U.S. Representative K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) issued the following statement today after voting yes on the No Budget, No Pay Act, which passed the House 285-144.
"If we are to get our fiscal house in order, we must start by passing a fiscally responsible budget, one that cuts spending and uses taxpayer dollars wisely. House leadership has presented two consecutive budgets that confront our nation's spending problem, while Senate Democrats have failed to pass a budget for nearly four years. It's time for that to end.
"The Senate must join the House in presenting a budget to the American people that cuts spending and holds the government accountable. We cannot afford to consider a long-term increase in the debt limit without first addressing our spending addiction," Rep. Conaway said.