Upton Statement on Chairman Ryan's Budget

April 5, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement today on Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's FY 2012 budget:

"America's fiscal challenges can no longer be ignored, and with his budget, Chairman Ryan is laying down a marker for fiscal honesty and responsibility. The contrast with the President's budget and the failure of Senate Democrats to put a check on spending could not be more stark. A path to prosperity is exactly what America needs, and House Republicans are leading the way by focusing on job creation and fighting for a budget that allows America to live within our means. Now Washington Democrats need to demonstrate whether they are willing to get serious about protecting America's fiscal future."

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