Congressman Jim Bridenstine on the House Speaker Vote
Congressman Bridenstine: Today the GOP Conference nominated Rep. Paul Ryan for Speaker of the House, giving him 200 votes out of 245 cast. 43 Members, including me, voted for Rep. Daniel Webster of Florida.
Rep. Ryan is the Republican nominee, and I will vote for him on the floor of the House. I will work constructively with the new Speaker to advance sound legislation addressing the nation’s urgent needs, and I will also hold him accountable to lead House in responsibly performing its representational duties and advancing our national interests.
Congressman Jim Bridenstine Votes Against the Backroom Budget Deal
Congressman Bridenstine: Today I voted against the “Bipartisan Budget Act.” This massive bill was negotiated in secret and brought to Members who were given 41 hours to consider it. No amendments were allowed and representation was denied to the American people. It increased spending, increased annual deficits, and raised the debt limit. I voted No.