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A Balanced Budget For A Stronger America



Last week my colleagues and I on the House Budget Committee had the honor of introducing our budget resolution for Fiscal Year 2016 – A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America. It was approved by the House Budget Committee on Thursday and will be on the floor of the full House of Representative for consideration this week.


The budget we have introduced would force Washington to live within its means while tackling the nation’s fiscal and economic challenges with positive solutions. It is a plan that balances the budget in less than ten years, secures and strengthens vital programs – like Medicare – provides our military men and women with the resources they need to protect American families, and would make Washington more efficient, effective and accountable to hard-working taxpayers. In this budget, we have embraced the innovative spirit of the American people by putting forth policies that can deliver real results and that empower individuals, families, job creators and our communities to build a more secure future and healthier economy.


Here is an outline of what our budget will accomplish:


-Balances the budget in less than 10 years without raising taxes

-Reduces Spending by $5.5T

-Repeals Obamacare

-Ensures a Strong National Defense

-Ends the Obamacare Raid On Medicare

-Restores Federalism

-Cuts Waste, Corporate Welfare and Improves Accountability


To read our plan and learn more about A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America, please go to Budget.House.Gov. We'll continue to look for positive solutions to all the challenges we face. Your feedback as we move forward is always encouraged and appreciated.


House Votes to Block NLRB Rule & Reign In EPA 


Last week, I voted with my colleagues to block a radical National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule that would have steamrolled decades of transparency and precedent in union elections. American workers deserve open and honest elections, not ambush elections.  


The House of Representatives also moved to ensure that the decisions made by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are based on independently-verified, unbiased scientific research, instead of secret data that is hidden behind closed doors. Our efforts will prohibit the EPA from issuing regulations that utilize data that has not been made public or scientifically analyzed by an independent party.