Statement by Education & the Workforce Committee Chairman John Boehner on Final Approval of the Deficit Reduction Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. House Education & the Workforce Committee Chairman John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement on the House's vote to send the Deficit Reduction Act to President Bush:
"The Deficit Reduction Act represents an important first step in addressing the federal government's fiscal troubles. Our ability to generate new job opportunities, provide for a strong defense, and meet unforeseen fiscal challenges will be severely compromised if we don't address the fundamental problem of runaway entitlement spending.
"Today's vote demonstrates our willingness to make the difficult choices that ensure we won't leave our budget woes for our children and grandchildren. But our real success in this effort will be determined not by what we have done, but what we will do next. That starts with fundamental budget and entitlement reform."