Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) voted yes today in favor of the Van Hollen Budget Substitute.
Congressman Delaney releases the following statement:
"We should have two priorities when it comes to our budget: 1) fundamentally changing our fiscal trajectory and reducing our debt and 2) making increased investments in our future so our economy and children can thrive. Overall, I believe Democrats should lead on deficit reduction and entitlement reform and we should continue to reach across the aisle and push for a grand bargain budget deal along the lines of Simpson-Bowles. The Ryan Budget will make it more difficult for our workers and businesses to compete in the global marketplace. It hurts the most vulnerable in our society and is the wrong approach to deficit reduction. The Democratic alternative offered by Congressman Van Hollen is superior in that it advances critical investments in education and infrastructure, and I look forward to it being improved with appropriate entitlement reform and deficit reduction."
Delaney outlined his budget position during floor debate on the Ryan Budget Tuesday evening.