WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement today upon House passage of a continuing resolution to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year.
“By funding the government through the end of the fiscal year at reduced spending levels, the bill passed in the House today – though not perfect – is one small but vital step towards fiscal sustainability.
“While the president and members of his administration continue their campaign to scare the American people with false reports of airline delays and teacher pink slips or canceled self-guided White House tours in an attempt to bolster their ‘sky is falling’ narrative on the impact of the sequester, House Republicans have acted to prevent a government shutdown.
“Make no mistake about it—if the president continues his attempt to scare the American people with the threat of a government shutdown, it will be because he has failed to act.
“Our nation’s debt crisis is a result of Washington spending too much, not taxing too little. The president already got his tax increases, yet he has failed to deliver the spending cuts he promised the American people. It is past time for the president and Senate Democrats to stop playing games and get serious about working with House Republicans to address our spending-driven debt crisis.”