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Brooks Votes Yes on Require a PLAN Act

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Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) offered the following statement after voting yes on House Resolution 444, commonly known as the Require a PLAN Act.

"For too long, the President has pretended to lead on the single issue that is most important to all Americans: the economy. He's chosen to ignore our most pressing challenges rather than provide our Nation with a blueprint to solvency and growth. That's the only way to explain his decision to bypass the legally mandated budget submission deadline for four of the last five years.

Having a budget matters to Americans who know that a $16 trillion debt load stifles job creation. Having a plan to balance our budget matters to Americans who know we can't keep borrowing 40 cents of every dollar we spend. We can't afford to pass these responsibilities on to another generation and we can't afford to pretend our budget will balance itself if we don't even have one.

It's time for the President to stop pretending, and start leading. That's why I support the Require a PLAN Act."

The Require a PLAN Act forces the President to tell Congress when and how he plans to balance the nation's budget. To see the Congresswoman discuss the Require A PLAN Act at yesterday's House Leadership Press Conference, click here.


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