WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), says he will remain focused on fiscal discipline despite a 2017 budget that relies more on spending and new taxes.
“President Obama’s final budget proposal contains all manner of new spending and tax increases, and a troubling reliance on mandatory spending to skirt spending limits. There will be little appetite in Congress for mandatory spending that diminishes fiscal discipline and congressional oversight.
“The Appropriations Committee will review the proposals within its jurisdiction to determine which should be altered, improved or eliminated. Our goal will be to produce FY2017 appropriations bills that responsibly allocate taxpayer dollars to support national priorities.”
The President on Tuesday submitted to Congress a nearly $4.15 trillion budget proposal for FY2017, marking the beginning of the annual federal budget and appropriations process.