Smith Statement on House Passage of “The Path to Prosperity”

Today, I issued the following statement after the House approved the fiscal year 2012 budget resolution, “The Path to Prosperity: Restoring America’s Promise."

The budget approved today honors House Republicans’ commitment to reducing government spending and creating jobs. This legislation tackles head-on all of the causes that contribute to our nation’s spending crisis.

The ‘Path to Prosperity’ cuts $6.2 trillion in government spending over the next decade compared to the President’s 2012 request. It will reform our tax code and keep taxes low so businesses can grow. It repeals the Democrats’ health care law and advances health care solutions focused on lowering costs. Under this plan, we will fulfill our promises to seniors and those near retirement, while strengthening programs for future retirees.

This budget advances real solutions to the serious fiscal challenges confronting our nation. House Republicans continue to lead the way on cutting spending and creating an environment for economic growth, and I am proud to support this budget.

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