This week Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced non-security, discretionary funding levels for the FY 2011 budget. His announcement included a blueprint to dramatically cut federal spending. Chairman Ryan will likely file his budget resolution next Tuesday. The House Committee on Appropriations must then decide what to do with Ryan's budget cuts. Congressman Rob Woodall (R-GA) issued the following statement in response to Ryan's announcement:
"While Washington has been unable to keep its spending under control, the American people have watched helplessly on the sidelines as our national debt continues to skyrocket to unsustainable levels. With new conservative leadership in Congress, we are already making great strides towards financial reform."
"Chairman Ryan has proposed far-reaching cuts to myriad programs and agencies. His plan is an excellent first step in the direction toward a blueprint to cut federal spending. I am committed to fighting on behalf of the Seventh District to restore fiscal order to this nation, and I look forward to working with Chairman Ryan going forward to ensure that Congress puts an end to the crushing burden of debt that threatens the livelihoods of our children and grandchildren."