Congressman Ander Crenshaw today (7/29) voted for the Budget Control Act of 2011, comprehensive legislation that changes the culture of spending in Washington and prevents a default on the U.S. debt. He issued the following statement:
"This vote demonstrates my resolve to change the trajectory of federal spending for generations to come. By passing the Budget Control Act, we have taken the first steps towards making government smaller and more efficient.
"With the bill's passage, we have delivered a balanced plan that cuts spending more than it increases the debt limit, avoids increasing taxes on anyone, guarantees a vote on a balanced budget amendment, and establishes a framework to reduce the deficit by an additional $1.8 trillion over the next decade.
"The Budget Control Act of 2011 is not the ultimate solution to our nation's spending-driven debt crisis, but accomplishes what we've been working for since day one -- to put us on a path of fiscal sanity. It is now time for the Senate and the President to show the same resolve and leadership. There is no room to revert to Washington's old ways."