|August 1, 2011: Wittman Statement on Final Passage of the Budget Control Act|
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) today voted in favor of final passage of the Budget Control Act, as amended. Wittman released the following statement:
“Like so many of the Virginians I have talked with during this debate, I am deeply frustrated with the habits in Washington. Our economy continues to struggle and we must continue to fight for spending reform. This bill today is only one step in a long journey toward changing the culture of out-of-control spending and Washington’s dependence on hardworking taxpayers. Today I supported this legislation to cut spending now, cap spending into the future, and move toward a Balanced Budget Amendment – all without raising taxes. Additionally, this bill’s proposals must be carefully monitored to ensure a strategic plan is put in place – to ensure Congress funds our nation’s defense needs not simply by numbers, but with solid strategic analysis. I am proud of those Virginians making their voice heard and fighting for change. Let’s keep fighting.”
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.