WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President for Government Affairs Bruce Josten issued the following statement today on House passage of an FY2016 budget resolution:
“This budget recognizes the importance of restraining federal spending, correcting the unsustainable growth path of entitlement spending, reducing federal budget deficits, containing the growth of federal debt, and enacting comprehensive tax reform—all goals shared by the Chamber.
“The House took an essential first step toward getting to reconciliation legislation and regular order consideration of appropriations bills.
“We applaud members of Congress for taking this important step, and we urge the Senate to also meet its responsibility expeditiously by passing a budget addressing America’s long-term challenges. The Chamber looks forward to working with Congress on the vital reforms to entitlements and the tax code necessary to get America’s fiscal house in order.”
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