Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04), today issued the following statement after the Amended Budget Control Act of 2011, passed the United States House of Representatives by 269-161. The bill cuts and caps discretionary spending, does not raise taxes on hard-working Americans, protects seniors and veterans, requires the consideration of a Balanced Budget Amendment and provides a $900 billion debt limit increase ensuring the continued financial stability of the United States.
"I believe that the majority of Alabamians would support any bill that includes spending cuts and implements a framework to require Washington live within its means from here on out," said Aderholt. "Additionally this bill protects taxpayers, ensures our seniors and veterans receive the benefits they rightfully deserve and changes the spend now pay later culture of Washington."
"The Amended Budget Control Act is less than perfect, but it is important not to let the perfect stand in the way of the good. This legislation is yet another opportunity to live up to our pledge to reign in government spending and cut up the credit cards. House Republicans have remained committed to cutting spending, while controlling just one-half of one-third of the government, beginning with the CR to fund the government this year, continuing with the FY12 budget and now with the Budget Control Act," concluded Aderholt.
Aderholt currently serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security for the powerful House Appropriations Committee, is a member of the Committee's Commerce, Justice and Science; and Agriculture Subcommittees, and also serves on the Helsinki Commission.