Friday, December 13, 2013

Yoder votes in favor of budget agreement

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ---- U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS) voted in favor of the Ryan-Murray Budget Conference agreement.

His full statement below:
“Today, led by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, the House passed its budget for fiscal years 2014 and 2015 on a vote of 332-94. For far too long, Congress has failed to manage the basics of a running the fiscal affairs of the greatest nation on Earth.

“From the fiscal cliff, to default, to shutdowns, Americans are fatigued with the inability of their elected Representatives to do the timely work necessary to find solutions that plague our ineffective and bloated federal bureaucracy. We cannot continue to lurch from crisis to crisis.

“This two-year budget represents the first budget compromise in divided government since 1986, and Chairman Ryan’s budget spends tens of billions of dollars less than when I first entered Congress just 36 months ago.

“We still have a long way to go, but with Chairman Ryan’s budget in place, we can now begin the difficult and important work of reprioritizing and reducing spending, eliminating programs and abusive federal regulations, and making the federal government more effective and efficient for the American people.

“If we are to control spending, our country must operate under a budget. For the first time in years that has occurred, and today I voted Yes.”