|July 29, 2011: Wittman Statement on the Budget Control Act|
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement after his vote in favor of the Budget Control Act (S. 627 as amended):
“This bill is not perfect, but it is a positive step toward a more responsible government with a structural change in spending,” Wittman said. “This bill cuts spending and caps spending levels, while also requiring Congress to balance the budget each year through a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution. Failure to act will cause our interest rates to go up in every way imaginable, affecting every single American, while also undermining our nation's financial credibility. I will continue to fight the culture of unchecked, irresponsible spending. Our country’s future depends on her leaders making tough decisions in tough times – Congress must do the responsible thing and get this done.”
Congressman Rob Wittman represents the First District of Virginia. He serves on the House Natural Resources Committee and the House Armed Services Committee where he is the Chairman of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee.
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