Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement on President Obama’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2012, which was sent to Congress today.
Bennet is part of bipartisan group of senators led by Mark Warner (D-VA) and Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) calling for the Senate to debate and take an up-or-down vote on the Fiscal Commission’s recommendations. In addition to pushing for debate on the Fiscal Commission’s recommendations, Bennet has proposed a bill for statutory PAYGO, is a cosponsor of a bill to provide the President with a line-item-veto and voted in favor of a Congressional ban on earmarks.
“Although the President takes steps to rein in spending and reduce the deficit, the budget we pass should contain a comprehensive approach that builds upon the work of the Fiscal Commission.
“As this process moves forward, I will continue to work with my colleagues to bring the Fiscal Commission’s proposal to the Senate floor for debate. I remain committed to working with anyone, Democrat or Republican, to ensure our nation has a sustainable and secure economic future.”