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Conservative Collins Votes to Hold Obama Accountable


Location: Washington, DC

Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) issued the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 444, the Require a PLAN Act of 2013, which obligates President Obama to generate a balanced budget within a 10-year window or provide a supplemental budget plan by April 1, 2013, that identifies the year in which a balanced budget would be reached:

"It's disheartening to have to pass legislation that forces our Commander-in-chief to draft a responsible budget proposal," Collins said. "But when you have an executive branch that is as out-of-touch with the hardships of the American people as the Obama Administration, this is unfortunately what you have to do. I made a commitment to my constituency to do everything I could to reduce the suffocating debt the federal government has unfairly placed on future generations. If that means voting for a bill that requires President Obama to be a responsible leader and protect the future of my children and the rest of the youth living in the Ninth District of Georgia, then so be it."

For more information about our releases, please contact Congressman Collins' Communications Director, Loree Anne Thompson, at (202) 809-2285.

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