Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on House passage of H. Con. Res. 71, the FY 2018 Budget:

“This budget balances. This budget sets our national priorities. And this budget is the first step to tax reform. Chairman Diane Black (TN-06) and the Budget Committee members deserve strong commendation for their months of work on this budget after listening to and bringing together support from all parts of the House Republican Conference. Now, we can look forward to digging in on the details of tax reform to create a better system that will make America stronger in the world and practically improve the lives of our people.”