"So before my Democrat colleagues start touting Mr. Zandi's report, I suggest they look at his record on the so-called stimulus," Quayle added.

The issue of spending cuts took center stage on Tuesday morning, as the House prepared to vote on a two-week spending bill that is expected to pass both the House and the Senate.

Democrats taking the floor on Tuesday, including House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), spoke in opposition to the full FY 2011 spending bill that would cut $61 billion from current spending levels, but did not speak against the two-week spending bill.

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Tuesday also released a report that found billions of dollars in duplicative spending, which is creating more Republican enthusiasm for cuts.