Rep. Ben Quayle (R-AZ) released the following statement Thursday after the passage of House Resolution 22 which will immediately reduce all member, committee and leadership budgets by five percent and the appropriations committee budget by nine percent.
"Today's vote to reduce House budgets is an important first step in what must become a habitual practice in Congress: cutting spending. The new Republican Majority in the House is ready to do the things we have promised to do by making tough choices--not tomorrow or next year-- but right now. If we're not willing to cut our own budgets, how can Americans expect us to make the major cuts that our unsustainable fiscal path requires? We can't eliminate our national debt over night, but we must analyze every nook and cranny of the federal government for potential savings and actually begin making cuts rather than just talking about them."