Congressman Jerry Moran Friday chastised Congress for approving a one-year spending plan in lieu of passing a traditional five-year budget. At the same time offering up his own House Resolution requiring the government to balance the budget annually.
“One of the basic responsibilities of Congress is to produce an annual budget. Yet, it is now halfway through 2010 and congressional leaders have failed to bring forward a budget that addresses escalating budget deficits and controls government spending. Kansas small businesses and families must live within the confines of a budget, and so should our government,” said Moran.
Moran also announced his participation in the Republican Study Committee (RSC) which this week offered a balanced budget plan.
This budget plan would achieve surpluses in 2019 and 2020 and would result in $6.4 trillion less debt than President Obama’s budget. This proposal would also provide $1.7 trillion in tax relief over the next five years. The RSC budget offers real solutions to our nation’s economic problems and will help get our economy back on track.”
Moran’s House Resolution, H.R. 1, would require the federal government to balance its budget each year, in an effort to control government spending.