Washington D.C. – House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) gave the following remarks on the House floor in support of the Require a PLAN Act:
“I rise in support of the amendment. This amendment will help bring transparency and accountability back to the budget process – something that has been sorely lacking under this President.
“Let’s just look at the facts:
“The last budget from the President that was voted on did not receive one vote of support from the House or the Senate – that is on the Democrat side and the Republican side.
“Every year the President has been in office, there have been deficits of $1 trillion – adding $6 trillion to the debt. Out of the last five budgets, four of them have been late.
“The President has never submitted a budget to this House or the other that balances.
“That is a record of failure, and it is distressing to this House and the American people. We deserve better. It is unfortunate that this House has to pass bills to get responsible budgeting.
“That is why I support the amendment and the underlying bill. I yield back.”