WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) released the following statement on the passage of the Expedited Legislation Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2011, H.R. 3521.
“The bipartisan Expedited Line-Item Veto bill is an important tool that affords the Executive Branch and Congress the ability to control wasteful, unnecessary spending. With a $15 trillion national debt, hardworking American taxpayers need to know that their tax dollars are being spent in the most efficient way possible. I thank House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan for advancing this common sense budget process reform, while making certain Congress maintains its constitutional power of the purse.
“Like other budget reform bills, this legislation is part of House Republicans’ solution to put our country back on a sustainable fiscal path. I hope we can continue working in a bipartisan manner to enact responsible budget reforms that will get our fiscal house in order and create an environment for economic growth and job creation.”