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Rounds Statement on Senate Budget Resolution

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) today made the following statement on the Senate Budget resolution:

“The budget released today outlines a robust plan to get government working again,” said Rounds. “It’s a road map to make government more efficient, effective and accountable to the American people. Our plan rightfully balances the budget, strengthens national defense, repeals Obamacare, and protects the most vulnerable among us while encouraging economic growth and productivity. While it isn’t perfect, it allows us to begin the appropriations process on time and in the manner it was intended to function.”

The Senate Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Resolution:

  • Balances the budget within 10 years;
  • Provides flexibility for national defense funding;
  • Repeals and replaces Obamacare;
  • Reforms welfare and Medicaid programs by providing states the resources and flexibility necessary to care for their residents’ needs;
  • Encourages domestic energy production; and
  • Protects Americans from new tax hikes.