Wilson Votes to Cut, Cap, and Balance

Jul 19, 2011
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011, H.R. 2560, by a vote of 234-190:

“The Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011 provides legitimate long-term reforms to Washington’s runaway spending. As an original co-sponsor of this Act, I firmly believe this legislation will force Washington to do what families and small businesses must do every day: balance the budget.

“This Act puts an end to the ‘spend now, pay later,’ mentality in Washington by: cutting current spending levels, enacting caps which restrict the amount of money the government can spend each year, and requiring a Balanced Budget Amendment in order to raise the debt limit. These measures are a step in the right direction in putting our country back on the path to prosperity.

“I encourage the Senate to pass this legislation to bring it one step closer to becoming a reality.”