This week I tried to bring some New Hampshire commonsense to Washington when I introduced a bipartisan budget proposal to fix our country's broken budgeting process. The Biennial Budgeting and Appropriations Act requires us to move the current budget process to a biennial system, just like we have in New Hampshire. A two year budget program would force Congress to become better stewards of taxpayer dollars; the first year would be used for appropriating federal dollars and the second year would be devoted to oversight of federal programs.
You don't need to be an expert to recognize that the budget process in Washington is broken. That's why I joined Senator Johnny Isakson to introduce this bill. I know from my experience as Governor and a state senator in New Hampshire that this works. And if it works in the Granite State -- not to mention 19 others -- it can work in Washington. I'm pleased to say the idea is already picking up momentum.
I hope you'll read on for other important news and updates. As always, I am honored to represent New Hampshire in the United States Senate.