US Rep Guinta statement on just-passed 2-week stopgap spending bill and its $4+ billion in cuts

“It’s a positive step forward, but it’s a baby step.  We must cut even more.”

(Washington – March 1, 2011)    Rep. Frank Guinta (NH-01) released the following statement following today’s passage of H.J. Res. 44, extending the Continuing Resolution to fund the government through March 18, 2011 and cutting $4.01 billion in existing spending:

“This is another victory in the long campaign to restore fiscal sanity to Washington.  We in the House are acting responsibly, making the real-time spending cuts the people want.  We passed a Continuing Resolution ten days ago that contained $61 billion in cuts, only to watch Senate Democrats dig in their heels in opposition.  Today we won $4.01 billion in spending reductions.  It’s a positive step forward, but it’s a baby step.  We must cut even more.  I will keep fighting for meaningful spending cuts until Washington finally kicks the habit of irresponsible spending.”