Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), member of the House Committee on the Budget, released the following statement after the passage of H. Con. Res. 27, the FY2016 Budget Resolution.
"Today, I voted for the FY16 House Republican budget. This budget helps to reign in Washington's out of control spending, while prioritizing funds to necessary programs. By increasing defense spending, we provide for strong national security to defend our nation and confront threats around the world. Additionally, this budget protects our seniors by eliminating $700 billion in harmful cuts to Medicare. The budget also calls for a simpler, fairer tax code, creating jobs and economic growth. Just like families across the country balance their budgets, Washington should have to balance theirs too. House Republicans' budget balances in less than ten years, a stark contrast to President Obama's budget that never balances. It is evident that our budget is the real solution for the American people.
"I would like to congratulate Chairman Price and am grateful for his leadership on the passage of this bill."