Today, U.S. Congressman Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement upon the release of President Obama's FY 2014 budget blueprint submitted to Congress today.
"In this budget, we have cut our deficit nearly in half since 2009. Like most Americans, I believe we need to take a balanced, bipartisan approach to balancing our budget, investing in job and economic growth and reducing our debt," said Perlmutter. "The President's budget plan is about innovation, education and cooperation to make investments and find savings to ensure we have a strong, stable and secure economy built to last."
To move our country forward and ensure long-term economic stability, security and sustained job growth here in our country, we have to both cut our spending and reduce our debt, as well as make the critical necessary investments in education for our children and rebuilding our aging transportation and energy infrastructure.
Perlmutter will continue fighting for the priorities impacting the 7th Congressional District and the state of Colorado, including support for jobs and programs leading to energy independence; transportation safety and infrastructure improvements; law enforcement and first responders; aerospace and national security efforts, as well as programs to benefit hardworking families, seniors and veterans.
"This budget outline is another step forward and an offer of compromise to get our fiscal house in order. We have a long road to go to responsibly balance the budget, but this plan is a vast improvement over irresponsible proposals by House Republicans forcing seniors, veterans and families to pay for more tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires," said Perlmutter.