ROKITA DISCUSSES CONGRESS’S NEED TO REFORM THE FEDERAL BUDGET PROCESS

Jun 9, 2016 Issues: Spending Cuts and Debt, Tax Reform

ROKITA DISCUSSES CONGRESS’S NEED TO REFORM THE FEDERAL BUDGET PROCESS

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Todd Rokita chaired a House Budget Committee hearing focused on the need to control automatic spending and unauthorized programs. It was the second of this year’s hearings aimed at informing a rewrite of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974. Rep. Rokita serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Budget Committee.

“The authors of the Congressional Budget Act did not anticipate that the chronic deficits and automatic spending of today would become so dominant. We can either reduce spending further on discretionary programs like infrastructure, education, medical research and national defense, which already represent a shrinking portion of the federal budget, or we can continue to rob future generations, our kids and grandkids, by continuing to borrow and grow our national debt. The first choice will not solve our fiscal challenges and the second choice is downright unfair.”

Today’s hearing featured David M. Walker, the former Comptroller of the United States, Stuart M. Butler of The Brookings Institution, and Lily M. Batchelder of New York University School of Law as witnesses.

You can watch the full hearing HERE

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