Feb 02 2015

Shelby Reacts to the President's FY 2016 Budget

WASHINGTON, DC – Monday, February 2, 2015 – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement regarding President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal:

“President Obama’s budget blueprint is once again full of more taxes, borrowing, and spending at a time when our focus should be on empowering the middle class – not Washington.  It is disappointing, but not surprising, that the President put forth an unserious proposal today that would take our nation down an unsustainable path. 

“I have long advocated for legislation that would require the federal government to do what hardworking Americans do every day – balance a budget.  By reducing wasteful government spending and focusing on smart reforms to our nation’s tax code, I believe that we can restore confidence in our economy and foster job growth.”