WASHINGTON, DC – Friday, March 27, 2015 – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today voted in favor of the Senate budget proposal. Since the House passed its budget resolution on Wednesday, the Senate’s vote today is the next step towards Congress completing its first unified budget plan in six years. Senator Shelby released the following statement regarding Senate passage of its budget plan:
“At a time when runaway spending in Washington has led our debt to skyrocket above $18 trillion, it is necessary to make tough choices that promote economic growth. The Senate’s budget plan balances in 10 years with no tax increases while also responsibly funding our priorities. By contrast, President Obama’s budget proposes $1.8 trillion in tax hikes on the American people and doesn’t balance – ever.
“While this budget plan is not perfect, it strengthens our national defense as we face many serious foreign policy challenges. It also provides the Senate with an opportunity to repeal and replace ObamaCare and enhance our nation’s energy security. The American people deserve for their hard-earned tax dollars to be spent wisely, and this budget proposal calls for a more effective and accountable government. It is critical that we make responsible decisions today to ensure a strong future for generations to come.”