Congressman Steve Scalise today issued the following statement after the House passed the Budget Control Act, a two-step proposal to cut and control Washington spending, provide permanent accountability with a balanced budget amendment, and an increase in the debt ceiling to preserve the full faith and credit of the United States.
"The Budget Control Act marks the beginning of the critical process to cut and control Washington spending so we can ensure accountability by getting back to a balanced budget while also preserving the full faith and credit of the United States," Scalise said. "While this is far from the final solution to our debt problems, this vote begins to change the culture of Washington and the broken system of spending. Achieving a solution to Washington's spending problem should not be about what's best for the President's next election, it should instead be about what's best for America. It is long past time for the President and the Senate to take up this common-sense agreement and stop playing games with America's future."