More on Spending Cuts and Debt
Representative Todd Rokita released the following statement after the House passed legislation to fund the federal government through December.
Today, Rep. Todd Rokita chaired a House Budget Committee hearing focused on the need to control automatic spending and unauthorized programs.
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Today the Committee passed a visionary budget that achieves $7 trillion in deficit reduction over ten years through a combination of $6.5 trillion in savings and economic growth.
On March 1, 2016 Representative Rokita spoke on the House Floor about the dangers of the national debt.
Rokita spoke on the nation’s unsustainable path of spending as well as the recently passed Every Student Succeeds Act, legislation that News 18 has extensively covered as local school leaders consider finding their own ISTEP replacement.
The CBO Director testified that for the first time since 2011, projected government deficits have increased. This has happened despite the federal government drawing in a record $3.2 trillion in revenues in 2015. It is clear that the federal government has a spending problem, not a revenue problem.
“This package is a good step forward to locking in conservative reforms that will help put this country back on the right track. It is important going into next year that the Senate do their job and pass critical appropriations bills on time,” added Rokita.
"This is not a step toward serious entitlement reform, this is Washington cooking its books," said Rep. Rokita.