Re: Subject:$ 8,338,162,385,897.57

Early this morning, the House voted to pass the FY07 Budget Resolution. As a member of the House Budget Committee, I was pleased that we were able to get a fiscally responsible budget passed.By passing the House budget resolution, we are taking important steps on the long road to fiscal responsibility. Although, I would have favored deeper reductions in spending, this budget addresses the need to spend responsibly and reduce the deficit.

The FY 07 budget furthers our plan to support our growing economy, strengthen our nation's most critical programs, reform the federal government, and spend the taxpayers' dollars wisely. Slowing the growth of government spending is never easy, but we have made some tough choices and we are making progress.