Congressman Austin Scott on Passage of the House Republican Budget
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today released the following statement regarding the House of Representatives passage of H. Con. Res. 27, FY2016 Budget Resolution.
“One of the greatest duties we have as Members of Congress is to provide for our nation’s defense,” said Congressman Austin Scott. “To accomplish this, we must ensure our military is adequately funded. The primary reason I voted for the FY2016 House Republican Budget is because it will fund defense above the President’s request and, therefore, provide our military relief from the sequester this year. While I am in favor of a long-term agreement to remove the threat of sequestration, this budget is big step towards improving the readiness of our Armed Forces and providing for our troops. The Republican budget funds national defense by $613 billion through a combination of base spending and Overseas Contingency Operation funding. It does this while also balancing the federal deficit in 10 years without raising taxes.
“As the only Georgia Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, I will fight to guarantee our nation’s warfighters have the resources they need to be well trained, equipped, and compensated. As we continue our fight against terrorism abroad, our readiness back home becomes that much more important.”