“The President has threatened to veto the bill we just passed to keep our government open and to fund the troops. None of us want a shutdown, all of us have said that. If we do end up there, there is one thing we feel very strongly about, and that is the men and women who are defending our country, and their families, must be paid. There is bipartisan support for the bill we just passed in the House over in the Senate.
“We would urge Leader Reid to take that bill up to avoid a government shutdown. We continue to face a very serious fiscal challenge in this country. There’s $14 trillion of debt. We continue to borrow nearly 40 cents of every dollar we spend. The federal government is broke. And we continue to put forward solutions to solve the problem, but the President has offered no serious plan to deal with it.
“The President has continued to say he wants an adult conversation, and we are all adults here, but let’s be real. The adult thing to do here is to keep the government functioning. It is to get our fiscal house in order. It is to pay our troops, and it is to get Americans back to work.”
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA)
Remarks at GOP Stakeout
April 7, 2011
View Leader Cantor's Remarks HERE.