The White House, President George W. Bush Click to print this document

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
December 21, 2005

President Applauds Congress for Vote to Reduce Entitlement Spending

The Senate vote to reduce entitlement spending is a victory for taxpayers, fiscal restraint, and responsible budgeting -- and it will help keep us on track to cut the deficit in half by 2009. I applaud the Republicans in the House and Senate who supported the legislation. This will be the first time in nearly a decade that Congress has reduced entitlement spending. This strong bill demonstrates our commitment to funding our Nation's priorities and ensuring that taxpayer money is spent wisely.

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