Joint Announcement from House and Senate Budget Committees on OMB Hearing
WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-GA) and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) today announced that both committees will not hold a hearing hosting the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to review the president’s FY 2017 Budget.
“Nothing in the president’s prior budgets – none of which have ever balanced – has shown that the Obama Administration has any real interest in actually solving our fiscal challenges or saving critical programs like Medicare and Social Security from insolvency,” said Chairman Price. “Rather than spend time on a proposal that, if anything like this Administration’s previous budgets, will double down on the same failed policies that have led to the worst economic recovery in modern times, Congress should continue our work on building a budget that balances and that will foster a healthy economy.”
“It appears the President’s final budget will continue to focus on new spending proposals instead of confronting our government’s massive overspending and debt,” said Chairman Enzi. “It is clear that this President will not put forth the budget effort that our times and our country require. Instead of hearing from an Administration unconcerned with our $19 trillion in debt, we should focus on how to reform America’s broken budget process and restore the trust of hardworking taxpayers.”