The House today passed the Path to Prosperity (H. Con. Res. 25), the 2014 budget resolution. The House budget will ensure an additional $1,500 in household income next year and create 500,000 jobs in 2014. Upon passage Congressman Chuck Fleischmann released the following statement:
"The American people know what it means to balance a budget, and they deserve a budget from their government. The Path to Prosperity is a step in the right direction. It balances over 10 years; and, as multiple economists have pointed out, this budget would help get people back to work and keep more money in the pockets of hardworking Americans.
"At a time when unemployment is 7.7% and our national debt is $16.7 trillion, Senate Democrats have offered a plan that will increase taxes by $1.5 trillion. Yet even with this massive tax increase their budget never, ever balances. Meanwhile the President is again late in offering his budget, though he found time this week to present his Final Four picks. The American people deserve better and today House Republicans passed a budget that balances, creates jobs and sets our nation back on a path to prosperity."