Republican Study Committee Chairman Steve Scalise today released the following statement after the Republican Conference budget was approved by the House.
"Our approval of the House Republican budget today marks a significant milestone as we work to balance the federal budget and get our economy back on track," Scalise said. "This is a responsible budget that balances in 10 years, saves Medicare from bankruptcy, repeals Obamacare, and gets our economy moving again so we can create jobs through pro-growth reforms that establish a fairer and simpler tax code. Our growth-oriented budget contrasts dramatically with the liberal Senate budget that raises more than $1 trillion in new taxes and never achieves balance, as well as President Obama's failure to even meet the legal deadline to present a budget.
"It's a shocking failure of leadership that President Obama found time to make his Final Four bracket picks, yet is now 46 days late in filing his federal budget. Hard-working American families have to do a budget and live within their means each year, and if President Obama spent a little less time making his bracket picks and more time doing his job by presenting his budget, we could finally work towards solutions to balance our budget, and get our economy moving again."