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Rep. Rosendale Releases Statement On Speaker Vacancy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) released the following statement on the Office of the Speaker vacancy in the U.S. House of Representatives.

"I do not take pleasure in what occurred yesterday. But Montanans did not send me to Washington to stand by and watch the Speaker of the House of Representatives sell the American people short by not moving forward with legislation to cut spending, secure our border, and make us energy dominant again," said Rep. Rosendale. 

"While I recognize there must be compromise, there is a big difference between negotiating and allowing the Democrats to dictate the terms of legislation coming out of this body when the American people elected Republicans as the majority. "During this time, the House can continue working on bills in Committee and holding hearings. I urge my colleagues to let us move forward with the appropriations bills through Committee so we can fund the government responsibly and transparently before the November funding deadline. "House Republicans will hold a forum on Tuesday where we will hear from candidates for Speaker. I will evaluate each candidate during that time to ensure we get a leader that we can trust and a leader who will work with us, not against us."