House Passes Two Year Budget
"Passing a budget is important and just like families and businesses across the country realize, sacrifices are necessary. In this instance, I would have liked to have seen deeper spending cuts. However, the House, Senate, and White House don't share the same outlook on fiscal conservatism. The key point, though, is that for the next couple of years this bill relieves the burden of sequester on our nation's military while still reducing the deficit over the long-term. The hard working men and women who serve our country have shouldered more than their fair share from President Obama's draconian cuts to defense as well as the President's sequester cuts to defense. You can't balance the budget on the back of our military. Stopping these looming sequester cuts is the right thing to do. If we want to get serious about addressing the budget and curbing spending, we need to expand our sights beyond the Department of Defense," Bishop stated.