Congressman Steve Scalise today issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed a GOP budget cutting $6.2 trillion over the next 10 years.
"Today, the House of Representatives took a major step towards putting Washington back on the path of fiscal responsibility by refusing to spend money that we don't have," Scalise said. "Chairman Ryan's proposed budget starts an honest fact-based conversation about how we can solve our country's spending crisis, and I look forward to the continuation of this debate. The federal government needs to finally start tightening its belt, and living within its means, just like families and small businesses do.
"Contrary to the budget proposed by President Obama earlier this year, Chairman Ryan's budget will kick start job creation, decrease government spending, and eliminate the mountain of debt placed on the backs of our children and grandchildren while balancing the budget without raising taxes. The GOP budget will also preserve Medicare for seniors while strengthening it for future generations. I will continue fighting to rein in federal spending in order to get our country back on the path to fiscal solvency so we can secure the American Dream for our children and grandchildren."