Encourages bipartisan collaboration in tackling growing debt and deficits
Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, joined Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming) and a bipartisan group of other Senators in introducing legislation that would fix the federal government’s broken budget process. The Bipartisan Congressional Budget Reform Act, S. 2765, would provide a more orderly, deliberative budget process focused on long-term fiscal planning. It encourages bipartisan collaboration in tackling the nation’s growing debt and deficit.
“Our country is on an unsustainable spending path,” said Crapo, who recommended budget reforms as an original member of the President’s Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. “This bipartisan legislation will reform our broken budget process by outlining a more deliberative, transparent process for managing our nation’s finances. Added accountability in the congressional budget process would be a much-needed step in the right direction to help Congress adequately balance our budget. Chairman Enzi has been a great leader on this front, and I look forward to working with him further on this issue.”
The Bipartisan Congressional Budget Reform Act would:
Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi and Committee member Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island) introduced the legislation on Thursday, October 31. Senator Crapo and Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Tim Kaine (D-Virginia), Angus King (I-Maine), Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), Chris Coons (D-Delaware), John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), Roy Blunt (R-Missouri), Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin), David Perdue (R-Georgia), John Kennedy (R-Louisiana), Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota) and Mike Braun (R-Indiana) are original co-sponsors.