Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, said he voted against the House Republicans' spending bill for the remainder of the 2010-11 fiscal year because it contains deep cuts to clean energy, education and infrastructure projects.
House Resolution 1 was approved by a 235-189 vote of the House. Galt Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Gold River, voted for the bill. He is unavailable for comment this week, according to Lungren spokesman Brian Kaveney.
"I voted against the House Republicans' spending bill because it will have a devastating impact on many of the people I represent and will do little to tame the deficit," McNerney said in a news release.
The bill will hamper the nation's ability to meet security goals, cost tens of thousands of jobs in the energy sector and make America more dependent on imported oil, McNerney said.
"This bill will kick hundreds of thousands of children out of Head Start programs, cost thousands of teachers their jobs, and make it more difficult for middle class families to send their kids to college," McNerney said. "It also eliminates support for critical transportation projects and will make it tougher to crack down on big corporations that pollute our air and water."
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