Rep. Dave Joyce Votes to Put U.S. on Path Toward a Balanced Budget

Rep. Dave Joyce Votes to Put U.S. on Path Toward a Balanced Budget

Today, Congressman David P. Joyce (R-OH) voted for the Require a Plan Act (H.R. 444) which would require the White House to either produce a balanced budget within a 10-year window or provide a supplemental budget plan by April 1, 2013, that identifies which year their plan would achieve a balanced budget. Rep. Joyce released the following statement:

“Today, I voted to put the U.S. on a path toward balancing our budget.  No more budget tricks. No more accounting gimmicks. No more empty promises. Every year, Northeast Ohio families sit down to write a budget, why shouldn’t Washington do the same?  It’s my hope that this starts a serious conversation in Washington about controlling spending to provide a more stable and secure future.”

The Require a Plan Act passed by a vote of 253-167. The current U.S. debt is over $16.5 trillion.

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