Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Rep. Johnson Statement on Short-Term Budget Measure

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bill Johnson (OH-6) today issued the following statement regarding the short-term budget measure passed by the U.S. House of Representatives:
“I’m disappointed that we’re still having to negotiate short-term budget solutions when we should be moving forward on a responsible federal budget that achieves our goals of defunding Obamacare, reducing the national debt and slashing federal spending. Instead, we’re forced to clean up the mess left by Democrats’ refusal last year to bring forth a full budget. House Republicans pledged to cut federal spending, and in the two stopgap measures, we’ve cut more than $10 billion in federal spending, including eliminating 33 federal programs. We’ve slashed earmark slush funds and are holding government accountable to the tax payers.”