Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Mimi Walters (CA-45) spoke on the House floor today in support of the House Republicans’ Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Resolution, A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America.
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Said Rep. Mimi Walters, “Mister Speaker, I rise today in support of the House Republicans’ Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Resolution, A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America. At a time when our nation is grappling with over 18 trillion in national debt and an uncertain economic future – now more than ever, Washington must learn to live within its means.
“Washington’s spending problem is one that cannot be taken lightly. According to Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen, the ‘single, biggest threat to our national security’ is our national debt. House Republicans are working to confront this issue head on.
“In our budget proposal, we seek to tackle Washington’s spending addiction by reducing federal spending by $5.5 trillion, and balancing the federal budget in less than ten years. This is a sharp contrast to President Obama’s budget – which never balances, ever, despite the President’s continued insistence on raising taxes.
“Our budget aims to strengthen vital programs like Medicare and Social Security in a fiscally responsible way –so that we can fulfill the promises we’ve made to our nation’s seniors.
“One of the federal government’s top priorities is providing a strong national defense. This budget boosts defense spending above the President’s levels so we can ensure a strong, safe, and secure nation.
“Furthermore, our proposal repeals Obamacare in full - including the law’s taxes, regulations, and mandates that are crippling hard-working Americans and small businesses nationwide.
“We also empower patients by repealing the President’s Independent Payment Advisory Board – an unelected, unaccountable board of bureaucrats charged with making patient’s healthcare decisions.
“The Republican budget is a positive step forward for our nation. It seeks to address our nation’s debt crisis while also supporting the programs that are critical to our national and economic security. I urge my colleagues to support this budget resolution.
“Mister Speaker, I yield back the balance of my time.”