Olson Votes to Balance Our Budget
WASHINGTON, DC â€“ Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today voted to put America on a strong fiscal path by supporting a House budget that balances in ten years without raising taxes and strengthens our economy. Olson voted in support of H. Con. Res. 27 â€“ FY2016 Budget Resolution, the Balanced Budget for a Stronger America, which received 219 votes in the House.
"With our national debt a staggering $18 trillion and federal spending on an unsustainable path, we must act now," Rep. Olson said. "We can't afford to saddle our children and grandchildren with a legacy of debt they can't afford. Americans deserve a government willing to make the tough decisions and develop strong fiscal and economic policies that shift spending from Washington special interests, in support of families, businesses, innovators and local leaders.
"The House has again presented a clear vision by passing a budget that balances in ten years. President Obama has never proposed a balanced budget or any plan to rein in spending. A balanced budget means a stronger economy and more opportunity for hard-working Americans.â€
A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America balances the federal budget in less than 10 years and cuts $5.5 trillion in spending â€“ more cuts than any previous House Budget Committee proposal. In addition, it fully repeals Obamacare, and promotes patient-centered health care solution.
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