Congress’s Balancing Act

By Markwayne Mullin
U.S. Congressman,

While Congress has an appetite to spend taxpayer dollars in Washington, it lacks the ability to make tough decisions about discretionary spending when it comes to balancing the federal budget. To ensure Congress uses its power of the purse responsibly, we need to pass a balanced budget amendment.

Since I came to Washington in 2013, the House has passed three, two-year budgets that each balanced in 10 years.

But, even though Congress passes a balanced budget, they are not required to keep their spending levels within the funding limits they themselves laid out in the budget, nor are the members of Congress who come after them.

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