Buck Votes for RSC, Against Leadership
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Contact: Katherine Rosario, 202-226-8414
Washington â€“ Today, the House voted to pass H. Con. Res 27, the fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget sponsored by Rep. Tom Price (R-GA). The Republicans Study Committee budget, titled "Blueprint for a Balanced Budget," was offered as an amendment, but failed to pass. Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO) released the following statement:
"I voted for the Republican Study Committee Budget, which represents a serious vision for balancing our budget. It repeals Obamacare and promises to use the budget reconciliation to achieve that goal. It devolves transportation decisions back to states and local governments, and it delegates elementary and secondary education to states and localities,â€ Buck said.
He continued, â€œI did not vote for the leadership-backed budget because it will not balance, it is filled with gimmicks, and it will lead to increased taxes and deficits. It is based on false assumptions and ignores the political and economic realities we will face over the next decade. Our $18.1 trillion debt is harming the economy now, and as the debt continues to skyrocket, it will destroy the economy for our children and grandchildren.â€
Rep. Ken Buck (CO-04) serves on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. He serves on the OGR Subcommittees on Government Operations and the Interior and is a member of the Judiciary Subcommittees on Immigration and Border Security and Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations.