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House Passes Budget Resolution

Following passage of the House of Representatives' budget resolution Wednesday evening, Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) made the following comment:


“We’ve presented and passed a responsible budget blueprint for the American people and an indication of our priorities: addressing our staggering national debt, balancing the budget in less than 10 years, and repealing Obamacare in full. Just like every Ohio family must balance their family budgets, so should the federal government.

“Just as critical is defense funding for our national security. In the face of rising threats and aggression from foes abroad, providing for our common defense is not something we can afford to do on the cheap. Peace and security comes from strength, not weakness. We cannot continue down a path that weakens our economic and national security.”

Key Facts from the House Committee on the Budget:

Balances the Budget

  • Balances the budget in less than 10 years without raising taxes, in contrast to the President whose budget never balances 

  • Cuts $5.5 trillion in spending – higher than any previous House Budget Committee proposal

  • Calls for a fairer, simpler tax code to promote job creation and a healthy economy

  • Places the country on a path to paying off the debt by growing the economy and making government more efficient, effective and accountable

  • Calls on Congress to pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution

Repeals Obamacare

  • Repeals Obamacare in full – including all of its taxes, regulations and mandates

  • Promotes freedom of choice, affordability, and patient-centered health care solutions

  • Eliminates IPAB, an unelected, unaccountable board of bureaucrats charged with making coverage decisions on health care


Ensures a Strong National Defense

  • Provides for a strong national defense through robust funding of troop training, equipment and compensation

  • Boosts defense spending above the president’s levels while putting in place a plan to responsibly address the current spending caps and the threat of sequester 


Secures Our Future

  • Ends the Obamacare raid on Medicare

  • Strengthens Medicare by making structural improvements to save the program

  • Eliminates the “double dipping” of Disability Insurance and Unemployment Insurance 

  • Prevents the president’s plan to raid the regular Social Security Trust Fund

Restores Federalism

  • Rejects the notion that Washington knows best and devolves power back to the states 

  • Promotes innovation and flexibility for Medicaid, nutrition assistance, education and other programs

Cuts Waste, Corporate Welfare and Improves Accountability

  • Cuts waste, eliminates redundancies and ends the practice of Washington picking winners and losers in our economy

  • Calls for reforms to the regulatory system to improve transparency, efficiency, effectiveness and accountability