WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) today commended House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) for submitting a budget proposal that addresses unsustainable government spending, debt, and deficits.
"Chairman Ryan's budget is a serious attempt to address our ballooning debt in a responsible way, and I applaud his leadership," Johanns said. "There are now two comprehensive proposals on the table, the first being the President's Deficit Commission recommendations, and although I might not agree with either plan in their entirety, both help to advance the discussion and take a clear view of the root causes of our country's deepening debt crisis."
"As someone who helped to bring together 64 senators to call on the President to engage in this discussion, it continues to be crystal clear that his active involvement is necessary. Any proposal we pass goes to his desk for his signature, and therefore it's essential that he step up and commit to correcting our country's course not only in compelling speeches but in real action and commitment."
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