Balanced

Rep. Bob Goodlatte
2015-03-27 14:37:03
Rep. Bob Goodlatte A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America An opportunity economy starts with a budget that leads to balance. The House of Representatives sent a strong message just a few days ago that a balanced budget is a top priority. We all know the status quo is not working anymore. That's why I voted in support of a budget plan that will help build a stronger America by balancing the budget, making real efforts to reduce the deficit, and repealing Obamacare in full. The House passed budget is definitely not the status quo. Unlike the President's budget, which would never balance, this budget leads to balance and holds the federal government accountable to the taxpayers. It focuses on strengthening Medicare for seniors and provides for the safety of our nation by making defense a priority. It also embraces the policies I have put forth on tax reform and encourages passage of a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. As I have done in the past, I also cast my vote for the tightest, most fiscally responsible budget offered. The Republican Study Committee's budget alternative would balance in just six years. In addition to supporting a balanced budget amendment, this budget included references to several bills I have introduced, including the RFS Elimination Act (H.R. 703) to repeal the ethanol mandate and H. Res. 26 expressing opposition to the Obama Administration's college ratings system. It also referred to the Tax Code Termination Act (H.R. 27) and made a recommendation that the House enact this legislation as part of pro-growth, pro-taxpayer reforms to the tax code. Unfortunately, this budget alternative did not pass. Without a budget that balances, there is no end to the spending that will saddle future generations with perpetual debt. Addressing the serious challenges faced by our nation demands bold proposals, and I would encourage the House and Senate to work together to get spending under control now. There is no doubt that Congress must act to rein in federal spending, and enacting a responsible budget like the one passed by the House is a challenge that lawmakers must accept. The budget blueprint passed by the House is just one step forward in ensuring a healthy American economy that encourages job creation now and for generations to come. Read my full weekly column. email.geniusmailer.com/ct/26712555:25695490399:m:3:363662820:12946E6A79C7D68D808C77D95466278B:r Troubling DEA Misconduct Calls for Answers Reports surfaced this week of serious misconduct by Drug Enforcement Administration agents who allegedly engaged with prostitutes hired by drug cartels in Cartagena, Colombia while Colombian police officers watched their weapons and property. Not only is this risky behavior unacceptable and unbecoming of federal law enforcement officers, it could also have compromised the agents' mission. We must ensure that everyone involved is appropriately held accountable for their actions. I spoke to CBS News about the need for more answers and accountability: email.geniusmailer.com/ct/26712557:25695490399:m:3:363662820:12946E6A79C7D68D808C77D95466278B:r Mark Your Calendar! -- The City of Roanoke will hold a Career, Lifestyle and Financial Fitness Fair in conjunction with my office as well as Congressman Morgan Griffith on Monday, April 27, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the Berglund Center in the Special Events Hall located at 710 Williamson Rd. This is a positive event that will help connect individuals in the Roanoke Valley with job opportunities and other services. I look forward to this event on April 27th and hope that folks will take advantage of the many resources available. # # # www.Goodlatte.House.Gov This message was generated from an unattended mailbox. Should you have further questions, please visit the "Contact Bob" section of my website or call my office at (202) 225-5431. This message was intended for: xxx You were added to the system July 16, 2012. For more information please follow the URL below: email.geniusmailer.com/p/iWZiYX0AFN Follow the URL below to update your preferences or opt-out: email.geniusmailer.com/p/oWZiYX0AFN To unsubscribe from future mailings, send an email to mailto:xxx?Subject=Unsubscribe&body=Please%20remove%20me%20from%20further%20mailings with "Unsubscribe" as the subject line.
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A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America

An opportunity economy starts with a budget that leads to balance. The House of Representatives sent a strong message just a few days ago that a balanced budget is a top priority. We all know the status quo is not working anymore. That’s why I voted in support of a budget plan that will help build a stronger America by balancing the budget, making real efforts to reduce the deficit, and repealing Obamacare in full.

The House"passed budget is definitely not the status quo. Unlike the President’s budget, which would never balance, this budget leads to balance and holds the federal government accountable to the taxpayers. It focuses on strengthening Medicare for seniors and provides for the safety of our nation by making defense a priority. It also embraces the policies I have put forth on tax reform and encourages passage of a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

As I have done in the past, I also cast my vote for the tightest, most fiscally responsible budget offered. The Republican Study Committee’s budget alternative would balance in just six years. In addition to supporting a balanced budget amendment, this budget included references to several bills I have introduced, including the RFS"Elimination Act (H.R. 703) to repeal the ethanol mandate and H."Res. 26 expressing opposition to the Obama Administration’s college ratings system. It also referred to the Tax"Code Termination Act (H.R. 27) and made a recommendation that the House enact this legislation as part of pro-growth, pro-taxpayer reforms to the tax code. Unfortunately, this budget alternative did not pass.


Without a budget that balances, there is no end to the spending that will saddle future generations with perpetual debt. Addressing the serious challenges faced by our nation demands bold proposals, and I would encourage the House and Senate to work together to get spending under control now. There is no doubt that Congress must act to rein in federal spending, and enacting a responsible budget like the one passed by the House is a challenge that lawmakers must accept. The budget blueprint passed by the House is just one step forward in ensuring a healthy American economy that encourages job creation now and for generations to come. Read"my full weekly column.

Troubling DEA Misconduct Calls for Answers

Reports"surfaced this week of serious misconduct by Drug Enforcement Administration agents who allegedly engaged with prostitutes hired by drug cartels in Cartagena, Colombia while Colombian police officers watched their weapons and property. Not only is this risky behavior unacceptable and unbecoming of federal law enforcement officers, it could also have compromised the agents’ mission. We must ensure that everyone involved is appropriately held accountable for their actions. I spoke"to CBS News about the need for more answers and accountability:

Click here to view the video.

Mark Your Calendar! -- The City of Roanoke will hold a Career, Lifestyle and Financial Fitness Fair in conjunction with my office as well as Congressman Morgan Griffith on Monday, April 27, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the Berglund Center in the Special Events Hall located at 710 Williamson Rd. This is a positive event that will help connect individuals in the Roanoke Valley with job opportunities and other services. I look forward to this event on April 27th and hope that folks will take advantage of the many resources available.

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Photos from the Week: Meeting with exchange students studying in the Sixth District (top); greeting FCC Chairman Wheeler at a hearing; meeting with Mikayla and other members of the Arthritis Foundation from Virginia.

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