Boehner retirement presents golden budget opportunity

Sept. 25, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to the pending retirement of House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio):

“Speaker Boehner has led the House through some tumultuous times. While we have not always agreed with his tactics, we all shared a common desire to restore fiscal sanity in Washington, D.C. and his legacy will be the three-year leveling of outlays that have slowed the growth of the national debt.

“The transition provides a unique opportunity to reestablish the separation of powers between the branches of government. Rep. Ken Buck has been at the forefront of the push to the defend the House’s Article I power of the purse, a vision shared by all House Republicans led by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

“The budget discussions ahead provide the perfect opportunity for House Republicans to set the spending priorities for 12 of the remaining 15 months of the Obama Administration. The shift in power provides a golden opportunity for Congress to put its imprimatur on policies that stop Obama’s executive branch regulatory overreach.”

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