WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, today released the following statement regarding passage of the fiscal year 2015 House budget resolution:
“This week the House of Representatives and the American people were presented with a choice of two futures. Our nation can either stay on the Democrats’ current path of higher taxes, increased spending, and an onslaught of debt, or we can chart a new course. Chairman Paul Ryan’s ‘Path to Prosperity’ budget offers a choice that the American people deserve – a plan that will ensure a sound fiscal future for generations to come by balancing the budget in ten years, lowering taxes, and reducing wasteful spending by $5.1 trillion.
“Congress must get our fiscal house in order so that we can jumpstart our economy and expand opportunity for the American people. That will require tackling the drivers of our debt, reforming our broken tax code, and repealing ObamaCare. We cannot continue to kick the can down the road and ignore the need to strengthen health and retirement security for our seniors and future retirees. I’m proud to support this responsible budget plan that will spur job creation, reenergize the free enterprise system, and put our nation on a sustainable path.”