Rep. Rick Allen: “A Balanced Budget is the First Step Towards Restoring Fiscal Responsibility”

Supports House Republican Budget Resolution for a Stronger Economy

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Washington, March 25, 2015 | comments

U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today issued the following statement after voting in favor of the House-passed FY2016 budget resolution, H. Con. Res. 27, which balances in less than 10 years, includes meaningful spending cuts, and promotes greater economic opportunity for hardworking Americans and future generations.

“I believe a balanced budget is the first step towards restoring fiscal responsibility in Washington and putting our country on the right track. That’s why one of my first acts in Congress was to cosponsor a balanced budget amendment to our Constitution, and that’s why I supported the House Republican budget resolution today. This budget plan takes action to rein in government spending and address our nation’s unacceptable debt crisis. Unlike the President’s budget, which never balances despite $2 trillion in tax increases, this plan will balance the budget in less than 10 years without a single tax increase.

“The House budget eases burdens on American families and businesses by fully repealing ObamaCare and promoting a simpler, fairer tax code. I’m also pleased by provisions in this budget that bolster defense spending to train and equip our men and women in uniform and protect our national defense.

“I thank House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price for his leadership on this plan to help hardworking Americans today and strengthen our economy for the future. With the great economic challenges our country faces, it’s imperative we make the difficult budgetary decisions now to ensure opportunity for our children and grandchildren. This budget moves our country in the right direction and builds a stronger economy that empowers the American people rather than Washington, D.C.”

The House FY2016 Budget Resolution includes key provisions to:

·         Balance the budget in less than 10 years without raising taxes

·         Cut $5.5 trillion in government spending – the most significant spending reduction included in a House Budget Committee proposal

·         Promote a simpler, fairer tax code to foster economic growth and job creation

·         Call on Congress to pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution (Click HERE to see Congressman Allen’s previous efforts to support a balanced budget amendment)

·         Fully repeal Obamacare, along with its burdensome mandates and tax increases, and start over with patient-centered reforms that make health care more affordable and expand patient choice

·         Increase defense spending above the President’s proposed levels to provide the military with needed training and resources to fulfill its missions

·         Preserve and improve Medicare through structural reforms

·         Give greater authority and flexibility to states over critical programs, including Medicaid, nutrition assistance and education programs

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