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U.S. Representative Daniel Webster (FL-08) today released the following statement urging support of Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) Budget Control Act:

“Today’s vote on a serious and responsible plan to cut spending is a significant step towards transforming the way Washington spends taxpayer money. Before there are strides, leaps, and sprints, there are steps, and this is yet another towards substantial accountability in Washington.

“The Budget Control Act holds true to the two principles I’ve insisted on throughout this debate: no new taxes and cuts must exceed the amount the debt ceiling is raised. A serious plan to cut spending immediately, cap future spending, and advance a balanced budget amendment is a welcome initiative at a time when the Senate and White House have been absent at best,”
said Congressman Daniel Webster.

In the same framework as the Cut, Cap and Balance plan supported by Congressman Webster, the Budget Control Act:
  • Cuts FY2012 spending by $44B in budget authority
  • Provides caps to control spending and saves $917B over the next 10 years
  • Cuts and Caps to save $106B this Congress
  • Requires a Balanced Budget Amendment to pass both houses of Congress before the debt ceiling is raised for long-term accountability