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McCarthy Statement on Short-Term CR Passage

Mar 1, 2011
Press Release

Washington D.C. – Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement regarding the passage of the short-term continuing resolution:

"This budget measure is a short-term solution to keep the government running that removes barriers to job creation by cutting spending and begins to address our long-term debt problem. Our bloated federal budget is hampering American job creation, and we cannot continue to ignore the problem before us. With the passage of this short-term measure, the House has now sent two funding resolutions to the Senate, yet we are still waiting for a response. It's up to the Senate Democrats to finally listen to what the American people have been saying for months: Washington must cut spending and reduce the size of government for small businesses to create jobs. We were elected to address the tough challenges facing our nation, we promised that we would provide a better future in our Pledge to America, and we're following through on our commitment. I'm hopeful President Obama and Senate Democrats will join us in making the difficult decisions necessary to get our country back on track."