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Webster's Bipartisan Working Group Introduces Bill to Eliminate Washington's Budget Gimmicks

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Location: Washington, DC

Representative Daniel Webster (FL-10) issued the following statement on his cooperation with a bipartisan working group to introduce H.R. 1654, the Budget Process Improvement Act of 2013:

"Restoring our fiscal house requires an honest budget. Too often, accounting tricks and gimmicks make it impossible to weed out ineffective and inefficient Washington spending, but make it easier to hide looming deficits down the road. Our Bipartisan Working Group is focused on common-sense solutions to common problems, and this bill is proof that it is possible to find common ground on some issues in order to produce reforms that will benefit all Americans.

"It is time to stop keeping track of the political score and instead focus on solutions. The Budget Process Improvement Act forces the federal government to be honest about its spending. Hardworking taxpayers deserve accountability when it comes to how their tax dollars are spent, and fixing Washington's broken budget process is the first step to delivering that transparency," said Representative Webster.

The Budget Process Improvement Act of 2013 (H.R. 1654) is a product of the bipartisan working group that Representative Webster helped form when he was first elected to represent Central Floridians in Congress. Original cosponsors of this legislation include many members of the bipartisan working group: Daniel Webster (R-FL), Jim Renacci (R-OH), Mike Quigley (D-IL), John Carney (D-DE), Larry Bucschon (R-IN), Bill Owens (D-NY), Ron Barber (D-AZ), Patrick Meehan (R-PA), Peter Welch (D-VT), Joseph Heck (R-NV) and John Delaney (D-MD).


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