Rothfus Votes for Budget that Fosters Job Creation and Protects Seniors

Statement

By:  Keith Rothfus
Date: March 21, 2013
Location: Unknown

"A balanced budget is critical for a healthier economy, adding jobs, and ensuring that we have the money to promote a strong national defense and preserve and protect Medicare and Social Security for our seniors," said Rothfus. "The plan that I voted for today balances the budget in ten years without raising taxes yet again on hardworking Americans."

"The Senate, which has introduced a budget for the first time in over four years, raises taxes again by over a trillion dollars, increases spending by hundreds of billions of dollars, and never balances."

"We have all seen President Obama's bracket, but we still have not seen his budget, which is now more than six weeks late."

Congressman Rothfus voted against the Senate Democrat budget resolution yesterday when it was brought to the floor of the House for a vote (H. Con. Res. 25, Roll Call 83). It was rejected by a bipartisan 154-261 vote.

The House passed H. Con. Res. 25, establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2014 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2015 through 2023, in a 221-207 vote.