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Congressman Dave Trott

Representing the 11th District of Michigan

Rep. Trott Supports Balanced Budget to Create Jobs and Reduce National Debt

March 25, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: U.S. Representative Dave Trott (MI-11) today voted in support of the 2016 House Budget—a spending plan that will reduce wasteful Washington spending by $5.5 trillion and balance the budget within a decade.

“Every mom and dad in Southeast Michigan will tell you that they can’t spend more money than they take in each year. They have to balance their budgets—and so should Washington. A balanced budget will create a healthier economy and make it easier for hard-working Michigan families to make ends meet. It’s time that we start forcing Washington to finally live within its means,” said Rep. Trott, an Oakland County job creator serving in his first term in Congress.

The FY 2016 House Budget plan balances the federal budget in less than 10 years and reduces the national debt without raising taxes on hard-working Americans. Additionally, the budget plan calls for a fairer, simpler federal tax code to spur economic growth, strengthens America’s defense to protect our nation from growing threats, and reduces the power of Washington and returns more governing decisions to state and local governments.

“This budget plan also takes power from Washington and returns it to our state and local governments. The federal government has grown tremendously in recent decades—resulting in more wasteful spending, more debt, and more rules and regulations from Washington. I believe by restoring the principle of federalism we can pave the way for a more effective and efficient government. And that is what Michigan families expect and deserve,” added Rep. Trott.

Since coming to Congress, Rep. Trott has been outspoken for the need to reduce wasteful Washington spending and put the nation back on a path of fiscal responsibility, including endorsing legislation to establish a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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