Pete Sessions on Passage of Spending Cuts to Support Job Creation

Today I released the following statement regarding House passage of the spending cut agreement to fund the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2011:

Today’s vote for the largest non-defense spending cut in our nation’s history marks an overdue transformation of Washington’s out-of-control spending culture. These immediate spending cuts of nearly $40 billion along with $315 billion in cuts over the next ten years represent the critical first step to getting the American people back to work and restoring our nation’s fiscal order.

Building on spending cut victories for the American people, the agreement also guarantees a vote in the Senate on repealing job-destroying ObamaCare in its entirety. Additionally, it generates new ways for Republicans to continue our fight to put an end to ObamaCare’s high costs that burden our small businesses and continue to stifle our fragile economy.

Action taken today to eliminate wasteful government programs and save hundreds of billions of dollars sets the stage for House Republicans to advance our fight in saving trillions more for the American people. We will vote next on a common-sense, responsible budget plan for fiscal year 2012 that cuts spending by $5.8 trillion, reduces the deficit by $4.4 trillion and creates nearly one million new private-sector jobs. I stand ready to move forward with a budget that will provide relief for Americans by directly addressing our nation’s fiscal challenges and putting our nation on a new path to prosperity.


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