WASHINGTON – Congressman Tom Rice (R-S.C) released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted on two appropriations bills that would add $1.4 trillion in spending. 

“Fiscal irresponsibility seems to be the status quo in Washington, and I could not in good faith vote for legislation that would continue to increase our country’s deficit. We had less than 24 hours to review thousands of pages of bill text and amendments that would cost taxpayers more than $1.4 trillion. We must start operating this country in a way that pays down the national debt and reins in spending.”