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House Passes Balanced Budget Plan, Prevents Government Shutdown


Location: Washington, DC

Rep. Doug LaMalfa today voted for the House Republican budget plan ("Ryan Budget"), which balances the federal budget within the next ten years. The Ryan budget, H. Con. Res. 25, saves billions by eliminating spending caused by the Obama health care takeover, reducing bureaucracy and protecting defense funding.

"We took action today to move our country toward responsible, long-term budgeting with a plan that actually balances. The Ryan budget rolls back the President's health care takeover, putting health decisions back in the hands of individuals and families," said LaMalfa. "It is simply irresponsible and immoral to continue piling up debt that our children will be forced to pay back, and this budget plan takes the first step to lifting that burden from future generations."

"Despite raising taxes by $1 trillion, the Senate Democrat budget never balances and the President has dismissed the very thought of balancing spending to revenue as ridiculous," added LaMalfa. "I didn't think it was ridiculous when President Clinton worked with a Republican House to balance the budget in the 1990s, and neither do the millions of Americans who've seen their share of the national debt grow by half in just four years."

The House also passed H.R. 933, known as the Continuing Resolution, which funds government operations through the end of the fiscal year while reducing spending by $85 billion dollars and protecting defense funding from automatic cuts.

"The continuing resolution makes smart reductions in spending, prevents new spending for the President's health care takeover, maintains a strong military and ensures the government continues to provide essential services," LaMalfa stated.

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