Sessions Votes to Reduce Legislative Branch Spending, Fund Capitol Police

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, today issued the following statement on the House’s passage of a bill making appropriations for the legislative branch for fiscal year 2017:

“As a Member of Congress, I see firsthand the hard work that goes into effectively representing American citizens through the legislative branch, and the House today acted to efficiently fund these operations. In all, funding for the House of Representatives has been reduced by 14% since Republicans gained its control in January 2011. The legislation provides important funding for the Capitol Police, the brave men and women that keep all visitors to the United States Capitol safe. This fiscally-conservative bill also provides the resources necessary to fund the Library of Congress, Congressional Budget Office, U.S. Copyright Office and Government Accountability Office to ensure important legislative information continues to be publicly available. The Capitol grounds themselves are a historical and significant symbol of freedom and democracy, and I was happy to support funding to maintain their preservation.”

For more information on H.R. 5325, Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017, click here.


Jun 10, 2016