Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) released the following statement in support of H.R. 444, the Require a PLAN Act, that passed today in the House:
"This week, the White House once again missed the statutory deadline to submit their budget to Congress," said Aderholt. "With trillion dollar deficits and our economy fighting to recover and grow jobs, submitting a fiscally responsible spending plan should be one of the President's highest priorities."
"The bill that passed today would require the President to submit a budget to Congress that would balance within 10 years. Further, if the budget proposal does not balance, the President would be required to submit a supplemental budget that shows when his budget would balance. We must get our fiscal house in order and the economy moving again," continued Aderholt.
"House Republicans have done our job, we have passed sensible budget proposals that would get our economy moving again and spur job creation. I hope with the legislation passed today and the "No Budget, No Pay Act' that passed in the House last month, our colleagues in the Senate and the White House will be willing to join the House in working to find real solutions to our nation's great fiscal challenges," concluded Aderholt.
Aderholt currently serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture for the powerful House Appropriations Committee, is a member of the Committee's Commerce, Justice and Science; and Homeland Security Subcommittees, and also serves on the Helsinki Commission.
For more information about Aderholt's work in Congress visit www.aderholt.house.gov.