Speaker Boehner Commends House for Listening to the People, Cutting Spending to Help Create Better Environment for Job Creation

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) praised House passage of H.R. 1, a continuing resolution that cuts discretionary spending by $100 billion in the next seven months compared to President Obama's FY 11 budget request to help create a better environment for job creation:

“This week, for the first time in many years, the People’s House was allowed to work its will – and the result was one of the largest spending cuts in American history. For the good of our economy and our democracy, I call on Senate Majority Leader Reid to allow it to come to an immediate vote. Cutting federal spending is critical to reducing economic uncertainty, encouraging private-sector investment, and creating a better environment for job creation in our country. We will not stop here in our efforts to cut spending, not when we’re broke and Washington’s spending binge is making it harder to create jobs.

“I thank Chairman Rogers and the Appropriations Committee for their leadership on this issue, and for their hard work in passing this measure. I also commend Members on both sides of the aisle, the freshman class in particular, and the staff and personnel of the House, for the commitment and extra effort they put forth to make this momentous debate possible. As the chamber of our government closest to the people, the House works best when it is allowed to work its will.”