Congressman Tim Ryan released the following statement today after House Republicans passed a budget led by Paul Ryan for the third year in a row.
"The budget passed today in the Republican-led House of Representatives fails the test of leadership in almost every way. This budget plan puts at risk our economic recovery--and for the third straight year--ends the Medicare guarantee. In addition, this budget repeals provisions of the Affordable Care Act and proposes a plan that would raise taxes on the middle class and give the top 1% additional tax breaks.
"My fellow Democrats and I are focused on creating jobs and strengthening the middle class by investing in education, research and building the infrastructure needed in America. These are the investments that will provide prosperity for our country and put our workers on the job.
"We need to enact a plan that creates jobs, grows our economy, and brings down our deficit in a balanced way. Republicans had a chance to do that today--and failed."