Leader-elect Cantor Statement on Self-Imposed Congressional Budget Cuts

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WASHINGTON, DC – House Republicans have introduced - and posted online - the text of a resolution to reduce the operating budgets of House committees, leadership offices, and individual member offices. These budget cuts will save taxpayers an estimated $35 million in the first year alone. The resolution is expected to be voted on by the full House on Thursday, January 6th. Today, Majority Leader-elect Eric Cantor (R-VA) issued the following statement in support of this effort:

 

“Federal spending is out of control, and that’s why we will begin the new Republican Majority by cutting our own Congressional operating budgets. For too long, families and small businesses across America tightened their belts while the federal government continued its spending spree. That federal spending spree will stop with the new Republican Majority. This self-imposed cut to our own operating budgets in the House will save American taxpayers more than $35 million right away and I hope that federal agencies across the spectrum will follow suit and find ways to cut their own budgets. If not, we’re happy to do it for them.”

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