Washington D.C. -- U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) delivered the following remarks on the Floor of the House of Representatives prior to the House's vote on a temporary spending resolution. The resolution would fund the government for an additional three weeks and includes an additional $6 billion in cuts to the federal budget; bringing the House's total cuts to $10 billion in five weeks. Rep. Scott voted for the resolution which passed the House 271-158. A partial transcript is included below; to view Rep. Scott's full remarks, click here.
"Today, I ask my colleagues to join me in voting for this continuing resolution which will once again reduce the federal budget deficit - This time by $6 billion. No, it's not enough, but it is a step in the right direction. House Republicans recognize that we need to do more to reduce the deficit. We also know that the country expects the President and Senator Reid to accept their responsibility for this fiscal reality that they have helped create and to work with the House as a whole to reduce this deficit."