Rep. Dan Crenshaw made a video yesterday explaining why he voted for the House’ 1.4 trillion dollar monstrosity of a spending bill.
Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Tx) said he disagrees with the top line spending in the bill, but added that he already voted against the budget cap deal which addressed top line spending and Republicans lost that battle.
Further, he said that while this bill spends a lot of money, it really only accounts for 30% of overall spending because it’s discretionary spending.
The House Republican stated this kind of spending is actually going down and is below historical averages.
Crenshaw says that he is very concerned about long-term debt, but what is really causing that is the mandatory spending on programs like Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security, which must be addressed and reformed.
Today’s votes on the appropriations bills. There are problems with the process and top-line spending. But I voted for both bills. Here is why: pic.twitter.com/FtuLGXnfNQ
— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) December 18, 2019