Westerman Applauds Joint Budget Passage in House
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON -- Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs), a member of the House Committee on the Budget, issued the following statement upon passage of the joint budget resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives:
"With the passage tonight of the joint budget resolution in the House, Congress has taken an important first step to fiscal sanity. This is a first step because our work is not done. Just as it has taken America a long time to get $18 trillion in debt, it will take us a long time to get out of that hole. This budget will balance in the next decade while producing $5.1 trillion in savings. At the same time, it includes workforce requirements for entitlement programs that will put able-bodied, working age adults back to work so the federal government will no longer give a hand out, but a hand up to Americans who are in temporary need of help. I commend Chairman Price and the members of the conference committee from the House and Senate on this great accomplishment."