February 18th, 2011, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement condemning 92 House Republicans for helping defeat a proposal by Rep. Jim Jordan and Rep. Marsha Blackburn to cut another $20 billion from the budget:
"Rep. Jordan and Rep. Blackburn's proposal for another $20 billion in spending cuts would have helped House Republicans keep the Pledge to America promise to 'roll back government spending to pre-stimulus, pre-bailout levels' by ensuring that all agencies operate at FY 2008 levels.
"Although 147 Republicans, a broad majority of the conference, supported these cuts, incredibly, 92 members of their own caucus chose to protect funding for the government. Unfortunately, now the House will come far short of its pledge to cut at least $100 billion of spending this year.
"Americans for Limited Government will continue our fight to hold House Republicans accountable to keep their pledge of cutting $100 billion in spending this year. We urge all concerned citizens to contact their representatives at www.keepthepledge.org."