Minnesota Congressman John Kline issued the following statement after supporting a balanced budget that passed today in the U.S. House of Representatives:
"Minnesota families know the importance of maintaining a balanced budget, and they expect Washington to do the same. They understand that they can't spend more than they earn, and know when to make tough choices to avoid taking on unnecessary debt. The federal government should do no less. While Democrats make vague promises about 'a balanced approach' that includes $1 trillion in tax increases and continues the cycle of unsustainable spending, House Republicans have offered a responsible plan to reduce waste and put our nation back on track. Our budget will help rebuild a healthier economy and foster opportunities for all Americans, ensuring our children and grandchildren can look forward to a more prosperous future."