So you probably didn't see this on the front pages, but last week the House acted on reforms to not only improve our welfare and criminal justice systems, but ensure your taxpayer dollars are spent wisely.

This fiscally-responsible legislation increases Capitol security, allows sledding on the Hill, and funds critical government oversight tools.

Next Tuesday, President Obama is expected to submit his final budget proposal to Congress. Last year’s edition got a grand total of one vote in the Senate, so expectations aren’t high in these parts. And in year eight, we know what kind of proposal we can expect: a bloated budget that grows the government.

We can’t preserve the American Dream, Speaker Boehner says, unless we get serious about solving our spending problem.

Our efforts to find a path forward will continue, and I am hopeful that both sides can work together on a long-term solution.

The memo confirms...the House bill will save taxpayers money and put the Medicare program on a more sustainable path.

Editorials continue to praise House-passed legislation to strengthen the Medicare program...calling the measure “an important marker of progress in the area of entitlement reform.”

“The bill is a big deal” Valley News writes, along with numerous other editorial boards that are praising the measure.

This will be the first real entitlement reform that we’ve seen in nearly two decades.

While the president’s plan would be a disaster for working families struggling in this economy, the House plan lays the foundation for more robust economic growth and more jobs.