WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed the FY 2016 Budget Resolution, A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America.
“Every day, Americans all across this country sit down at their kitchen tables and balance their families’ budget. They look at their finances, weigh their priorities, and live within their means. It’s time for the federal government to do the same. Today I voted for a budget that highlights our vision of ‘government for the people’ – one that stands in direct contrast to President Obama’s path forward. Our budget is the first step toward putting our country back on a fiscally responsible track – by balancing in less than ten years with no new taxes, and ensuring taxpayer dollars are spent more responsibly and efficiently. President Obama’s budget doesn’t balance, and punishes hard working Americans by raises taxes even more. Our budget secures a strong national defense – while the President’s lacks the adequate funding our military needs Our budget repeals Obamacare, and puts health care decisions back in the hands of American families and our seniors. Five years into the President’s costly health care law, the need for a solution has never been more apparent.
“For our country’s economy to grow, we must have a strong foundation. Our budget provides the healthy roots American families need to feel secure and empowered. I applaud Budget Committee Chairman Price (R-GA) for crafting a balanced, transparent budget. Today, House Republicans passed a budget that counteracts the President’s costly and out-of-touch policies and provides a solution that will make people’s lives better.”