U.S. Congressman Mike Pence, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, released the following statement today in recognition of President Obama’s first 100 days in office:
“While many of the President’s supporters welcome the 100 day marker with enthusiasm, many millions of Americans see the last 100 days as an opportunity lost, and greet this time with much disappointment. One-hundred days ago the President promised a new era of bipartisanship, a new era of fiscal responsibility. But, under the Democrat leadership, both the bipartisanship and fiscal responsibility are a distant memory.
“The reality is that we have witnessed the most partisan legislative agenda in my short tenure in Congress, or in the memory of many who have served longer. In many ways it is altogether fitting that the President would celebrate his first 100 days with congressional approval of the most fiscally irresponsible budget in American history. A President who began on promises of bipartisanship, fiscal responsibility and respect for the beliefs of pro-life Americans, has in just 100 days become the most partisan, most fiscally irresponsible, pro-abortion President.
“The American people know we can’t borrow and spend and bail our way back to a growing economy. Today, House Republicans will redouble our efforts to stand up for millions of Americans who demand that this Congress come together, practice what we preach about fiscal responsibility, and reject any efforts to increase the cost of energy on Americans in the form of cap and trade. We have to get back to the basics and admit the opportunities lost in the first 100 days. It is time we got back to a larger vision of bipartisanship and fiscal responsibility in Washington.”