Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ), Vice Chairman of the House Budget Committee and Chairman of the Budget and Spending Task Force for the Republican Study Committee (RSC), issued the following statement today after voting for H.J. Res. 98, a congressional resolution of disapproval relating to President Obama's exercise of authority to increase the debt ceiling by $1.2 trillion:
"The fact that we are here today discussing more federal spending, as opposed to less, proves once and for all just how out of touch the Obama administration is with the reality of the fiscal crisis facing the country. We cannot continue to sit back and do nothing, blindly increasing our country's debt obligations year after year, and not expect it to come back to haunt us in the future. At some point we have to take a stand and put an end to the runaway spending and debt that has plagued our country for the last decade. As Chairman of the RSC Budget and Spending Task Force, I plan to do just that. In the coming months, my RSC colleagues and I will introduce a robust budget blueprint to slash federal spending and put us on a trajectory to balance the federal budget in less than ten years."