"First, I want to express my deepest condolences to the families who have lost a loved one on Monday in that horrific attack on the Navy Yard, just blocks away from Capitol Hill. It is in these tragic moments that we also witness the steel resolve of all those who serve our nation there, as well as the first responders who came to help.
"Now, we just came out of our conference and had a very good discussion on our work on a budget measure that will continue our record of reduced government spending and deals head on with Obamacare. Not since the Korean War has the federal government reduced spending two years in a row. We aim to make that happen. And we aim to put a stop to Obamacare before it costs one more job, or raises a family's out of pocket expenses one more dollar.
"That fight will continue as we negotiate the debt limit with the President and the Senate. In the coming week, we will unveil a plan to extend our nation's ability to borrow, while delaying Obamacare and protecting working middle class families from its horrific effects. Those discussions will also focus on a path forward on tax reform and the Keystone pipeline, and a variety of other measures designed to lower energy prices, simplify our tax system, and get our economy going for the middle class, working people of this country.
"Together, House Republicans will not ignore the problem of our debt or the problems facing the working middle class of this country, and so we hope and we ask that this President finally engage Congress and works with us on behalf of American families."