Griffin:Failure to Pass Budget shows lack of Respect for taxpayers

LITTLE ROCK – Second District Congressional candidate, U.S. Army Reservist and former U.S. Attorney Tim Griffin today issued the following statement in response to plans by the House leadership not to pass a federal budget before September:

“The House leadership’s failure to pass a budget is a failure to govern. It is disrespectful to the taxpayers of Arkansas – who make tough choices in order to balance their family budgets – for Congress to shirk its duties.

With no budget, there are no spending priorities and no restraints preventing Congress from further increasing our deficit and adding to the debt. I call on Speaker Pelosi to show leadership and schedule a budget vote. The American taxpayers deserve that much.”

On April 9, Griffin proposed a series of reforms entitled ‘Arkansas Values in Action.’ Among his proposals: suspending congressional pay when Congress fails to pass spending bills on time.