Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) made the following statement upon the passage of H.R. 1, the Continuing Resolution (CR). Diaz-Balart comments:
"The time has finally come to restrain runaway spending. These reductions are essential in order to revive our economy and create jobs for the American people. The Obama administration's out-of-control spending has not led us into prosperity; on the contrary, it has led us down the path of bankruptcy. Today, we took advantage of the opportunity to turn our country around by targeting wasteful, duplicated, and fraudulent programs that have exhausted the American taxpayer.
"Last year, House Democrats failed to even propose a budget, allowing for the spending spree to continue unchecked. The reckless and irresponsible policies of the administration and previous Democrat-led Congress have not only led us into this fiscal crisis, but have also left the American people to pick up the tab.
"This CR is the first step of many that are necessary to fix this fiscal mess and bring sanity and common sense into our policies. I stand ready to continue working with my colleagues to renew the American spirit of innovation, promote job creation and restart our engine of economic growth."