WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) issued the following statement after voting against H.R.1314, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015:
“This budget deal was negotiated behind closed doors, excluded Members from the process and gave us a very short window in which to read and fully understand the ramifications of the policy changes in the bill. This process is not in the best interests of Hoosiers in the Second Congressional District,” Walorski said. “The deal also included $3 billion in cuts to the federal crop insurance program, a perfect example of the devil that lies in the details. I made a commitment to protect farmers in my district, who are the backbone of Indiana’s economy, and I could not support legislation that provided uncertainty to their industry.”
The bill passed by the House by a vote of 266-167 and now heads to the Senate for further consideration.
Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District in Indiana, where she serves as a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, House Armed Services Committee, and House Committee on Agriculture.