Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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Brooks Votes in Favor of Bipartisan Budget Act

Oct 29, 2015
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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Following today’s passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) released the following statement:

“My primary concern is to govern in a responsible way that will lead to debt reduction in the long-term. The Bipartisan Budget Act we considered today, which passed the House with my support, is fully offset. Moreover, it enacts the first real Social Security reform since 1983 keeping the Disability Insurance Trust Fund solvent and cracking down on fraud. It also provides more funding and certainty for our military, prevents a dramatic and devastating increase in Medicare B premiums for millions of seniors, and averts a dangerous default that would threaten our economy. ”

“I voted against raising the debt ceiling two years ago, precisely because no meaningful reforms or spending controls were considered. Our national debt is a national crisis with very real consequences, and it is not fair to leave this mess for future generations. We must consider further reforms to existing programs to inject some discipline into our spending practices as a country, and the package passed by the House today is a step in the right direction.”