viernes, 16 de diciembre de 2011

Rivera votó en contra


El congresista David Rivera votó en contra de la propuesta de ley presupuestaria en la Cámara de Representantes.
La Cámara de Representantes de Estados Unidos aprobó hoy un proyecto de ley bipartidista por valor de un billón de dólares que evita el cierre del Gobierno federal por falta de fondos, tras una prolongada lucha entre demócratas y republicanos.
Con 296 votos a favor y 121 en contra, los legisladores aprobaron el principio de acuerdo alcanzado anoche para financiar la mayoría de las agencias de la burocracia federal en lo que resta del año fiscal 2012 (que abarca de principios de octubre a finales de septiembre) y cuyos fondos se agotaban esta medianoche.
El proyecto de ley presupuestaria, que deberá ser votado en el Senado en las próximas horas, reduce los presupuestos para la mayoría de las agencias federales, con la excepción del Pentágono.
Cuaderno de Cuba recibió el siguiente comunicado de prensa de la oficina del congresista Rivera:
Congressman Rivera’s Vote Against Budget Highlights
Willingness to Fight Unilateral Concessions Toward Castro Regime
Washington, DC- Congressman David Rivera (FL-25) voted against the budget bill before the House of Representatives today after congressional budget negotiators eliminated restrictions on Cuba travel following a veto threat from the Obama Administration.
Congressman Rivera released the following statement after the vote:
“Today President Barack Obama reaffirmed his allegiance to Fidel and Raul Castro and confirmed his status as the Castro brothers’ best ally and chief lobbyist in Washington. This week congressional budget negotiators from the House and Senate agreed to enact new restrictions on travel to Cuba. After a veto threat from President Obama, these same budget conferees decided to eliminate the restrictions on Cuba travel, thus providing the Castro dictatorship with millions of dollars in resources. President Obama’s veto threat was issued notwithstanding the fact that Cuba has been holding a U.S. citizen hostage for over two years, Cuba is on the U.S. government’s List of Terrorist Nations, and Cuba is harboring fugitives from U.S. justice, including cop-killers, drug traffickers and criminals on the FBI’s Wanted list. My vote against this budget is intended to demonstrate my willingness to continue fighting the Obama administration’s policy of appeasement and unilateral concessions toward the Castro regime. I commend Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart for his valiant efforts to deny the Cuban dictatorship millions in hard currency with which to finance their brutal dictatorship, as well as succeeding in defeating a measure to grant U.S. credit financing to Cuba. I look forward to continue working with my congressional colleagues to reverse President Obama’s efforts to appease the Castro dictatorship with unilateral concessions.”

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