Congressman Kevin Yoder made the following statement after House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan released his Fiscal Year 2013 budget.
"House Republicans have once again put forward a budget proposal to address our nation's critical financial health. We cannot plan for the future without clearly defining how our federal dollars should be spent to pay for services and programs. We have an extremely important discussion ahead about the financial path our country will take. I applaud Congressman Ryan for offering a budget plan that we can now discuss and debate and I urge the Senate to offer a budget proposal as well -- something they have not done in over three years.
Too many politicians in Washington have refused to make difficult decisions because they are more concerned about their next election rather than the next generation. Our focus should now turn to protecting and respecting hardworking taxpayers who have already sacrificed too much for their government to keep wasting their hard-earned dollars. In Congress, we need to work together on a federal budget in order to secure our country's economic security and restore confidence in our future and our American way of life."