House Passes Budget that Balances, Includes Sam Johnson Measure to Protect Taxpayer Dollars

Press Release

Date: March 25, 2015
Location: Washington, DC

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed its budget that balances within ten years. Notably, the budget includes a measure introduced by Congressman Sam Johnson in February (H.R. 918) that works to protect hardworking taxpayers' dollars.

"As a fiscal conservative I'm proud to support this Republican budget that, unlike the President's proposal, will continue to cut federal spending and balance the budget -- without raising taxes," said Johnson. "Constituents of Collin County will also be happy to know that this budget fully repeals Obamacare and provides greater support for American troops at a time when the world has grown more dangerous."

"I'm also pleased that this budget includes a measure of mine that works to protect taxpayers' dollars," Johnson continued. "Last month I introduced common-sense legislation to ensure Social Security disability benefits are only for those who truly cannot work-- including the nearly 8,000 Collin County folks I represent who are disabled. Unfortunately, some individuals are abusing the system by "double-dipping' unemployment and disability benefits at the same time. With the disability program going broke next year, Congress should stop this double-dipping now. My bill does just that!"

"Many hardworking Americans continue to struggle to make ends meet due to the President's policies. You can rest assured that I will continue to support conservative principles to get our country back on track so that all Americans can have a better life."