Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014by Representative John A. Boehner
Posted on 2013-12-12
BOEHNER. Mr. Speaker, let me thank Chairman Ryan and his Senate
counterpart, Democrats and Republicans, frankly, on both sides of the
Capitol who worked hard to bring this agreement together.
My colleagues, I think it is pretty simple. If you are for reducing the budget deficit, then you should be voting for this bill. If you are for cutting the size of government, you should be supporting this budget. If you are for preventing tax increases, you should be voting for this budget. If you are for entitlement reform, you ought to be voting for this budget. These are the things I came here to do, and this budget does them.
Is it perfect? Does it go far enough? No, not at all. I think it is going to take a lot more work to get our arms around our debt and our deficit. But this budget is a positive step in that direction. It is progress. It is doing what the American people expect us to do. It is coming together and finding common ground. Stick to our principles, but find common ground.
Again, I commend Chairman Ryan and Chairman Murray for their work, and I urge all of my colleagues to vote for this budget.
Mr. VAN HOLLEN. Mr. Speaker, I continue to reserve the balance of my time.