Senator Marshall Leads Republican Conference Budget Reform Meeting

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D., released the following statement ahead of leading today’s Republican conference meeting on addressing the broken budget process. This meeting follows Senator Marshall’s leading a letter with four of his colleagues requesting a Senate GOP budget and national debt discussion. 

“Today, we will sit down as a conference and discuss solutions to fixing our broken budget process. Our nation is facing a historic national debt crisis that we must address- no more hollow talking points and budget gimmicks to keep the lights on in the federal government,” Senator Marshall said. “Washington, D.C. consistently acts like they are playing with house money – with no fear of budget deadline submissions and no respect for the law and budgeting process. It’s time we start running the government like a business. Today’s conversation is one of many we plan to have to address our historic debt crisis.” 

“I’m very grateful for the entire conference pitching in and working on this crucial issue together,” Senator Marshall continued. “It will take all of us for this to become law and ensure that our grandchildren can live the American dream.” 

Right now, the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974outlines deadlines that the President, House and Senate Appropriations Committees, and Congress must follow. These budgeting deadlines are not being followed. Senator Marshall, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, is rallying his members in support of exploring a solution that strictly enforces budgeting deadlines with consequences if they aren’t met.