White House and Cantor reax to Senate budget vote are remarkably similar.
1. Who said this: “Continuing to fund our government in two or three week increments adds uncertainty to our economy and distracts us from other urgent priorities facing our nation.”
2. And this: “We cannot continue to fund the government with a series of bandaids.”
1. The White House
2. Eric Cantor
Statement by Press Secretary Jay Carney on Senate Passage of the Three-Week Continuing Resolution
Today, the Senate passed a short-term funding bill that avoids a government shutdown and gives Congress the time to find common ground on a measure to take us through the end of the fiscal year. Continuing to fund our government in two or three week increments adds uncertainty to our economy and distracts us from other urgent priorities facing our nation. Now is the time for Democrats and Republicans to come together and find a long-term solution that cuts spending without impeding our ability to win the future. We all agree we want to cut spending, which is why we have already met Republicans halfway. But we will continue to oppose harmful cuts to critical investments in education, innovation, and research and development that we need to grow our economy and create jobs – as well as oppose additions to the bill that have nothing to do with fiscal policy. The President is optimistic that Congress can get this done.
Leader Cantor Statement on Senate’s Approval of Second Short-Term CR
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) today issued the following statement after the Senate voted to approve House Republican’s second short-term Continuing Resolution:
“I was glad to see the overwhelming majority of my colleagues in the Senate join with us to approve our second short-term spending measure that keeps the government running while cutting spending. When signed into law, this measure will mean that we’ve cut $10 billion in just 5 weeks which is a step in the right direction to begin to make Washington live within its means.
“Now that we’ve put more time on the clock, I again implore the President and Senate Democrats to give us an offer that can get majority support in the Senate to fund the government for the remainder of the fiscal year that includes serious spending cuts. We cannot continue to fund the government with a series of bandaids. We need the Democrats and the White House to join us on a long-term measure to fund the government and cut spending so that our economy has the confidence to grow and people can get back to work.”