Blue Dog Coalition Leadership Opposes Republican Budget

Apr 3, 2014
Press Release

The leadership of the Blue Dog Coalition issued the following statement today in response to the release of the Republican budget proposal:

 

“The Blue Dogs have always advocated for a big, bold, bipartisan budget proposal that tackles deficit spending in a real and balanced way, and sets our nation on a course toward greater economic prosperity for all. As such, we were frustrated yet again by the Republican budget presented by Chairman Ryan, which is nothing more than an unrealistic, partisan plan masquerading as a serious proposal. Congress has wasted enough time voting on political gimmicks that purport to address our country’s fiscal challenges, all the while continuing to saddle future generations with an unpayable debt and fiscally insolvent entitlement programs. Not only do Americans deserve better, but they need something better, and soon.”

 

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The fiscally conservative Democratic Blue Dog Coalition was formed in 1995 with the goal of representing the center of the House of Representatives and appealing to the mainstream values of the American public.  The Blue Dogs are dedicated to a core set of beliefs that transcend partisan politics, including a deep commitment to the financial stability and national security of the United States.  Visit the Blue Dog website at https://bluedog.schrader.house.gov to learn more.  You can also get up-to-the-minute news updates on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/BlueDogPress.