Representative Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed Tom Price's (R-GA) Balanced Budget for a Stronger America.
"Today, the House of Representatives passed a budget that does something President Obama's budget never does -- balance. This budget stands in stark contrast to the economic policies we've been living under since President Obama took office. Our budget reduces spending by $5.5 trillion, while placing our nation on a path towards paying off our unsustainable national debt, which currently stands above $18 trillion -- $56,000 per American. This budget calls for expanding domestic energy production, an issue critical to Eastern and Southeastern Ohio. Additionally, the budget I voted for fully repeals Obamacare -- and all of its taxes, regulations, and mandates, boosts defense spending above President Obama's requested level, and ends the Obamacare raid on Medicare. I'm hopeful my colleagues in the Senate will follow suit and pass this budget that empowers hardworking American taxpayers."