“The proposed budget deal does not raise the debt limit. Instead, it goes even further by giving the Administration no limit on the taxpayer credit card until 2017 with the promise of alleged spending cuts after the next election. The political calendar should not determine our financial future. American families do not operate that way and neither should Washington.

One of those planned cuts will come out of the VOCA fund, which is a fund made up of restitution paid by criminals (not taxpayers). Currently, this money is used to assist victims. Under this plan, that money will not go to victims. Instead, it will be used to finance even more reckless Washington spending.

For these reasons I will vote no.”