Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart: Budget Saves Taxpayers $85 Billion

Dec 12, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) released the following statement after the House passed the bipartisan budget-conference agreement presented by House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Budget Committee chairman Patty Murray (D-WA).

“I’m pleased to have voted for this two-year budget agreement that will help to put our country back on a path to fiscal responsibility. By taking steps to reduce waste and enacting commonsense reforms to entitlement programs, H.J. Res. 59 saves our hardworking taxpayers $85 billion. While it doesn’t completely solve Washington’s out of control spending, this bill reduces the deficit, while sparing Americans from massive tax hikes.

“I congratulate Chairman Ryan for once again putting our country first and setting aside political gimmicks to break Washington gridlock.”