Today, Congressman Joe Walsh (IL-08) renewed his call for Washington to reform its spending practices, after the Congressional Budget Office released new data that the 6-month Continuing Resolution agreed to by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker John Boehner will cost $8 billion more than current spending levels. The funding measure is expected to be voted on when Members return to the House and Senate in September.
"My freshman colleagues and I were sent to clean up Washington and end the fuzzy-math games that support the federal government's reckless spending habits. But this new spending deal is the same old, broken politics that got us into this mess in the first place. The United States is more than $15 trillion in debt. When is enough, enough?
"It's been more than 1,200 days since Senate Democrats have passed a budget. I'm calling on House Leadership to stop passing Continuing Resolutions or stop-gap measures unless they contain actual spending cuts. American families have had to tighten their belts for four years now and live with less. It's time for Washington to do the same."