Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the President’s proposed budget:

“The President says he wants to work with Congress but everything he does indicates the opposite. His latest budget simply isn’t a serious proposal. While Washington is still racking up debt, this budget doesn’t even try to balance the books. In fact, despite the best efforts of Republicans over the past four years to rein in spending and cut the deficit, this budget would erase all those gains over the ten year budget horizon by increasing the deficit and adding even more to the debt. Our children and grandchildren can’t afford such recklessness. And at a time when Americans are still struggling to get by, this budget would add on even more costs and taxes. Last November, the American people voted overwhelmingly to put this country on a different path. With this budget, President Obama is further entrenching himself in old, wasteful, and rejected ideas.”