Blue Dog Leadership Statement on House Passage of the Bipartisan Budget Deal
WASHINGTON—Today, Blue Dog Co-Chair for Administration, Rep. Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), issued the following statement on the House passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019:
“The future of our nation depends on Members of Congress finding the political courage to work together and make the tough decisions to get our nation’s fiscal house back in order. It’s clear that the bipartisan budget deal lacks this courage from both parties by abandoning fiscal discipline altogether and allowing $1 trillion deficits to be signed into law.
“Congress can be fiscally responsible—and we must be—for future generations of Americans. Otherwise, we will soon come to a point where we will have to spend on our past rather than invest in our future. As our country continues to face real challenges, from fixing our crumbling infrastructure to addressing climate change, skyrocketing interest payments on the debt will limit our ability to make those necessary investments going forward.
“Last week, we released the Blue Dog Blueprint for Fiscal Reform, which included bipartisan fixes Congress can make right now to begin to clean up our fiscal mess. Congress should bring these solutions to the floor for a vote when we return in the Fall. Our children and grandchildren are counting on us to make this right.”