House Budget Committee. This is unacceptable.

The American public deserves a serious budget that thoughtfully outlines funding priorities across the entire scope of government after hearings, input from the American citizen, and testimony from experts on the needs of our country. It shouldn’t be used as a gimmick to pass legislation unrelated to the budget. It also should not be used to pass another COVID bill when there is over $1 trillion left over from the last COVID-relief package that is unspent.

As legislators, we are responsible for addressing the needs of our country while also being a wise steward of American tax dollars. We must resist the temptation to steamroll our legislative process, issue a blank check, and further limit our future generations’ well-being.” [….]

Late last night on social media:

As always, there is much hilarity in the comments:

Vicky. Come ON. You KNOW that the last time this was done, your GOP colleagues did it to grant a tax break to the mega-wealthy, and INCREASE taxes on your base.

I legitimately don’t know how you sleep at night. After this many years, it’s just a numbness that never fades?

“A wise steward of America’s dollars.”

That’s why we elected Democrats this time. It’s time to fix the budget. …Again.

Too bad. The American people are hurting and need relief. Perhaps you could return that PPP money you stole, that would pay a lot of rent and buy a lot of groceries.

It would certainly be very interesting to see if she really needed the $480,000 and should return. I have a hard time believing her Farm Equipment business or farming operations suffered.

Show transparency. Let’s see competitive profit and loss for 2019-2020

So was it bad faith when Mitch did it or are only Democrats supposed to be bipartisan?

Don’t you remember the the GOP use of reconciliation for Trump’s tax cut and elimination of ACA individual mandate?

Why dont you want to help people? I dont understand why you hate us

The only one ignoring America’s bipartisan wishes is Vicky. Stomping your feet and holding your breath because the other guy isn’t doing everything you want isn’t bipartisanship, it’s just more GOP nonsense.

Either work with the new administration or get out of the way.

You’re being disingenuous. We’ve just had 4 years of your party not giving a shit about unity and refusing to take up any legislation that actually helps the people suffering through this crisis.

You were part of the insurrection on 1/6. You voted to throw out our votes that were

When you had a year to manage the covid response and did nothing for the American people your outrage is hollow.

Doing nothing. That’s a feature, not a bug.

Do you care about the people? Apparently not.

We weren’t so worried when we gave a trillion in tax breaks to the wealthy were we? We’re concerned about the deficit again when it comes to helping hurting people but the deficit was fine when you were lining wealthy pockets. Give QAnon Marge a standing ovation tonight too?

Yeah, we were wondering about that, too.