Today, RSC Budget and Spending Task Force Chairman Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) released the follow statement regarding the introduction of the conservative budget for Fiscal Year 2017:
"It has been clear to most Americans for quite some time that our federal government taxes, spends, and regulates entirely too much," said Stutzman. "As a result, our economy continues to underperform. Families remain at a loss for high-quality, well-paying jobs at the same time that businesses are forced to fight an uphill battle against Washington's mountain of red tape and taxes. I came to Congress to turn this around. This is why I worked with Congressman Flores to introduce the RSC's Blueprint for a Balanced Budget 2.0. Our conservative plan puts our nation back on the right track by cutting spending, promoting pro-growth tax reform, reducing regulations, and most importantly -- by balancing the budget. By restoring the American Dream, our budget ensures we leave the next generation with a stronger country and a brighter future."
"The Blueprint for a Balanced Budget 2.0 builds on the Republican Study Committee's previous budgets to break new ground and to offer a bold, conservative, forward-looking vision for our country," said Chairman of the RSC, Bill Flores. "This budget balances in eight years, cuts spending by $8.6 trillion over the next decade, strengthens our national defense and secures our safety net programs for current future beneficiaries. I have enjoyed working with Rep. Stutzman on this effort and I commend his leadership in making this budget a reality and for his dedication to restoring America to fiscal balance."