Neugebauer Statement on Budget Deal

Dec 12, 2013 Issues: Government Accountability, Fiscal Responsibility

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) released the following statement after the House passed the Bipartisan Budget Act.  The budget agreement sets overall discretionary spending for FY 2014 at $1.012 trillion and raises the sequester spending limits by $63 billion for the next two years.  That spending is primarily offset by extending the sequester of mandatory spending through 2023. More than 60% of the savings from this proposal come after 2020.

“I appreciate Chairman Ryan's work on this agreement and Republican leadership’s efforts to return to the regular appropriations process. But I can’t support an agreement that trades more spending today for cuts tomorrow.

“Washington needs to quit our habit of spending money now and promising to save later.  That’s how we ended up $17 trillion in debt. It's time to make the difficult decisions necessary to get our country back on track.”