House Republican leaders have decided not to wage a major fight over federal spending by moving forward with a plan to extend current government-spending levels for the next six months.
If agreed to by Senate Democrats, the plan would avoid any specter of a government shutdown before election day and allow members of Congress more time to campaign back in their districts.
Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., is cautiously approaching this latest decision by his own party’s leadership.
“We must make every effort to reduce excessive spending in our country,” Wilson told WND. “It’s putting the young people of our country at risk and it’s also putting the value of our currency at risk, which would be devastating for the senior citizens of our country.”
Wilson opposed last summer’s debt-ceiling extension and strongly prefers clear reductions in spending. Nonetheless, he will consider the continuing resolution as long as it is “clean” and does not add any spending.