Julia Brownley Votes Against A Balanced Budget

April 10, 2014

WASHINGTON – Earlier today, Julia Brownley voted against a balanced budget, siding with Nancy Pelosi to keep ObamaCare on the books. Instead of reducing $5 trillion in federal spending over the next decade and protecting Medicare, Brownley chose to increase spending for ObamaCare and risk care for seniors.

Brownley clearly believes we don’t need to balance the budget—ever—and that we can tax and spend our way to economic growth. Americans are looking for leaders who understand that, in order to create jobs, Washington must balance its budget, just like families do.

“Julia Brownley has made it clear, she has no intention of balancing the budget,” said NRCC Communications Director Andrea Bozek. “Brownley is part of the problem in Washington and clearly is willing to put her support for Nancy Pelosi before protecting seniors in her district and making responsible decisions to grow the economy and get spending under control.”

The Ryan Budget Balances In 10 Years And Cuts 5.1 Trillion. “Republican House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled a budget plan Wednesday that would achieve some key conservative goals – balancing the federal budget in a decade while starting to contain the national debt – while also rekindling some old controversies by changing Medicare, repealing Obamacare and significantly cutting social programs like food stamps.” (Lisa Desjardins, “Ryan budget aims to cut $5.1 trillion, reach balance in 10 years,” CNN, 4/1/14)

Julia Brownley Voted Against A Balanced Budget.(H. Con. Res. 96, Roll Call Vote #177, 219-205, 4/10/14)