After winning a majority in the House in November 2010, Republicans fought to reduce spending and return some fiscal sanity to the federal budget.  As part of the Budget Control Act in 2011, President Obama insisted on his sequester. Because of its indiscriminate cuts – including to the military – House Republicans passed two bills in 2012 to replace the president’s sequester with common-sense reductions and reforms.

Now, four months into the new Congress, Republican majorities in the House and Senate worked together to pass the first joint 10-year balanced budget in 14 years.

I am grateful to all the members who have agreed to serve on the conference committee and work toward a final budget agreement that helps get our fiscal House in order

Even liberals admit the president’s budget means higher taxes for middle-class Americans.


To hear President Obama tell it, if workers and families just give more of their money to the federal government to spend, bureaucrats and politicians will be able to make “investments” and improve the future. Trains will run faster and college will be free. The only thing standing in the way of utopia, the president says, is Republicans.

While the president’s plan would be a disaster for working families struggling in this economy, the House plan lays the foundation for more robust economic growth and more jobs.


Instead of drowning our kids in a sea of red ink, we cut more than $5 trillion in spending and balance the budget within a decade...

House Republicans will vote on a much different plan this week: a pro-growth, balanced budget that reins in excessive spending, enacts real entitlement reform, helps our economy, and puts us on a more sustainable fiscal path.

The House will consider a pro-growth balanced budget and a permanent solution to the ‘doc fix’ that with strengthen Medicare and constitute the first real structural entitlement reform in decades.


Our budget is about the future: it addresses our spending problem, and focuses on building an economy from the ground up.


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