House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) issued the following statement after the House Budget Committee passed the FY 2016 budget resolution, A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America:
"The House Budget Committee has taken a strong step forward in addressing the nation's fiscal and economic challenges. The committee's approval of our balanced budget proposal follows months of honest discussion and debate by our members in consultation with our colleagues in the House to put forth a package of positive solutions. Every member and their staff is to be commended for their hard work and dedication to this important endeavor.
"We know that a balanced budget will mean more opportunity and a healthier economy for hard-working American families. It will mean a more secure nation where we are able to provide our brave men and women in uniform the resources they need to complete their missions and defend our freedoms. By demanding Washington live within its means, we are forcing government to be more efficient, effective and accountable, providing our local communities the freedom and flexibility to improve the delivery of vital services and assistance to those in need, and saving and strengthening vital programs for America's seniors.
"We look forward to bringing our budget to the Floor next week for consideration by the full House of Representatives under a rule that will address the concerns that have been raised about vital funding for our national security. This will give us the opportunity to advance our optimistic vision for America's future where more Americans can realize their dreams, grow their businesses, provide for their families and contribute to the strength and vitality of our great nation."