Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) issued the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 444, the Require a PLAN Act of 2013, which obligates President Obama to generate a balanced budget within a 10-year window or provide a supplemental budget plan by April 1, 2013, that identifies the year in which a balanced budget would be reached:
"It's disheartening to have to pass legislation that forces our Commander-in-chief to draft a responsible budget proposal," Collins said. "But when you have an executive branch that is as out-of-touch with the hardships of the American people as the Obama Administration, this is unfortunately what you have to do. I made a commitment to my constituency to do everything I could to reduce the suffocating debt the federal government has unfairly placed on future generations. If that means voting for a bill that requires President Obama to be a responsible leader and protect the future of my children and the rest of the youth living in the Ninth District of Georgia, then so be it."
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