Republicans may control Congress and the White House, but a leading House Republican says they can't be blamed for runaway federal spending on their watch. Blame it on the war, said Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas. Or the Democrats. [...] He also blamed Democrats, complaining that they haven't offered any suggestions on how to cut spending. He said they created a congressional budget process that makes it difficult to cut spending. "We've been operating off a Congress designed by Democrats," he said.
The Republicans took control of Congress in 1995.