Huizenga Votes to Reduce Deficit by $6.5 Trillion, Lay Groundwork for Pro-Growth Tax Reform


Date: Oct. 5, 2017
Location: Washington, DC

Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) released the following statement after voting to balance the federal budget in 10 years, reduce the deficit by $6.5 trillion, and lay the groundwork to provide tax relief for hardworking families and small businesses in West Michigan:

"With our nation's debt surpassing a whopping $20 trillion, not only do we need to cut spending and reform government, we must also grow our economy. The budget passed today by the House achieves all three of these objectives by balancing in 10 years, reducing the deficit by $6.5 trillion, and laying the groundwork to enact tax relief for hardworking families," said Congressman Huizenga. "By reforming our nation's outdated tax code small businesses can create more jobs, employees can receive bigger paychecks, and we can reduce our debt and deficits faster. Lastly, this budget seeks to reduce waste by eliminating $700 billion in improper payments made by the federal government with instructions for Congress to identify an additional $203 billion in mandatory savings and reforms. These are the serious steps we need to take today to ensure a better future for our children and our grandchildren tomorrow."