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 the National Security and Job Protection Act.
"Today, the House has once again acted to prevent the sequester from going into effect and ensure our nation's national security. The dangerous anti-American sentiment and recent violence throughout the Middle East have reminded us that now is not the time to handcuff ourselves and cut programs that are vital to our security. I am proud to support this bill today that provides a framework to repeal the sequester, ensure that our military has the resources necessary to respond to conflicts, and make common-sense spending cuts to reduce our nation's $16 trillion debt.
"President Obama's failed leadership has brought us to this stage. The president has failed to put forward a plan of his own and has failed to urge the Democratic-controlled Senate to prevent looming sequester. President Obama even violated a law that he signed earlier this year by failing to submit to Congress a report detailing just how his administration would implement the sequester. Americans are tired of having a president asleep at the wheel."