No budget bill, but aggressively pushes $969 billion bill that regulates eggs
Lansing, Mich., June 13, 2012 – Michigan Republican Party Chairman Bobby Schostak issued the following statement concerning Sen. Stabenow’s refusal to pass a budget while aggressively pursuing a $969 billion “Farm Bill” that regulates how hens hatch eggs.
“Sen. Debbie Stabenow is out of touch with Michigan families. Despite her seniority within the Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate and a member of the Budget Committee, she refuses to pursue a budget. Meanwhile, Stabenow is aggressively pushing for a vote on her farm bill that regulates how eggs are hatched. Stabenow’s priorities are clearly scrambled. Michigan families are constantly faced with tough household budget decisions, but Sen. Debbie Stabenow refuses to present and vote on a budget that involves our tax dollars.
“Clearly, Sen. Stabenow is out of touch, she’s forgotten that the money she spends in DC comes out of the pocketbooks of hardworking middle class families across Michigan. This is why she’s prioritized the passage of a $969 billion bill that regulates eggs ahead of a budget bill.
“One has to wonder if her support for one piece of legislation costing nearly $1 trillion corresponds with her refusal to vote on a budget for more than three years.
“Michigan families deserve a U.S. Senator dedicated to pursuing common sense solutions that put families first and that Senator is not Debbie Stabenow.”