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.