Jo Maney (202-226-2006)
Dreier: Spending Reductions Necessary to Economic Growth
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David Dreier (R-CA), House Rules Committee Chairman, convened a hearing today on a resolution aimed at getting federal spending under control. Dreier said this resolution is the first step being taken by House Republicans to reduce spending and grow our economy.
“House Republicans pledged to get federal spending under control and today we are getting to work. This resolution will put the House on record: we are going to reduce spending. Doing so will not be easy but it is absolutely necessary. Until we begin to reduce the size and scope of the federal government, economic growth will continue to stagnate. That is why this down payment is so critical to our long-term efforts to reduce spending and grow the economy. We sincerely hope President Obama and Senate Democrats will join us in our efforts.”
H.Res. 38 directs the Chairman of the House Budget Committee to provide spending allocation levels that move federal spending to Fiscal Year 2008 levels. This is consistent with the Pledge to America and the expressed intentions of Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY). Passage of the resolution will put the House on record as committed to spending reductions.