Westerman backs House budget blueprint
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Hot Springs, stood Tuesday with members of the House Budget Committee in support of a budget blueprint they claim will balance the federal budget within a decade.
Westerman, a freshman member of the committee, said the committee document would save $5.5 trillion over the decade with much of those savings coming from repeal of President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law.
“The overriding cost savings comes from repeal of Obamacare. I think that is something that people in Arkansas are definitely in favor of,” he said.