Chairman Tom Price shares optimistic budget vision with Republican Policy Committee
WASHINGTONâ€” House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (GA-06) today met with members of the House Republican Policy Committee to discuss the budget process and highlight the importance of balancing the budget responsibly as soon as possible.
â€œIt was a pleasure to meet with the Republican Policy Committee this morning. I appreciate its leadership and commitment to offering real, positive solutions to the challenges facing the nation,â€ said Chairman Price. â€œThe American people are looking for policymakers to step forward with a plan to balance our budget and make Washington more efficient, effective and accountable.Â The Policy Committee will be an important part of that effort."
â€œWeâ€™re fortunate to have someone with Chairman Priceâ€™s breadth and depth of knowledge about the budget process and understanding about how to solve our nationâ€™s fiscal problems at the helm of the Budget Committee,â€ said Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06), who chairs the House Republican Policy Committee.Â â€œChairman Price assured us that this yearâ€™s budget resolution will help us reign-in wasteful Washington spending and force the Federal government to live within its means like everyone else.â€
Chairman Price emphasized that our nationâ€™s staggering debtâ€”which exceeds $18 trillion dollarsâ€”is the single biggest threat to our economy and national security.Â He also stressed the importance of developing a visionary budget that unifies the Republican Conference and our country.Â Members of the Policy Committee shared their view that the budget should balance sooner rather than later, while ensuring sufficient resources to enable our nationâ€™s military men and women to defend our national security.
â€œWe need to balance the budget now,â€ said Chairman Messer.Â â€œTo do that, we need to stop spending money we donâ€™t have and deal head-on with entitlements, which are the primary driver of our debt.â€Â Â Doing so will â€œensure that these valuable programs continue providing needed benefits to current and future beneficiaries while safeguarding the fiscal future for our children and grandchildren,â€ he added.
About the RPC:
The House Republican Policy Committee is an advisory Committee whose mission is to help House Republicans develop and implement conservative policy solutions to improve the lives of all Americans.Â Chairman Price formerly chaired the House Republican Policy Committee, as well as the Republican Study Committee.