House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement regarding the publication of the House Republican budget, "Path to Prosperity: A Responsible, Balanced Budget":
"Today, led by Chairman Paul Ryan, the House Budget Committee introduced a responsible, balanced budget. At a time of runaway deficits that have fueled the growth of the national debt by nearly $6 trillion in just four years, a balanced budget is needed. The President's budget, the Senate Democrats' budget and the House Democrats' budget will never achieve balance, and all three are expected to be filled with massive new tax increases that will do little to reduce the deficit, and could threaten future economic growth. House Republicans believe that by cutting wasteful spending, fixing our inefficient tax code, protecting and strengthening our social safety nets, and reforming government programs so that they are there to support those in need, our country will reverse from this dangerous course. American families and hardworking taxpayers are already suffering enough under the massive debt and cloud of economic uncertainty caused by Washington Democrats' reckless spending. It has to stop. I applaud Chairman Ryan and the entire Budget Committee on their diligent work which is vital to restoring America's promise."