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Price Statement on Third Year Without a Senate Budget


Location: Washington, DC

House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) issued the following statement marking three years since Senate Democrats advanced a budget.

"Sunday marks the third year since the Democrat-led Senate has passed a budget -- an embarrassing record of recklessness and failed leadership," said Chairman Price. "Meanwhile, for four consecutive years, President Obama has presided over trillion dollar plus deficits. Democrats are choosing to ignore our fiscal crisis even as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has identified the debt as the greatest threat to our national security. They are putting our nation at risk while threatening our economy with more debt and the threat of ever higher taxes. That is why, for two years in a row, the Republican-led House of Representatives has advanced a bold budget proposal outlining our positive vision for the future -- one in which our nation cannot only grow and prosper but where we do not leave a mountain of debt to our children and grandchildren. Tackling this crisis now means we avoid even more painful decisions in the future. The Democrat-led Senate ought to do more than complain about our budget. They ought to pass one of their own."

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