Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (IL-06) issued the following statement today after House Republicans passed the Path to Prosperity Budget Resolution.
"Our nation is facing the most predictable debt crisis in history -- we either manage our debt now or our debt manages us forever. Yet even on the verge of this crisis, the White House continues to push an unserious budget that would never balance and didn't get a single vote in the House. Senate Democrats refuse to offer their own plan, last passing a budget when Rod Blagojevich was indicted three years ago.
"The House Republican budget manages our debt now so that future generations aren't saddled with crushing debt that prevents them from having the same opportunities we've had. It offers honest solutions that tackle the growing debt, preserve and strengthen Medicare and other safety-net programs, and fundamentally reinvigorate the economy with comprehensive, pro-growth tax reform and policies to lower energy costs for American families. These are the types of genuine solutions that Americans need and future generations deserve."