D.C. -- Rep K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) made the following comments after voting in support of H.R. 3521, the Expedited Legislative Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act.
"It has been 1015 days since the Senate passed a budget. To put that in perspective, the last time the Senate passed a budget -- April 28, 2009 -- no one had yet heard of the iPad.
"Based on their lack of action, Leader Reid and his majority in the Senate seem to believe that by ignoring our nation's fiscal problems, they will eventually fix themselves -- that is wrong.
"To fix this mess, Congress has to put the gimmicks aside and start working together to restore honesty in budgeting.
"With continued progress and a little effort from the Senate, we will be able to again look ahead with confidence to the world our children will inhabit."