U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) made the following statement about the budget plan released today by House Republicans:
"Today, House Republicans unveiled a plan to balance the budget in 10 years. It reduces federal spending by $4.6 trillion over the next decade, repeals Obamacare, protects our national security, begins to reform our broken tax code, and cuts wasteful government spending. The plan also makes some commonsense reforms to entitlement programs like Medicaid and Food Stamps. It shores up Medicare's finances, with no changes at all for those who are 55-years or older. The budget does all of these things without imposing new taxes.
If we are to pass along to our kids and grandkids a nation with at least as much opportunity as was passed to us, we must get out fiscal house in order. This budget plan helps offer the country the chance do just that."