Coats Notes: Passing a Balanced Budget

Senator Dan Coats
2015-03-27 15:52:09
A message from Senator Dan Coats <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/quorum_coats-iq/coats_ topbanner.jpg> Dear Friend, Thank you for signing up to receive my email newsletter. These newsletters will cover a variety of topics, including events happening in Indiana, legislation being considered in Congress, and my perspective on current issues. My hope is to keep you updated and informed on how issues in Washington may impact Hoosiers. I welcome your feedback. Thanks for reading, Dan Coats _____ Passing a Balanced Budget Early Friday morning, I voted in favor of a Senate budget resolution that would hold the federal government accountable to taxpayers and begin to rein in Washington's spending problem. Not only does this budget balance in ten years without raising taxes, but it strengthens our national defense, supports regulatory reform and boosts our economic growth by more than $500 billion over the next decade. This budget resolution lays out a blueprint for Congress as we move forward on legislation to create jobs and address our fiscal challenges. I also am pleased that two of my amendments were included in the budget resolution. The first amendment would create a deficit neutral reserve fund to strengthen national cybersecurity while protecting individual privacy and civil liberties interests. Cybersecurity is an ever-growing threat, and we must be proactive to combat this threat while also protecting the privacy rights of individuals. The second amendment would prevent funds from being appropriated to purchase additional office space for the federal government when existing office space is available. We currently have government buildings sitting empty while agencies request money to buy new real estate. Taxpayers should not have to pay for the upkeep of these empty spaces and the purchase of new property. I am proud to have supported this year's budget. This budget resolution lays out a blueprint for Congress as we move forward on legislation to create jobs and address our fiscal challenges. _____ 2016 Senate Election <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx s-iq&crop=15828.19436838.5617080.7189397&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww.yout ube.com%2fwatch%3fv%3ddnaIj8kqqLU> This week I announced that I will not seek re-election to the United States Senate. This was not an easy decision. While I believe I am well-positioned to run a successful campaign for another six-year term, I have concluded that the time has come to pass this demanding job to the next generation of leaders. Until the end of my Senate term, I pledge to my constituents that I will continue to focus all of my time and energy on the major challenges that Hoosiers sent me to Washington to address. I am grateful to God and to Hoosiers who allowed me to serve my state and my country. I am particularly thankful for the unqualified support of my wife Marsha and our family. Regarding this decision, they were 100 percent in favor of whatever choice I would make. Marsha and I look forward to continued engagement in Indiana in many other ways. To watch the video explaining my decision, click here <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx s-iq&crop=15828.19436838.5617080.7189397&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww.yout ube.com%2fwatch%3fv%3ddnaIj8kqqLU> or on the image. Coats in the News Coats Highlights Waste of the Week: Waived Reforms to Food Stamp Program <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx s-iq&crop=15828.19436838.5617080.7189397&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww.coats senate.gov%2fnewsroom%2fpress%2frelease%2fcoats-highlights-waste-of-the -week-waived-reforms-to-food-stamp-program> Coats Places Hold on Greek Resolution After Ministers Threaten to Unleash 'Wave' of Jihadists on Europe <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx s-iq&crop=15828.19436838.5617080.7189397&redirect=http%3a%2f%2ffreebeaco n.com%2fnational-security%2fcoats-places-hold-on-greek-resolution-after- ministers-threaten-to-unleash-wave-of-jihadists-on-europe%2f> With Sen. Dan Coats' Retirement, One More Gone From The Old School <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx s-iq&crop=15828.19436838.5617080.7189397&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww.npr.o rg%2fblogs%2fitsallpolitics%2f2015%2f03%2f25%2f395285185%2fwith-sen-dan- coats-retirement-one-more-gone-from-the-old-school> A commendable act of political sensibility from Coats <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx s-iq&crop=15828.19436838.5617080.7189397&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww.journ algazette.net%2fopinion%2feditorials%2fA-commendable-act-of-political-se nsibility-from-Coats-5606286> Coats Statement on Five-Year Anniversary of Obamacare <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx s-iq&crop=15828.19436838.5617080.7189397&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww.coats senate.gov%2fnewsroom%2fpress%2frelease%2fcoats-statement-on-five-year- anniversary-of-obamacare-> _____ Stay Connected <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx s-iq&crop=15828.19436838.5617080.7189397&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww.faceb ook.com%2fpages%2fSenator-Dan-Coats%2f180671148633644> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx s-iq&crop=15828.19436838.5617080.7189397&redirect=http%3a%2f%2ftwitter.c om%2fSenDanCoats> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx s-iq&crop=15828.19436838.5617080.7189397&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww.youtu be.com%2fSenatorCoats> _____ Coats with Hoosiers <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx s-iq&crop=15828.19436838.5617080.7189397&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fcoats.sen ate.gov%2fnewsroom%2fphotos%2fjune-visits-with-hoosiers> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx s-iq&crop=15828.19436838.5617080.7189397&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fcoats.sen ate.gov%2fnewsroom%2fphotos%2fcoats-tours-countrymark-refinery> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx s-iq&crop=15828.19436838.5617080.7189397&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fcoats.sen ate.gov%2fnewsroom%2fphotos%2fcoats-tours-posey-county-flood-damage> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/quorum_coats-iq/DSC_03 87resfdize.jpg> It was great to meet Dr. Bill Grider and his son Luke of Indianapolis. <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/quorum_coats-iq/DSC_03 83resize.jpg> I enjoyed meeting Dr. Earl Brooks, president of Trine University. <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/quorum_coats-iq/DSC_04 02resize.jpg> It was encouraging to pray with Hoosier members of Capitol Connection Pastors. _____ To unsubscribe please Click Here <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx s-iq&crop=15828.19436838.5617080.7189397&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fcoats.sen ate.gov%2fcontact%2fnewsletter%2funsubscribe> Contact Me <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx s-iq&crop=15828.19436838.5617080.7189397&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fcoats.sen ate.gov%2fcontact%2f> Latest News <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx s-iq&crop=15828.19436838.5617080.7189397&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fcoats.sen ate.gov%2f> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/quorum_coats-iq/iqtrk. gif?crop=15828.19436838.5617080.7189397>
A message from Senator Dan Coats  

