Congressman John K. Delaney voted against the Ryan Budget (H. Con. Res. 25) today.
"As an actual job creator, not a career politician, it is clear to me that the Ryan Budget will hurt the private sector it purports to champion. Reducing our investments in education, science and research, infrastructure, and alternative energy, will make our workers, entrepreneurs, and businesses less competitive in the global economy," said Congressman Delaney. "The fiscally unsound Ryan Budget is grounded in questionable assumptions and reflects a disconnect with the real needs of the private sector."
"We have to fundamentally change our fiscal trajectory, reduce our debt, and reform entitlements. However, these reforms should be made in concert with continued investments in the future and maintaining our social safety net for the most vulnerable," added Delaney. "Let's reach across the aisle, do the people's work, and reach a grand bargain."
During House debate on the Ryan Budget, Delaney outlined his support for an approach that includes additional revenues, entitlement reform, and investments in the future. Delaney is the only former CEO of a publicly traded company in Congress.
On Thursday the House also voted H.R. 933, the Senate-passed Continuing Resolution, which keeps the government open.
"This Continuing Resolution is an imperfect way to fund and operate the government and I am especially disappointed that this C.R. continues to single-out federal workers with a punitive pay freeze," said Delaney. "However, a government shutdown is worse, and that is the choice we face today."