Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Sen. Moran statement on passage of Balanced Budget Conference Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, released the following statement today upon passage of today of the Conference Report to Accompany the Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11):
“The Senate has passed a budget for the first time since 2009, and the first balanced 10-year budget in more than a decade. This passage is a step toward restoring the appropriations process and turning away from record deficits and back to fiscal responsibility. The nonpartisan CBO estimates that this balanced budget, which focuses on pro-growth policies and reduced regulatory burdens while not raising taxes, will stimulate economic growth and result in as many as one million new jobs over the next decade.

“Ideas are finally being heard, debate is taking place, amendments are being voted on, and budgets are being passed.”