Blue Dogs Respond to CBO 2019 Long-Term Budget Outlook

Jun 25, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, the co-chairs of the Blue Dog Task Force on Fiscal Responsibility & Government Reform—Reps. Ed Case (HI-01) and Ben McAdams (UT-04)—issued the following statement in response to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) 2019 Long-Term Budget Outlook


“The nonpartisan CBO report should sound alarm bells within both parties to work together to get our nation out of this fiscal mess. If we don’t act, future generations will be forced to bear the burden of our failure. On the current path, next year, we will spend more on interest on the debt than all federal funding that supports our kids. In 27 years, we will spend more on interest than the entire discretionary budget, including defense and all domestic programs. It is clear we are on a dangerous and unsustainable course—and we need to do something about this now. The decisions won’t be easy, but our children and our grandchildren are counting on us to make this right. In the coming months, we look forward to pulling together a plan to turn the tide around and begin to get our nation back on the path to fiscal sustainability.”