Boyle Statement on Officially Becoming Ranking Member of House Budget Committee
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Pennsylvania Congressman Brendan F. Boyle released the following statement after officially being named Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee:
“After Republicans kicked off the 118th Congress with near-unprecedented levels of chaos and dysfunction, I am beyond relieved that we can now finally move on to doing our jobs, which is what the American people who elected us expect and deserve.
“The Budget Committee plays a leading role in conversations about fiscal responsibility and vital investments in American workers and families, and I look forward to leading Democrats on our committee as we begin a Congress where these issues will no doubt take center stage. With their repeated calls to decimate Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP, Head Start, LIHEAP and more, Republicans have shown they are willing to play games with the well-being of American families if that’s what it takes to appease the most extreme members of their party. Democrats are united, ready to fight to protect Americans’ livelihoods and stand up to Republicans’ reckless fiscal delusions.”
About the House Budget Committee: The Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 created the Budget Committee to allow Congress to develop an independent means to analyze the Presidential budget, reconcile it with congressional plans, and develop a fiscal policy of its own. The House Budget Committee is responsible for drafting Congress's annual budget plan and has jurisdiction over the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the budget process.