Congressman Jason Chaffetz released the following statement after voting against the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 that passed the House of Representatives today. This legislation would increase spending for domestic and defense programs over the next two years.
“Washington has a spending problem. We know it. The public knows it. But instead of changing spending habits, we continue to dig ourselves deeper and deeper into debt. Busting budget caps is not the solution. Although this bill provides important funding for our troops, it does not implement critical reforms that the American people are demanding. If we are going to raise the debt ceiling yet again, we must commit to fundamentally reprogramming the way we spend money.”