Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, released the following statement on H.Con.Res. 25, the Republican Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution introduced by Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI). The budget passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 221-207.
"The budget proposed by the Republican majority today is an ideological document that lays out a path to prosperity for only the wealthiest Americans, while undermining our recovery and long term economic strength through deep cuts to investments in our infrastructure, education, and research.
"The American public resoundingly rejected Paul Ryan's ideological budget when he introduced roughly the same document last year. It would cost two million jobs next year alone, and includes more than $5 trillion in tax cuts and giveaways to the wealthiest Americans.
"The Ryan Budget devastates the federal government's ability to invest in our nation's future by drastically cutting social safety net programs. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 66 percent of its $5 trillion in non-defense budget cuts over ten years come from programs that serve low and moderate income Americans.
"By contrast, the Democratic proposal, introduced by Rep. Van Hollen, puts 1.2 million more people to work this year than the GOP budget, invests in education, energy, research, and infrastructure.
"The Ryan budget resolution reflects a Republican Party's vision for an America where only the wealthy are given the resources and opportunities to thrive. It is a vision that has already been rejected by the American people."