Senate to Vote on Balanced Budget Conference Report Next Week
‘It’s a balanced budget that could help lead to more than a million additional jobs and boost our economy by nearly half a trillion dollars, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the congressional budget:
“I was glad to see yesterday’s announcement of a budget conference agreement. That means Congress is now one step closer to passing a balanced budget that supports a healthier economy, funds national defense, strengthens Medicare, and begins to tackle our debt problems without taking more money from hardworking Americans.
“It’s a balanced budget that could help lead to more than a million additional jobs and boost our economy by nearly half a trillion dollars, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.
“In short, it’s a balanced budget that’s all about the future. That’s also why it provides a tool for the Senate majority to repeal a failed policy of the past — Obamacare — so we can start over with real, patient-centered health reform.
“This is a good balanced budget every Senator should want to support. And I look forward to the Senate taking up the budget agreement next week.”
Related Issues: Back to Work, Restoring the Senate, Budget