Mar 27 2015
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement after the Senate passed a budget this morning:
“Early this morning, we passed a budget that doesn’t raise taxes, provides an action plan to eventually repeal ObamaCare, and begins making significant reductions to the massive debt Democrats and Republicans alike have created in recent decades. The budget also includes two measures I fought for, one to ensure funding is available to relocate America’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem as well as the ‘Student Right To Know Before You Go Act,’ which gives students and parents more information to help them make wise financial decisions when pursuing higher education.
“I am disappointed the budget didn’t fully prioritize our national security needs and take even bolder steps to undo the damage President Obama’s disastrous policies and defense cuts have wrought on our military and intelligence capabilities. But I will continue fighting to prioritize our national defense.
“Passing this budget is a needed first step to chart a new direction from the disastrous one President Obama has had America on for over six years. I’m hopeful that the next step of negotiations with the House produces an even stronger budget that reaffirms our commitment to save the American Dream, and to the policies the American people deserve to achieve security and prosperity in the 21st century.”