"This morning the House passed a responsible, conservative budget which balances in 10 years without raising taxes, that reforms entitlements -- the biggest drivers of our spending, and that repeals Obamacare before it becomes another entitlement that American families and businesses cannot afford.
"Yesterday, I voted for the Republican Study Committee budget that would have balanced in four years, cut spending to FY'08 levels and reformed entitlements. Unfortunately this more aggressive plan to cut our debt did not pass the House.
"While I am encouraged that for the first time in nearly four years the Senate has also taken up a budget, its plan raises taxes by $1.5 trillion and would never balance. I am disappointed that President Obama has yet to submit his budget as required by law and that his leadership has been absent in this debate."