House Republicans Pass Bicameral Budget Resolution
WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), member of the Budget Conference Committee and chair of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee of the House Committee on Appropriations, released the following statement after the House passage of S. Con. Res. 11, the Bicameral Budget Resolution for FY2016.
“As a budget conferee, I know how much hard work and dedication has been put into seeing that our national security and other vital programs are prioritized. House and Senate Republicans have come together to make the difficult decisions that need to be made and do what the people sent us to Washington for – to govern and create a balanced budget for a stronger America. By strengthening entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security, it protects our seniors and their access to healthcare. This budget resolution reflects our commitment to our national defense and the brave men and women who provide it. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated the budget resolution would add 1.2 million jobs over the next decade, bolstering our nation’s economy. Additionally, the budget resolution addresses Washington’s out of control spending problem by including more than $5 trillion in savings and balancing within 10 years without raising taxes.
“I’d like to thank Chairman Price for his leadership in putting this budget together and seeing it through both conference and passage.”