Weber Statement on Balanced Budget Amendment
Washington, D.C. – On April 12, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives brought the Balanced Budget Amendment to the floor for a vote. The Balanced Budget Amendment would have made it a constitutional mandate to balance the federal budget. The measure did not pass. Congressman Randy Weber (R – Friendswood) released the following statement:
“Spending in Washington is out of control. The federal government has slowly amassed more and more control of things it was never intended to manage. In doing so, our spending is rising to astronomical levels. Last month, I voted against an omnibus bill that spends beyond our means. Budgets like that are unsustainable. We must do better. With a balanced budget amendment, we would have been forced to make tough decisions, but our nation would be better for it.
“Families and businesses must manage their finances properly; their federal government should do the same.”