Congressman Ander Crenshaw, chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, today (4/9) issued the following statement following the Administration's release of its Fiscal Year 2014 budget plan:
"Two months late and President Obama's 2014 budget has arrived on Capitol Hill: as the saying goes "better late than never.' In the days ahead, I'll be analyzing the details, but the initial contrast between this blueprint and the House Republican budget proposal, passed on March 21, is crystal clear to me.
"Congress can move the nation forward through sound economic policy like the budget I voted for on March 21
or Congress can take the country backward with the budget policy that President Obama's proposed today -- a budget that raises taxes, increases spending, and holds Social Security and Medicare reform hostage to tax hikes.
"The comprehensive approach I supported creates fiscal peace of mind by tackling wasteful government spending, keeping taxes low, and protecting national security. Moreover, it repeals Obamacare and moves toward patient-centered health care in addition to strengthening Medicare and protecting Social Security -- all without raising taxes.
"American families make tough choices each day to balance their budgets and expect Washington to do the same. That's why my focus will remain on policies that open doors to a stronger economy and more jobs, and preserve programs like Social Security and Medicare for current seniors and future generations."