Minnesota Congressman John Kline issued the following statement today after the House passed legislation keeping the government open through the end of the fiscal year:
"Most Minnesotans agree Washington has a spending problem and the legislation passed today is a necessary step toward trying to provide some form of economic certainty for America's small businesses and working families. Today's vote is a responsible spending plan that cuts waste and keeps the government open growing our economy and creating jobs.
"While this is a move in the right direction it is only a small step toward fiscal responsibility. Every family must balance its budget and Washington should too. As the President missed the deadline to submit his budget for the second time in two years -- the first time this has happened in 90 years -- and the Senate is nearing its fourth year of failing to pass its own budget, the House will be advancing a balanced budget that promotes robust economic growth and puts America back on a path to prosperity."