WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) today issued the following statement after the Senate approved the House’s short term Continuing Resolution:
“Today’s action by the Senate to overwhelmingly approve House Republicans’ Continuing Resolution is a welcome sign that Washington is beginning to move in the right direction to cut spending and get our fiscal house in order so that people can get back to work. Like yesterday’s vote in the House, many Senate Democrats crossed the aisle to endorse this common sense measure that cuts $4 billion over two weeks and will prevent a government shutdown.
“Now that Congressional Democrats and the Administration have recognized the need for spending cuts – and agreed with our math on the level of the cuts – I am hopeful that Leader Reid will join us on a long-term measure that contains serious spending reductions, or offer a plan of his own. We need to act responsibly and put together a measure that will fund the government for the remainder of the fiscal year instead of short-term bandaids. The sooner we can find agreement for cutting spending while funding the government for the remainder of the fiscal year, the sooner we can focus on additional pro-growth measures to jump start the economy and create jobs in the private sector.”