House Passes Measure to Restore Bipartisan PAYGO Rules
WASHINGTON—Today, the House passed H. Res. 6, A Resolution Providing for the House Rules of the 116th Congress, which included a measure restoring the bipartisan Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) rules. PAYGO requires that both mandatory spending and tax cuts must be offset to prevent increasing the national debt. The last time PAYGO was in place was 2010, when the Blue Dog Coalition worked with Democratic Leadership to restore the rules to ensure the government does not spend beyond its means.
Rep. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Blue Dog Co-Chair for Policy, issued the following statement:
“Restoring the bipartisan PAYGO rules is the right thing to do to ensure that our nation does not go more deeply into debt and our children and grandchildren are not saddled with this burden for generations to come. Now, Republicans and Democrats must continue to work together to find balanced solutions that will rein in our nation’s unprecedented debt and ever-growing deficits. The American people are counting on us to get our nation’s fiscal house in order and put our country on the path to economic prosperity.”