“Today I joined the House in a bipartisan effort to pass the largest non-defense spending cut in American history. This is the first real step towards putting our fiscal house in order as it will immediately cut nearly $40 billion this year, and will result in savings of hundreds of billions of dollars over the next ten years. This vote not only begins to correct the culture of endless spending in Washington, but sets the tone for that debate when we begin crafting a final budget for 2012.
“In addition, I am heartened by the fact that all of this was accomplished without Defense Department cuts which would strain our military engaged in three wars. In fact, this resolution adds $5 billion to the Defense budget and assures our military leaders can continue making procurement plans without further delays. This is important for both our national security and Southwest Ohio’s economy.”