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February 19, 2011


Washington, D.C. – Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ) praised the passage of H.R. 1, a continuing resolution that cuts non-defense discretionary spending by $100 billion in the next seven months compared to President Obama’s FY 11 budget request:

“After more than 90 hours of spirited debate this week, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, the largest spending cut since World War II.

“In the pre-dawn hours of Saturday morning, the new majority voted to reign in government spending to pre-stimulus, pre-bailout levels, cutting over a billion dollars.

“This morning’s vote sends a clear message to the country that Republicans are serious about our pledge to get this economy back on track and I urge the Senate to move quickly to pass H.R. 1.

“Very few times in our country’s history has the call for leadership been more clear or our reckless fiscal path been more serious. However, we don’t stop here. H.R. 1 is only the first step in getting our financial house in order. House Republicans will continue to fight to reduce the size and cost of this government to create jobs for the American people.”



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