Today, Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) issued the following statement after the Senate voted 51-46 to reject the Cut, Cap and Balance Act and turn a blind eye to fiscal responsibility:
"It is apparent the Senate Democrats have turned their backs on the desire of the vast majority of the American people. Not only has it been 814 days since the Senate last passed a budget, it seems as if they are trying to stifle job growth and the U.S economy all together. By refusing to even allow the Cut, Cap and Balance Act to come to the floor for a debate today, they have simply refused to address the major issues we so desperately need to tackle - real spending cuts, caps on future spending and a balanced budget. The House Republicans offered a proposal centered on true, solution-based principles, that itself was a compromise, because we realize the urgency to resolve this debt crisis in America.
America's true strength is from the foundation of our principles and the people willing to stand and defend them. It's time to stand firm on principles to build a better nation. It's time to implement ideas that will notably rein in our federal spending and reduce the trillion dollar deficit spending. It's time to stop playing party politics and reassure all Americans that the United States is still the place of opportunity for our children and grandchildren."