Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Senate's proposed agreement to avert the fiscal cliff.
"Washington has a spending problem that threatens the prosperity of our children and grandchildren. Now that an agreement has been reached to prevent going over the fiscal cliff and permanently cut taxes on 99 percent of the American people, the table has been cleared to tackle the out-of-control federal spending that has amassed a $16 trillion national debt head-on."
"As we start a new year, it is critically important for the President and Senate to work together with the House on the big issues that are driving our debt and stifling job creation. We must strengthen and preserve Medicare, overhaul Medicaid and completely reform our tax code. We owe it to our children and grandchildren to solve our fiscal challenges now so that they may have the same access to the American Dream that our generation has been blessed with."