PoliticalNews.me - Apr 01,2017 - Corker Statement on CBO Long-Term Budget Outlook
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its 2017 Long-Term Budget Outlook.
“This report further underscores the need for Congress and the administration to address our country’s dire fiscal imbalance,” said Corker. “We have been warned repeatedly by budget experts across the political spectrum about the urgent need to address our growing debt, yet every year we procrastinate and every year the problem grows greater and the solutions harder. I strongly encourage my colleagues to keep our precarious fiscal situation in mind as we turn to the next items on the legislative to-do list.”
A key leader on our nation’s fiscal challenges, Bob is one of the few members of Congress to put pen to paper and produce a bill that would set our country on a path to fiscal solvency. As one of the most fiscally conservative members of Congress, he continues to fight against Washington’s all too common practice of “generational theft.”
Recognizing the important impact U.S. leadership and diplomacy abroad can have on our economy and national security, Bob also is an active leader on the Foreign Relations Committee. Since taking office in 2007, he has visited more than 70 countries to gain a deeper understanding of the strategic relationships between the U.S. and other nations, and in 2015, his colleagues elected him chairman. As the lead Republican on the committee, Corker works with his colleagues to set the committee agenda and help carry out legislative and oversight responsibilities.