WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Eric Cantor (VA-07) today issued the following statement regarding the short-term Continuing Resolution:
“Today, House Republicans unveiled a second Continuing Resolution (CR) that includes common-sense spending cuts to responsibly keep the government running for the next two weeks and avoid a shutdown. This short-term measure will reduce spending by $4 billion through terminations and reductions that the President called for in his budget request and zeroing out earmarks that had previously been funded. I call upon Senate Democrat Leaders Reid and Schumer to put an end to political showmanship and work with us to pass this important measure that will keep the government running in a fiscally responsible way.
“We again thank Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers and his Committee for their tireless work on this latest Continuing Resolution. This is a vitally important measure to prevent a government shutdown and we sincerely hope that Senate Democrats will join us in supporting this reasonable measure that contains cuts and terminations that they have voiced support for. Simply put, less government spending equals more private sector jobs – and that is exactly what our country needs right now.”