WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions(R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Rules, released the following statement applauding the passage of the budget resolution for fiscal year 2018:
"As a unified republican government we finally have a real opportunity to get our fiscal house in order. While this is not an easy task, today’s resolution puts forth a responsible framework that balances the budget within 10 years – without raising taxes – by cutting spending, making necessary reforms, and growing the economy.
"Currently, our deficits are expected to reach $1.4 trillion annually within the next 10 years. Under our plan, we would turn this crippling debt into a $9 billion surplus by 2027. We would achieve this by tackling one of the biggest drivers of debt – wasteful spending. Since Republicans have taken control of the House we have reined in wasteful spending and under this blueprint we would cut $6.5 trillion of waster over the next 10 years.
"We have a responsibility to get our country back on track and that starts with getting our fiscal house in order. I proudly supported this budget resolution to restore fiscal sanity in our government, unleash the free enterprise system, and ensure our kids and grandchildren have the opportunities they need and deserve to thrive in our great nation."
To learn more about H. Con. Res. 71, establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027, click here.
Caroline Boothe, Communications Director