April 30, 2015 - Issue: Vol. 161, No. 64 — Daily Edition114th Congress (2015 - 2016) - 1st Session
THE BUDGET; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 64
(Senate - April 30, 2015)
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[Page S2545] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] THE BUDGET Mr. McCONNELL. Now, on a different matter, Mr. President, I was glad to see yesterday's announcement of a budget conference agreement. That means Congress is now one step closer to passing a balanced budget that supports a healthy economy, funds national defense, strengthens Medicare, and begins to tackle our debt problems without taking more money from hard-working Americans. It is a balanced budget that could help lead to more than 1 million additional jobs and boost our economy by nearly half a trillion dollars, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. In short, it is a balanced budget that is all about the future. That is also why it provides a tool for the Senate majority to repeal a failed policy of the past--ObamaCare--so we can start over with real patient- centered health reform. This is a good balanced budget every Senator should want to support, and I look forward to the Senate taking up the budget agreement next week. ____________________