April 05, 2011

Crapo Reacts to House Budget Proposal

Welcomes leadership shown in House Budget outline

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo said the spending reductions outlined by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) provide ideas on immediate steps to reduce the nation's dangerously unsustainable federal debt. 

 Elements of the House proposal have already been a part of discussions in the Senate to craft a long-term fiscal solution, and Crapo says Ryan's proposal brings appropriate attention to the true magnitude of the nation's fiscal problems.  "We need to move the discussion from billions to trillions.  Chairman Ryan's plan puts the budget on a better path to balance the budget and improve the economy, and I look forward to reviewing the details of the proposal."