Alaskan Congressman Don Young today voted in favor of H.Con. Res. 25, legislation that would establish the budget for the federal government for Fiscal Year 2014, and set forth appropriate budget levels for Fiscal Years 2015- 2023. The bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives on a vote of 221-207.
"As the national debt approaches 17 trillion dollars, to say that the United States has a debt problem would be a serious understatement," Rep. Young said. "Today's budget is not just about a plan for the upcoming fiscal year, it also puts America on a path toward balancing the nation's budget in ten years, all while reforming our welfare programs, cutting wasteful spending, fixing the tax code and strengthening priorities like national security and Medicare."
"Chairman Ryan's budget is a small step towards solving the problem of our debt and deficit. Unfortunately, the Senate budget is giant leap backwards. After calling for $1 trillion in new tax increases on American families, using every budget gimmick in the book, including advocating for higher corporate tax rates which are already the highest in the world, I find it astounding that the Senate Budget still does not balance. We waited four years for this?"