American Families Budget, Washington Should Too

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) today issued the following statement after the close of the House Republicans’ Issue Conference.

“American families have to budget, especially in difficult times, and it is time for Washington to be put on a budget that cuts out-of-control spending.   The House has done its job and passed budgets, and we will again this year.  But the United States Senate is approaching four years without having passed a budget, and that must end because the Democratic majority in Washington is shortchanging the American people.

“Next week, I will support legislation which requires the Senate and House to pass a budget or Members’ own pay will be suspended.  This bill will also increase the debt limit for three months.  It is a first step in a serious effort to reduce the debt that is threatening the future of our children and grandchildren.”