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Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler

Representing the 4th District of Missouri
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Hartzler and House pass fiscally sound, responsible budget for FY 2014

March 21, 2013
Press Release

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) and the U.S. House have passed a responsible Fiscal Year 2014 budget that balances in ten years, creates a healthier economy, and will help create American jobs.

“When I talk to the hard-working people of Missouri’s Fourth Congressional District they tell me they have to balance their budgets and they think Washington should have to do the same,” said Hartzler. “As a member of the House Budget Committee, I am proud to support a responsible budget that promotes economic growth while reducing wasteful Washington spending.”

“The budget we have produced balances in ten years – without ever raising taxes on any Americans,” continued Hartzler. “Our budget helps hard-working Americans by removing obstacles to job creation and getting our economy moving forward. We must put an end to talk about increasing taxes and put the focus on Washington’s uncontrollable spending.”

“Our debt has swelled to more than $16 trillion and is growing every day,” added Hartzler. “The federal government now borrows 36 cents out of every dollar it spends. It is time to rein in out-of-control spending, and we do this by reducing the rate of growth in spending from 5 percent – the current trajectory – to 3.4 percent each year over the next decade. This budget also provides appropriate funding for our military to help our men and women in uniform protect this country. We owe the American people a responsible, balanced budget. This budget accomplishes that goal.”

In addition to serving on the House Budget Committee, Congresswoman Hartzler is a member of both the House Armed Services and Agriculture Committees.