Matt McCullough, Communications Director (202) 225-5235
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHERLAND VOTES TO GROW ECONOMY, SHRINK SPENDING BY $6.2 TRILLION
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Steve Southerland, II issued the following statement regarding his vote for the House-passed Republican budget that proposes $6.2 trillion in spending cuts over 10 years and lowers taxes by $800 billion:
“As North and Northwest Florida families finalize their annual tax returns, April 15th has become a sobering yearly reminder of the crushing impact that high taxes and out-of-control spending have on economic growth. Today, I was pleased to join my House Republican colleagues in approving a budget proposal that will fix our fiscal future, while restoring certainty for our small businesses and making conditions right for long-term job creation.
“In stark contrast to the political posturing of President Obama and congressional Democrats, House Republicans have advanced a serious fiscal plan that significantly cuts spending, pays down our $14 trillion debt, keeps our promises to our seniors and preserves and protects Medicare for future generations. The taxpayers of Florida’s Second District have entrusted me to challenge the status quo in Washington by fighting for fiscal restraint. I take my responsibility seriously and remain committed to ensuring that Congress implements a budget that – much like our own family budgets – does more with less.”