Dear Friend,

Thank you for signing up to receive my email newsletter. These newsletters will cover a variety of topics, including events happening in Indiana, legislation being considered in Congress, and my perspective on current issues. My hope is to keep you updated and informed on how issues in Washington may impact Hoosiers. I welcome your feedback.

Thanks for reading,
Dan Coats


Passing a Balanced Budget 

Early Friday morning, I voted in favor of a Senate budget resolution that would hold the federal government accountable to taxpayers and begin to rein in Washington's spending problem. Not only does this budget balance in ten years without raising taxes, but it strengthens our national defense, supports regulatory reform and boosts our economic growth by more than $500 billion over the next decade. This budget resolution lays out a blueprint for Congress as we move forward on legislation to create jobs and address our fiscal challenges. 
 
I also am pleased that two of my amendments were included in the budget resolution. The first amendment would create a deficit neutral reserve fund to strengthen national cybersecurity while protecting individual privacy and civil liberties interests. Cybersecurity is an ever-growing threat, and we must be proactive to combat this threat while also protecting the privacy rights of individuals.

The second amendment would prevent funds from being appropriated to purchase additional office space for the federal government when existing office space is available. We currently have government buildings sitting empty while agencies request money to buy new real estate. Taxpayers should not have to pay for the upkeep of these empty spaces and the purchase of new property.
 
I am proud to have supported this year's budget. This budget resolution lays out a blueprint for Congress as we move forward on legislation to create jobs and address our fiscal challenges.


2016 Senate Election

This week I announced that I will not seek re-election to the United States Senate. This was not an easy decision. While I believe I am well-positioned to run a successful campaign for another six-year term, I have concluded that the time has come to pass this demanding job to the next generation of leaders.

Until the end of my Senate term, I pledge to my constituents that I will continue to focus all of my time and energy on the major challenges that Hoosiers sent me to Washington to address.

I am grateful to God and to Hoosiers who allowed me to serve my state and my country. I am particularly thankful for the unqualified support of my wife Marsha and our family. Regarding this decision, they were 100 percent in favor of whatever choice I would make.

Marsha and I look forward to continued engagement in Indiana in many other ways.

To watch the video explaining my decision, click here or on the image.

Coats in the News

Coats Highlights Waste of the Week: Waived Reforms to Food Stamp Program

Coats Places Hold on Greek Resolution After Ministers Threaten to Unleash ‘Wave’ of Jihadists on Europe

With Sen. Dan Coats' Retirement, One More Gone From The Old School

A commendable act of political sensibility from Coats

Coats Statement on Five-Year Anniversary of Obamacare


Stay Connected

      


Coats with Hoosiers

It was great to meet Dr. Bill Grider and his son Luke of Indianapolis.
 
I enjoyed meeting Dr. Earl Brooks, president of Trine University.
 
It was encouraging to pray with Hoosier members of Capitol Connection Pastors.


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