“It’s time for Washington to do what’s right. We need to make the tough choices necessary to get our nation’s fiscal house in order. No one said it would be easy, but it is certainly necessary,” Kline said. “The legislation before us today will end unsustainable spending and put this nation back on a fiscally responsible path.”
But McCollum, one of the more liberal members in the Minnesota delegation, said the bill was the result of “Tea Party gimmicks and games.”
“Thank goodness this bill never pass the U.S. Senate,” she said. “This bill will never become law.”
Congressman Chip Cravaack joined Kline and Paulsen in supporting the bill. Tim Walz and Collin Peterson voted it against it, and Keith Ellison missed the vote as he continues to recover from knee surgery.