WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) issued the following statement today regarding his vote against a Continuing Resolution to fund the government for 45 days without any spending reforms or border security measures:

"The people of Southern Illinois sent me to Washington to restore fiscal sanity and secure our southern border. We had a golden opportunity to do both as we worked this week to avoid a government shutdown. However, it became clear the Washington Democrats weren’t interested in solving either crisis. For that reason, I voted against the short-term government funding bill that passed the House on Saturday without any serious reforms on spending or border security. We must act now to ensure these burdens are not our children and grandchildren’s to bear.