Denham: I voted for Budget Control Act' to hold President and Washington accountable

WASHINTON, D.C. – Rep. Jeff Denham issued the following statement after the House of Representatives approved the Budget Control Act of 2011.

“Today I voted to shrink a federal government that has done nothing but expand for the past 40 years. I voted for the Budget Control Act of 2011 to hold the President and Washington accountable and ensure that we’re never in this situation again. While this legislation is far from perfect, it is one step towards ensuring economic security for our kids and grandkids.

“While the numbers are smaller than I would like, today we made real progress towards mandating fiscal discipline in Washington and instilling confidence in America’s job creators. Californians have been forced to tighten their belts for too long, it’s now time that Washington did the same. With this legislation we have the opportunity to hold Washington accountable for the money it spends by voting on a Balanced Budget Amendment and sending it to the states for ratification.”