WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding his vote in opposition to the budget resolution due to its misplaced priorities and dubious economic assumptions. The bill was passed by the full U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 216 to 212.
“I could not support the budget resolution that was put to a vote earlier today. It would add trillions of dollars to the deficit through tax cuts for the wealthiest one percent, while increasing taxes on one in three middle income Americans.
“Further, the budget resolution also includes significant cuts to health care, education, child care, housing, nutrition assistance, transportation, and other vital programs. In particular, Medicare would be cut over the next decade by $473 billion and Medicaid by $1 trillion under this budget resolution.
“This budget resolution relies on unrealistic economic growth numbers to support its tax cut and deficit reduction policies, and would further exacerbate our nation’s fiscal situation. The bottom line is that this budget resolution is a bad deal for the American economy and the American people.”