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  • The White House Must Stick Within a Budget

    by Representative Scott DesJarlais

    Posted on 2013-02-05

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    Congressional Record, Volume 159 Issue 17 (Tuesday, February 5, 2013)

    [Congressional Record Volume 159, Number 17 (Tuesday, February 5, 2013)]
    [House]
    [Page H351]
    From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
    
    
    
    
                   THE WHITE HOUSE MUST STICK WITHIN A BUDGET
    
      (Mr. DesJARLAIS asked and was given permission to address the House 
    for 1 minute.)
      Mr. DesJARLAIS. Mr. Speaker, it has been more than 4 years since the 
    White House operated under a budget. It's not a coincidence that each 
    of these 4 years has brought a $1 trillion deficit.
      Tennesseans are frustrated over the fact that they must stick to a 
    budget in operating their homes and businesses, yet the Obama 
    administration cannot seem to do the same in running the country with 
    our hard-earned tax dollars.
      Last Congress, House Republicans passed two responsible budgets while 
    the Administration and their allies in the Democratic-controlled Senate 
    twiddled their thumbs.
      In an effort to finally get this administration to act, Republicans 
    have introduced the Require a PLAN Act. This commonsense proposal will 
    mandate the White House produce a balanced budget within a 10-year 
    window or submit a plan explaining in what year the budget would 
    balance.
      Unfortunately, it seems that we have no other choice but to force 
    this administration to finally address the debt crisis that is 
    destroying jobs and mortgaging the future of our children and 
    grandchildren.
    
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