The Congresswoman for Virginias’ 10th district has made her displeasure known over Trump’s freeze on federal hiring.
The federal budget cannot be balanced on the backs of our federal workforce,” she said in a statement. “I don’t support this type of across-the-board freeze and think it is better to look at priorities and areas where appropriate cuts can be made and where we can consolidate efforts or identify unnecessary costs that can be eliminated.”
Trump carved out exemptions for the military and public health and safety, which Comstock supports. But, Comstock said such freezes ultimately cost the government more money than they save, citing “staffing problems, or problems in recruiting or disruption of key government operations and required services to the American people.”
Rep. Comstock also broke with Trump during his campaign, at one point calling for him to drop out of the race.
Having won her race in November by a 6% margin, Comstock is now serving her second term in Congress.