Smucker Statement on FY18 Budget Resolution

July 20, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Late last night, the House Budget Committee passed the budget resolution for fiscal year 2018: “Building a Better America – A Plan for Fiscal Responsibility.” U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-16) issued the following statement:

“For too long, Congress has been governing from one funding crisis to the next. I was sent to Congress not to prop up the failed status quo, but to help end it. The budget we unveiled today, Building A Better America, does just that, and will put us on a path towards regular order and fiscal sanity. It will grow our economy, create more opportunity for working families, and reignite the American Dream.

“Our plan balances the budget in 10 years, controls federal spending, strengthens and secures Medicare, and supports robust funding for our troops to keep our homeland safe. Importantly, this plan also provides instructions for necessary fundamental tax reform that will reduce rates, simplify the code, and create jobs. It also uses reconciliation to address mandatory spending, which hasn’t been done in more than a decade. I want to commend Chairman Diane Black for her work on this budget that will bring greater accountability and responsibility to the way we govern.”

Budget Chairman Diane Black said:

“Rep. Smucker has spent decades in the private sector running a successful business, creating jobs, and meeting a payroll. His experience has been invaluable to our work on the Budget Committee as we advance this budget that will grow our economy and restore fiscal responsibility.”