CONGRESSMAN RENACCI VOTES TO REDUCE GOVERNMENT SPENDING, FOCUS ON JOB CREATION01/25/11
Washington, DC-- Today, Congressman Jim Renacci (OH-16) voted in support of a bill to reduce government spending, showing taxpayers he is serious about restoring fiscal responsibility in Washington.
H. Res. 38, a resolution Reducing Non-Security Spending to Fiscal Year 2008 levels or less, today passed the House by a vote of 256 – 165. Instead of working with Republicans to pass a budget for the current fiscal year, House Democrats last year opted to use a stop-gap funding measure to keep spending at unsustainably high levels until March 2011. The legislation passed by the House today will require the House Budget Committee to provide allocations for non-security spending for the remainder of FY 2011 at FY 2008 levels or less. The measure constitutes a temporary spending authorization that will last only until the adoption of the budget later this year.
Congressman Renacci’s vote today to further reduce government spending demonstrates his continued commitment to fiscal responsibility and to reducing the size and scope of the federal government.
“The exploding deficits and unbridled spending that defined the past several years in Washington have pushed our economy to the brink of collapse, and while much work lies ahead, today’s vote was an important step on the path towards restraint and responsibility,” Renacci said. “I am keeping my promise to my constituents by cutting spending in Washington and fighting to restore certainty and predictability to the marketplace.”