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WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (MO-08) said the agreement reached in the House of Representatives Monday will help foster a much-needed debate about restoring responsibility to spending in Washington.
“We’ve changed the conversation in Washington. I can’t tell you how important that is to the future of our country. Our children and their children deserve the opportunity and freedom which are only possible in a nation which is serious about getting control of its spending and borrowing. This measure moves us towards that goal,” Emerson said.
“I talked to a 13-year old girl in our congressional district today. She is engaged in the issue, and it resonates with her. If we continue on the present course we will spend and borrow our way into economic disaster,” Emerson added.
“There will be more reforms and more spending cuts in the future, and I hope we can build on the progress we’ve made today. I’ll continue to work to curtail spending and abuse so we can make good on the promises our children and grandchildren deserve.”
The legislation cuts federal spending by $2.3 trillion over 10 years.