Minority Leader says $6.5 billion not enough in proposed reductions during Senate floor speech Friday.
Cantor: “A month into the debate, I’m glad that the White House finally outlined a plan, but unfortunately it falls far short.”
Boehner: “”Yesterday, the White House and congressional Democrats finally announced their position. Unfortunately, it is little more than the status quo, and the status quo is indefensible and unacceptable.”
Leader Cantor Statement on White House Spending Proposal
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) today issued the following statement in response to the White House’s proposal to cut $6.5 billion in spending for the rest of the fiscal year:
“A month into the debate, I’m glad that the White House finally outlined a plan, but unfortunately it falls far short and is not a serious attempt to cut spending and get our fiscal house in order. Less government spending equals more private sector jobs, and House Republicans applied that principle to our long-term funding measure, H.R. 1. At a time when the debt is more than $14 trillion, we must cut spending and do more with less so that people can get back to work. The visions of each party cannot be more clear, but I am hopeful that as negotiations continue, Democrats will finally listen to people who want real solutions to the economic challenges facing our country.”