Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) issued the following statement regarding her vote in support of the Fiscal Year 2015 House Republican Budget that was approved by the Budget Committee.
"I commend Chairman Ryan for his work in crafting this proposal that will provide Americans with the responsible, balanced budget they deserve. This budget balances in ten years, provides a simple and fair tax code, and strengthens programs like Medicare by giving seniors more control over their health care. Most importantly, it repeals Obamacare, which will free one-sixth of the U.S. economy from government mandates and controls. We were also successful in defeating $1.5 Trillion in tax increases that Democrats proposed through failed amendments.
"The Obama economy is shrinking before our very eyes and is wrapping up what economic opportunity is left in regulatory red tape. It's time to put a stop to the failed policies of this Administration that are robbing our children and grandchildren of the economic freedom that's rooted in the American dream. Our budget puts the hard-working taxpayers back in the driver's seat and creates the environment for jobs and economic growth that will get our country back on the path to prosperity."