THE BUDGET; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 64
(Senate - April 30, 2015)

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                               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.

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