Mar 14, 2011

McCarthy On Short-Term CRs: “Democrats Are Going To Have To Step Up To Make Sure That This Is Our Very Last One”

With Sen. Chuck Schumer, yet again, trying to stoke fears of a government shutdown, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor reminded Democrats that they must finally “step up” to ensure that this CR is “our very last one.”

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy On The Need For Another Short-Term CR: “Our hopes are: Democrats are going to have to step up to make sure that this is our very last one.” (Molly K. Hooper, “Cantor: Latest Stopgap Should Be Last Before Long-Term Budget Deal,” The Hill, 3/14/11)

  • McCarthy Called On Democrats To “Get Serious” About CRs. “House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) chimed in, saying Democrats will have to ‘step up’ to support the second CR and ‘get serious.’” (Molly K. Hooper, “Cantor: Latest Stopgap Should Be Last Before Long-Term Budget Deal,” The Hill, 3/14/11)

  • McCarthy Said That The Short-Term CR “Is Not Something We’re Going To Continue To Always Do.” “The second- and third-ranking Republicans in the House joined the chorus of frustration Monday, warning that they won’t bring many more such stopgap bills to the floor. ‘This three-weeks (measure) is not something we’re going to continue to always do,’ said GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy of California.” (“GOP Conservatives Balk At Stopgap Spending Bill,” The Associated Press, 3/14/11)

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor On House GOP’s Short-Term CR: “We Are Trying To Position Ourselves So That We Can Ensure No Government Shutdown But Continue Cutting Spending.” CANTOR: “Right now, we are trying to position ourselves so that we can ensure no government shutdown but continue cutting spending and to reach a result that I think that we can get a majority of members to go along with.” (Felicia Sonmez, “Republican Study Committee Chairman Joins In Opposition To Stopgap Spending Measure,” The Washington Post’s “2 Chambers” Blog, 3/14/11)

  • CANTOR: “We have time and again seen the Senate unable to put a bill on the floor that can garner the 60 votes.” (Felicia Sonmez, “Republican Study Committee Chairman Joins In Opposition To Stopgap Spending Measure,” The Washington Post’s “2 Chambers” Blog, 3/14/11)