Today Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen, Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee, issued the following statement on President Obama's budget proposal:
"Democrats and Republicans in Congress have put forward their budget proposals, and today President Obama has presented his plan to boost job growth and reduce the long-term deficit in a balanced way. While I have concerns with aspects of this budget, it is clearly an effort to meet the GOP halfway in order to end the budget gridlock. Now it is time for Washington Republicans to demonstrate a willingness to get serious about putting Americans back to work and taking a balanced approach to reducing our long-term deficit. Speaker Boehner should appoint budget conferees to tackle these issues without delay."