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Simpson on President’s FY2015 Budget Request: “Dead on Arrival”

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson issued the following statement today regarding the President's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request.

“It should come as no surprise to anyone that President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget completely ignores hard fought spending caps he agreed to just months ago.  Our nation is on a path for financial ruin, and this budget does not take the problem seriously,” said Congressman Mike Simpson. “House Republicans have lead the fight to reduce the discretionary budget for four straight years – the first time that has happened since the 1950’s. Regrettably, the President’s budget, if enacted, would reverse that progress and disregard the bi-partisan, bi-cameral cooperation that led to it. For that reason and many others, this budget, more than a month late, is dead on arrival.”