Statement on Budget Control Act

Statement

By:  Tim Scott
Date: July 29, 2011
Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Tim Scott (SC-01) tonight released the following statement following House passage of the Budget Control Act:

"I sincerely appreciate all of the effort Speaker Boehner, Majority Leader Cantor and the rest of the Republican leadership have put forth in trying to find a solution to the debt ceiling issue before us. There is no easy answer to the problems we are facing, especially when trying to make hard decisions while up against a deadline. Republican leadership continues to try and move forward while the President and Senate sit idly by and refuse to share an actual plan of their own.

Unfortunately, the Budget Control Act simply does not take the sufficient action needed to secure our nation's financial future and earn my support. It does not cut enough spending in the short-term, and I need to see the bill mandate a Balanced Budget Amendment immediately."