(WASHINGTON) – After the president released his annual budget request to Congress, Rep. Banks, chair of the Republican Study Committee’s Budget and Spending Task Force, released the following statement:
“While Speaker Pelosi seemingly cannot produce a budget, President Trump is not afraid to put his cards on the table. Today, he’s announced A Budget for America’s Future. I can endorse it as pro-worker, pro-family and pro-growth.
“Like the budget we produced at the Republican Study Committee, the president presents a path to balance the budget. The president’s budget would put the federal ledger in the black in just 15 years. It includes $4.6 trillion in deficit savings over the next 10 years. This is major progress from the ‘business as usual’ Washington that has produced $23.2 trillion in national debt and faces annual $1 trillion deficits over the next decade. And definitely not a surprise from an administration that has recommended more budget cuts than any other administration in modern history.
“The president has set down his marker for his stance on fiscal responsibility. This is a quantum leap in the right direction. And better yet—it’s a far cry from the radical proposals made by left-wing Democrats like Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders, and Warren.”