Chairman Rogers Hails Responsible Plan to Cut Spending and Raise the Debt Ceiling
House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers has released the following statement on the expected vote tonight to raise the debt ceiling to avoid a default on the nation’s debt, while also cutting over $900 billion in spending over ten years.
“The House will soon take a crucial vote to address our nation’s fiscal crisis and secure our financial future. This vote will end an epidemic of overspending, cutting $917 billion dollars to rein in our out-of-control deficits. Going into default would shake the confidence of taxpayers and businesses in every state, and both the Senate and the House can agree that this bill is necessary to help us avert such onerous economic uncertainty. I commend Speaker Boehner on his leadership in crafting this responsible legislation, and I urge the House and Senate to support this bipartisan compromise.
“Since Republicans took control of the House in January, the Appropriations Committee has achieved significant savings like the ones in Speaker Boehner’s plan – passing bills that have cut billions in spending across the government with more on the way. In concert with the responsible savings in the package that the House will vote on tonight, the Appropriations Committee will continue to work for serious reductions to discretionary spending to help expand our economy and get our people back to work.”