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Wagner Statement on the Passage of the House Budget


Location: Washington, DC

Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the FY 2014 Republican Budget Resolution.

"This is a pivotal time in our nation's history where the path back to greatness is not a defined benefit but a vision to secure the American dream. In order to secure a more vibrant future and build jobs, the American people demand a responsible, balanced budget and House Republicans have answered their calls.

"The House Republican plan balances our nation's budget in ten years with smart reforms and responsible cuts. This budget will cut wasteful spending, reform our broken tax code, protect and strengthen our national security, and repair our social safety net to make them stronger and sustainable for future generations. This plan also repeals ObamaCare and clears the way for patient-centered reforms.

"On the other hand, Senate Democrats introduced a budget that raises taxes by $1.2 trillion, adds $4 trillion to our national debt and never balances. What is even more insulting is that the President has submitted his budget on-time to the American people only 1 out of 5 times yet, he has been right on time every year turning in his NCAA men's basketball bracket. The President needs a priority check.

"For the people of the 2nd District, a balanced budget means more jobs, it means affordable energy, and it means a more secure retirement. It's time we start lifting up and fighting for the nurses, teachers, first responders, carpenters, and shop owners and stop growing government and giving away taxpayer bailouts that only result in less money in your pocket and a mortgaging of our children's future."

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