In a statement released yesterday, Becker announced that the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has filed a Freedom of Information (FOI) request for his financial records.
On July 27 Becker, a Town of Cortlandt council member, announced that he was assembling a campaign to challenge Republican Nan Hayworth for her 19th Congressional District representative seat.
“The speed with which Nan Hayworth’s political operation has moved to dig up anything damaging suggests we’ve already struck a chord,” said Becker. “While looking through the Town of Cortlandt’s books, I hope she and her colleagues learn a few things about how to responsibly budget, without risking the credit rating of the government you have been elected to represent.”
Becker’s largest criticisms of Hayworth are her voting records on Medicare and job creation in the Hudson Valley. Specifically, Becker says Hayworth voted to end Medicare and against a loan guarantee program from the Department of Energy that would have helped to create more than 400 jobs in Montgomery.
“No matter how much effort Hayworth and the NRCC put into opposition research, they will still have to contend with her record of voting to end Medicare and reckless political gamesmanship that has resulted in the downgrading of the United States’ credit rating.’”
The Hayworth campaign states that Hayworth voted to protect and preserve Medicare and that she does not believe that the government should not be involved in creating jobs.