|Speaker Boehner, Chairman Camp Highlight GOP Focus on Cutting Spending, Growing Our Economy|
|JANUARY 6, 2013|
With the 113th Congress underway, the Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives is gearing up once again to confront the spending problem that’s driving our national debt, weakening our economy, and threatening our future.
In his remarks to the opening session of Congress on Thursday, Speaker John Boehner said, “The American Dream is in peril so long as its namesake is weighed down by this anchor of debt. Break its hold, and we begin to set our economy free,” and “secure for our children a future of freedom and opportunity.”
“Nothing is more important,” he said. Watch Boehner’s remarks here:
And in the Weekly Republican Address, Ways & Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) said Republicans are “committed to making our economy stronger and healthier, and getting our spending under control.” “Washington takes too much of your money and then wastes it,” he said. “That’s the real problem—and it needs a real solution.”
Camp also highlighted the need for a simpler, pro-growth tax code. “You shouldn’t need an army of lawyers and accountants to understand our tax code. We need a simpler, flatter, fairer tax code that’s designed for taxpayers.” Watch Chairman Camp here: