Congressman Matt Gaetz Praises House FY19 Budget
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) issued the following statement today after voting for the House Budget Committee’s FY19 budget resolution, which was referred favorably to the House by a vote of 21–13:
“I was proud to vote in favor of the FY19 Republican budget developed by the House Budget Committee. This budget cuts spending by three hundred billion dollars, slashes government waste, and goes beyond balancing to a budget surplus within the budget window. This budget is a strong statement of conservative principles: it fully funds our military, ensures the social safety net for America’s most vulnerable citizens is kept intact, and reduces our national debt by eight trillion dollars. With the greatest reduction in entitlement spending in decades, this budget helps put an end to the generational theft of unbalanced budgets and borrowed foreign money, and helps keep the American dream alive for future generations. I look forward to this responsible budget coming quickly before the entire House for a vote,” Rep. Gaetz said.