This week the President released his budget that spends, borrows and taxes too much. It was sadly a missed opportunity to free our children and grandchildren from a mountain of spending-fueled debt. It’s time to dramatically cut spending to get our fiscal house in order, which is why I continue to fight for balanced budget amendment to force Congress to live within it’s means.
Below are some of the press releases from earlier this week:
Click here to watch my floor speech regarding the President’s Budget.
Time to Bring Down the Debt
“Sky-high debt is a threat to individual liberty, continued prosperity, and national security. Yet the President’s response to this impending disaster is to pass the buck with a budget that is sadly, a sorry joke.
With its latest budget, the Administration claims to reduce the deficit by $1.1 trillion over ten years. That sounds like a mighty big number, but it is not meaningful deficit reduction when you consider that this year’s deficit alone will be $1.65 trillion. At 10.9 percent of our nation’s economic output, this is the largest deficit since World War II.” Click here to read the full article.
Winning Approval From the BLM to Allow Land Use in Millard County
“I am grateful that Secretary Salazar took my concerns very seriously and reassessed this project. When Emerald Peak Minerals have full operation, this could mean up to 300 jobs for Millard County – a significant boost for the local economy. This is an important step in the right direction.” Read the full statement here.
Hatch Cracks Down on Careless Implementation of Federal Regulations
“In a letter earlier this week I called on the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Administrator Cass Sunstein to explain the current process for reviewing new federal regulations to guarantee transparency and accountability within the system. In particular, I asked for a briefing and detailed information about how federal agencies had calculated the economic impact of submitted regulations and how Administrator Sunstein is ensuring that those economic impact statements are supportable and accurate.” See here for more information.