Rep. Burchett to Newsmax: ‘Fiscal Sanity’ Post-Thanksgiving Priority

Rep. Tim Burchett, R-Tenn., told Newsmax on Monday that “fiscal sanity” is the priority for House Republicans under Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., after the Thanksgiving recess.

“He’s talked about passing a budget and that’s got everybody — the uni-party, all the former leadership, all the cronies, all the lobbyists — upset,” Burchett said on Newsmax’s “National Report.” “He’s talked about a budget because, under a budget, every spending item will have to be discussed and every implement of that will be discussed.

“We haven’t passed a dadgum budget in Congress in 30 years. We have a budget committee; [Rep.] Jodey Arrington out of Texas is doing an excellent job. He has a budget he’d like to present. Former leadership in our party basically gave him a golf clap when he came before our conference and this speaker is giving it more than lip service.

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