Due to these improvements in the economy and the reform efforts that we have already undertaken, the House of Representatives has submitted two different supplemental budget proposals, one from the Republicans and one from the Democrats, neither of which relies on new taxes from the general public. Both are fairly tough, no nonsense proposals reflecting the reality of our current economic situation. There are similarities between the two proposals and it's my hope that we can merge them together to find a bipartisan solution to the budget shortfall. The legislature works best when we all work together as a team, and set partisan politics and bickering aside. In the coming weeks this process will be completed and Washington will be back on track.