Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) today issued the following statement after voting for passage of H.Con.Res. 112, the Budget Resolution introduced by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI):
"America's looming debt crisis is the most predictable calamity our country has ever faced and I commend Chairman Ryan for putting together a plan which avoids it. The House budget puts our nation back on a path to prosperity by meeting our fiscal challenges head-on. With our nation nearly $16 trillion in debt, Nebraskans deserve real solutions from their government, not demagoguery or political gamesmanship.
"This plan will lift the crushing burden of debt by cutting trillions in spending, balancing the budget without tax increases, and creating a long-term blueprint for economic growth. It will also ensure we carry on the uniquely American tradition of passing on a stronger, more prosperous nation to our kids and grandkids. We have a lot of work to do and I am committed to advancing these commonsense solutions so future generations have a shot at the American Dream."