House Republicans have laid out a multifaceted agenda for this Congress, aimed at generating faster economic growth and job creation. House Rules Committee Chairman Dreier (R-CA) discusses how next week’s House vote, combined with the other work done so far by Congress will fulfill the Republicans “Pledge to America” agenda.
On Tuesday, Republicans will bring up a resolution to cut federal spending to 2008 levels even though House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) has already been given authority to set budget limits when the House adopted new procedural rules at the start of the 112th session.
Representative Dreier also stated that the increase in spending under the stimulus package, as well as the health care law, “undermined job creation” and that the economy grew “in spite of” those measures and not because of them.
The congressman maintained that the vote is not about grandstanding, but it a necessary statement to have on record communicating the Republicans new economic policy.