WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) today released the following statement in support of Chairman Paul Ryan's budget, The Path to Prosperity: A Responsible, Balanced Budget:
"Even as Washington politicians assert that the federal government doesn't have a spending problem, the people of Virginia's 5th District remain concerned with the unsustainable fiscal path we are on as a nation. Today, with the introduction of our pro-growth, pro-jobs budget, House Republicans have proven once again that we are listening to the people that we represent, and that we are willing to take action to balance the budget and restore prosperity for all Americans.
"Our budget promotes economic opportunity by balancing in ten years and cutting waste, strengthens critical retirement safety programs for those in and near retirement, preserves these programs for future generations, and reforms our convoluted tax code which stifles investment and takes too much from hard-working families. Most important, our budget operates under the same premise as our families and small businesses across the 5th District, who know that we should not spend more than we take in.
"Restoring economic growth by paying down our debt now is critical to preserving the American Dream for our children and grandchildren. As we await the Senate's and the President's budget, I encourage them to embrace the stark reality acknowledged by the House: we cannot help hardworking families and small businesses without a pro-growth plan which sets Washington on the path to balancing its budget and paying down the debt."