WASHINGTON– Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after the House adoption of the Senate Amendment to H.Con.Res. 71, Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027:
“My vote to support the budget resolution has little to do with the resolution itself. Rather, it’s necessary to move tax reform, a critical maneuver in jumpstarting the economy, helping working families, and making America competitive again. The House version of the budget was a much more responsible approach; however, given the reluctance of the Senate to move it, our ability to move forward with meaningful tax reform was jeopardized. It is my fervent hope Congress will look at this effort as a key first step, with spending restraint and major entitlement reform soon to follow. Our nation cannot continue to defer action on matters vital to its fiscal sustainability.”
Congressman Steve Womack has represented Arkansas’s Third Congressional District since 2011 and serves on the House Appropriations Defense, Military Construction-Veterans Affairs, and Labor-Health and Human Services subcommittees and the House Committee on the Budget.