Diaz-Balart Votes for Budget to Support Troops, Strengthen Social Security
WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 1314, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015.
"The two year budget deal will help to stabilize our nation's economy. First and foremost, the budget prevents President Obama from continuing his political games with our national security, allowing Congress to support our troops with the additional resources they need. It also provides necessary entitlement reform by strengthening the Social Security program and the Disability Insurance Trust fund, and protecting seniors from a devastating 50% increase to their Medicare Part B premiums. The budget deal alo eliminates the wasteful auto-enrollment mandate from the President's healthcare law. The mandate forced employees to auto-enroll in their employers' healthcare coverage, leaving them to pay for expensive insurance they might not want or need.
"I want to thank Speaker Boehner for his leadership on this momentous budget deal. This once again shows his commitment to the American people and our country, even down to the last hours of his time as a Member of Congress."