More on Spending Cuts & Debt
“This two-year bipartisan, bicameral, budget agreement secures long-term savings through structural entitlement reforms, protects the economy by avoiding a default on the national debt, and strengthens our national security and Armed Forces.”
“I am pleased that the House has passed a legislative package that brings forth a responsible budget, assures that our tax dollars aren’t funding abortions, imposes a one-year moratorium on funding for Planned Parenthood, and gives Americans the ability to choose their own health care plan without a government mandate.”
"In the event Congress needs more time to determine a long-term solution to avoid default, this bill provides the additional time necessary for Congress to do so. I will not risk the full faith and credit of the United States because of political games being played by this Administration."
In keeping with our pledge to Grow America’s Economy Instead of Washington’s Economy, I want to take a moment to draw your attention to what the House of Representatives has accomplished in just the month of January.
People are voting with their feet and leaving behind a public funding program they find no value in. It is a mistake to continue to promote wasteful public spending programs for which the taxpayer continually must foot the bill.
This evening, the House of Representatives passed the FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill. This spending bill contains a number of important measures that fulfill the people’s priorities, including protecting jobs, stopping wasteful spending, reining in government overreach, and funding our national security.
There’s no question: Spending is out of control under the Obama administration. From the failed stimulus to the ballooning cost of ObamaCare, this White House continues to spend money we just don’t have. But House Republicans have a plan to balance the budget and grow the economy. It’s called the Path to Prosperity. And the plan repeals ObamaCare, provides a fairer tax code, and cuts $5.1 trillion over the next decade – targeting wasteful Washington spending and reforming government programs driving the nation’s debt.
“This bill represents the most significant savings in agriculture programs in our nation’s history,” added Harper. “Because of the conservative leadership of Senator Thad Cochran, Americans will experience the benefits of a farm bill that helps farmers and reflects the values of the Mississippians we serve in Congress.”
On Wednesday, the House and Senate voted on a bill to end the government shutdown and preserve the full faith and credit of the United States of America. I supported that effort. Our country could not afford to default on our obligations. The business and financial services communities agreed, and they supported passage of the bill.
The House voted tonight to end the 16-day-old government shutdown and to protect the full faith and credit of the United States. While I was not satisfied with the agreement that was reached, I believe that it was in the best interest of the country to end the shutdown and ensure that our debts are paid. We cannot default on our obligations.