Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement on the Republican budget proposal:
"I am proud to support this budget proposal. This year's proposal is an improvement over last year's because it would balance the budget over ten years, reform our complicated tax code, repeal President Obama's health care law and ensure our military leaders have the tools they need to protect Americans at home and abroad.
"East Tennesseans have spoken out against the President's tax, borrow, and spend policies, and the Republican plan proves we've heard the message. This plan would start the process of getting our fiscal house in order and by 2023, we'll have a $7 billion annual budget surplus. I hope my colleagues in the Democrat-led Senate will stop putting off the tough decisions and join House Republicans to get our country back on track."