(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-Wisconsin) released the following statement after passing the FY2016 budget out of the House Budget Committee Thursday morning. The budget will be up for a vote on the House floor next week.
“I was pleased to vote for this budget and look forward to bringing it to a vote on the House floor. Washington politicians from both parties are responsible for trillions of dollars in new irresponsible spending. In just the last six years we have doubled our debt to the tune of $18 trillion and doubled spending on many government programs. Spending among welfare programs doubled from $225 billion to a staggering $449 billion from 2001 to 2014,” said Congressman Grothman. “This year House Republicans reduce non-defense discretionary spending to below Fiscal Year 2010 levels. The budget will also streamline numerous government programs and will make government more accountable to the American people. Our plan balances the budget in less than 10 years, even assuming the current low growth rates. It also repeals Obamacare, while promoting new economic growth by reining in federal regulations and reforming our broken tax code. Every American deserves equal opportunity and shouldn’t be held back because of Washington’s reckless spending habits.”
U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman is serving his first term representing Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Contact his Washington, D.C., office at (202) 225-2476, or online at grothman.house.gov.