Boehner Applauds President Bush’s Calls for Continued Fiscal Restraint |
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the release of President Bush’s FY 2007 budget request today, U.S. House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement:

“Recognizing the substantial challenges we face at home and abroad, President Bush’s budget request ensures that our nation’s highest priorities are met, while not losing sight of the need for responsibility in government spending.  This blueprint represents a good starting point for this year’s budget process – a process that will be marked by our continued resolve to reform the way the federal government spends taxpayer dollars.

“Throughout the past year, House Republicans have demonstrated our commitment to saving taxpayer dollars by making federal programs more effective and efficient.  It’s unfortunate that House Democrats have sat idly by as spectators, offering plenty of sound bytes but no clear plan for fiscal accountability.  It’s my hope this year they’ll seriously consider offering constructive, fiscally-responsible ideas of their own.”