Washington, D.C. – Congressman David Rouzer released the following statement today after the House passed the Republican Budget.

“I’ve always said it’s not what you make that gets you in trouble, it’s what you spend.  America’s national debt is $18 trillion and climbing.  Washington’s out-of-control spending must end.  If families across North Carolina are required to live within their means, then so should the federal government.     

“Today, I voted for a conservative budget passed by the full House that balances within 10 years, reduces spending under current law by $5.5 trillion, and keeps our national security a top priority.  It also repeals Obamacare, along with its onerous tax increases, while strengthening Medicare for our seniors.

“I made a commitment to the people of North Carolina’s 7th District to help get our spending under control.  Today’s vote is a step in the right direction and shows our commitment to restoring fiscal sanity in Washington.”