Congressman Mike Rogers made the following statement today after H.R. 2560, the Cut, Cap and Balance bill passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 234 to 190.
"Washington's spending addiction is out of control. After two consecutive trillion dollar deficits under the Obama Administration, the national debt stands at $14.3 trillion and is becoming rapidly unsustainable. It is a direct threat to our economy and jobs. Instead of following the lead of folks across America who have tightened their belts in these tough economic times, Washington just keeps spending its way deeper in a hole. This bill makes cuts and caps to spending, but most importantly, it forces Washington to live within its means. I am pleased to have supported this bill today and hope President Obama will take a long and hard second look at it."