Congressman Mike Rogers made the following statement today after S. 627, the Budget Control Act passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 218 to 210. All six Republican members of the Alabama delegation supported the bill.
Following the vote Rogers said, "This bill, though not perfect, is the closest thing to a solution to our nation's debt crisis on the table now for a vote. This bill immediately mandates real spending cuts while denying President Obama his requested blank check to keep up his out-of-control spending spree. Then it requires both the House and Senate to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment before President Obama can access any additional borrowing authority. Speaker John Boehner (OH) has stepped up to led our nation where President Obama has failed the American people in the face of an economic crisis. I hope the Senate will take immediate action and pass this bill so we can move forward and start focusing on job creation."