Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement on the votes he cast over the last month in an effort to address our budget deficit and debt:
"The nation's looming deficit and debt pose a serious threat to our economic future, and we will need to make difficult choices to put our fiscal house in order.
"Over the last month, I voted for measures that would reduce the deficit by up to $39 billion over the next 10 years.
"It is critical that the cuts we make are smart and targeted as we continue working to grow our economy, while tackling our deficit and debt. We do not want to take actions that will stall our economic recovery or undermine our nation's ability to compete in the future.
"I oppose measures that would be counterproductive to our economic recovery, including cutting critical funding for science, medical research, energy, and education, or that would result in 200,000 children getting kicked out of Head Start.
"I am hopeful that Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate can work together to find a long-term solution to reduce our spending, while preserving the investments we need to protect and accelerate our economic recovery."