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Congressman Rob Bishop

Representing the 1st District of Utah

House Passes Two Year Budget

December 12, 2013
Press Release
WASHINGTON— The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the budget to authorize the funding of the federal government during fiscal years 2014 and 2015. The budget importantly reduces the deficit by $20-23 billion and protects the military from drastic sequester cuts over the next two years.  Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) joined with 332 colleagues in support of the measure, noting the relief it will bring to our national defense.

"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.