Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

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Congresswoman Suzan DelBene at a committee hearing

I believe Congress must come together in a bipartisan way to find long-term budget solutions that invest in programs that help working families, create jobs, support a competitive American workforce, protect the promise of Social Security and Medicare, and rebuild an economy that works for everyone. To meet this goal, we should be making strategic investments in areas like education, research, clean energy, and infrastructure built for the 21st century.

Too often, Congress has kicked the can down the road, setting up future fiscal crises. As a former businesswoman, I understand that no business would budget just two or three months in advance. They plan for years at a time and work to minimize every uncertainty.

Congress needs to put an end to this inefficient cycle of budgeting and get back to passing appropriations bills that cover the full fiscal year. The difficult budget problems we face require innovative thinking. That’s why I’m working with my colleagues to craft new solutions that will provide us a great return on our investments. Strong economic growth can be achieved only when every American has the opportunity to succeed.

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