In response to Speaker John Boehner's remarks that he will not allow a debt ceiling increase without doing something serious about the debt, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., today said the House can show good faith on the commitment by honoring the Budget Control Act passed in August. The Senate-passed highway and postal bills have already violated the spending levels deemed in the Budget Control Act.
"I have read with interest the comments made by Speaker Boehner that any increase in the debt limit should be accompanied by even larger spending cuts and reforms. Unlike the Senate, the way the House can demonstrate that it is serious about these types of commitments is to ensure that they don't pass a final highway bill, postal bill or any other bill that would violate the Budget Control Act."