(Washington, D.C) – Representative Charlie Dent (PA-15) supported H.Con.Res. 27, a measure establishing the budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2016 and setting forth a budget framework for the next ten years. The measure passed by a vote of 228 to 199.

Representative Dent released the following statement:

“Moving the budget process forward is important for the country. Today the members of the House fulfilled our governing responsibility to present and pass a budget. For too many years, this was not the norm in Washington.

Compare the efforts of House Republicans to that of President Obama. Instead of working with Congress in a constructive manner to find solutions to the long-term budget challenges facing our nation, President Obama has again put forward a budget that not even members of his own party are willing to support. When brought to the floor of the Senate, President Obama’s budget received only one vote.

Today’s vote brought needed stability to the budget process and started the ball rolling. Ultimately, the Appropriations Committee in the House will need to mark-up and pass the spending bills that apportion funds to specific programs.  As Chairman of the House Appropriation Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Subcommittee, I will work throughout this process to protect our veterans and our active service members and to meet their needs.”

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