Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) on Tuesday said he would not vote for the short-term spending bill, and said his vote would be in protest of the inability of Congress to find and make real budget cuts.
"I think it's time to take a stand for taxpayers and for future generations, and I will not vote for the short-term continuing resolution that is coming to the floor of the House today to make that statement," Pence said.
He also criticized Senate Democrats for rejecting the House-passed budget, H.R. 1, that would have cut $61 billion in cuts.
"Is it reckless and irresponsible to ask for $61 billion in cuts when the national debt is 230 times that size?" he asked. "The truth is they just don't get it."