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Cole Praises House Republican Budget

March 20, 2012
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after House Republicans released their Fiscal Year 2013 budget resolution – The Path to Prosperity. Cole serves on the House Budget Committee and the House Appropriations Committee.

"The House Republican budget provides serious, principled solutions to not only lower our crippling national debt but also to grow the economy and strengthen health and retirement security.

"President Obama's budget proposal was nothing but campaign propaganda, and Senate Democrats haven't even produced a budget in almost three years. By contrast, House Republicans have presented a plan that cuts $5 trillion and directly confronts the nation's urgent fiscal challenges.

"Our budget tackles the real drivers of our debt by reforming entitlement spending in order to save taxpayer money and protect vital health and retirement programs from bankruptcy. The plan includes pro-growth tax reform to lower rates and make the tax code more fair. Rather than making our troops pay the price for reckless Washington spending, this budget protects our defense capabilities from the dangerous cuts the president's plan would impose.

"The House Republican plan is the serious budget the American people expect and deserve."