Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H. Con. Res 25, a responsible, balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2014. The budget passed the House, 221 -- 207.
Representative Bucshon (IN-08) released the following statement regarding the House budget proposal:
"Today, the House passed yet another budget that follows through on our commitment to cut spending, balance the budget, and grow the economy. Our budget cuts wasteful spending, reforms the broken tax code, and strengthens our priorities like Medicare, Medicaid, and national security.
"The House budget also uses Indiana as an example of what states can achieve if the federal government allows them to innovate. I am proud to have worked with Chairman Ryan and his staff to ensure the Healthy Indiana Plan was included in the budget as a blueprint for states to implement Medicaid reforms when given the necessary flexibility.
"Today we voted to ease the burden on hardworking Hoosiers, expand opportunity, and pay down our debt. I hoped the Senate would follow this lead and present a budget that offers real spending reduction, yet their first budget proposal in over four years includes over $1 trillion in new taxes and never fully balances. At the same time, the President's budget is still absent.
"Hoosiers deserve a balanced budget from Washington, DC that strengthens our priorities and creates more opportunity, not a plan that takes more of their paycheck to fund more federal spending."