Congressman Randy Hultgren (IL-14) released the following statement in response to President Obama's FY 2014 budget proposal submitted to Congress today, more than nine weeks after the statutory deadline of the first Monday in February.
"Actions have consequences, and so does inaction," Hultgren said. "The President's budget is not only nine weeks late, it fails to acknowledge Washington's fundamental spending problem. The President's budget would tax more, spend more and pass along an ever-growing mountain of debt down to our kids. This debt is eating away the buying power of working families, seniors on fixed incomes and students working their way through school. This is unacceptable."
"We owe American families a proactive budget that responsibly cuts spending, creates jobs, and protects and strengthens Social Security and Medicare for our seniors -- without raising taxes," Hultgren added. "The House budget I voted for makes this commitment to American families and charts a course to the future of growth and opportunity we all deserve."
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a budget, H. Con. Res 25 by a vote of 221-207 on March 21. The U.S. Senate adopted a separate budget plan on March 23 by a vote of 50-49. Congressman Hultgren was among those voting in favor of the House budget resolution.