Markup of the FY2014 Budget Resolution

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 10:30am
210 Cannon House Office Building

Opening Statements

Ranking Member Van Hollen

"We gather at a very important moment for our country. Thanks to the ingenuity and resilience of the American people, and the emergency actions taken by the President and the Congress four years ago, we are continuing to recover from the worst recession since the Great Depression. Momentum in the job market continues to grow, but we still have a long way to go to help put people back to work, accelerate economic growth, and boost small business hiring. Yes, we can and we must steadily reduce our deficits and reduce and stabilize the debt. But we should do so in a way that immediately reduces the jobs deficit, rather than a budget that immediately makes that job deficit worse.  [Continue reading...]