WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, today released the following statement in response to the president's Fiscal Year 2015 budget plan:
“Unsurprisingly, President Obama’s overdue budget blueprint prioritizes election year politics over leadership that our nation deserves and our economy needs. In a plan that breaks the bipartisan budget agreement spending caps, the president proposes more government spending and job-destroying tax hikes all while jeopardizing our nation’s military readiness. The Administration also refuses to tackle entitlement reform that would lower our debt and keep important programs sustainable for current and future generations.
“House Republicans are committed to putting our nation on a fiscally solvent path and restoring our nation’s economic vitality. It’s disappointing that the president produced a campaign document instead of putting forth a serious budget blueprint that makes the tough choices necessary to get our fiscal house in order.”