Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement today regarding the Senate Republicans’ budget proposal:
“America’s budget priorities should be to fully and decisively provide for our national defense, help revive economic growth and protect hard-working taxpayers, preserve entitlement programs for retirees and save them for future generations, and stop Washington’s massive borrowing binge so that it entirely stops spending more money than we take in within ten years. A budget should do all of this without increasing taxes on the American people. The budgets introduced in the Senate and House have some positive ideas, and I’m hopeful the debate ahead will provide opportunities for improvements.
“One major concern I have at this point is that the Senate budget as introduced fails to prioritize our national defense after years of damaging cuts to our nation’s military. The world is increasingly dangerous and the threats against America, our allies and our interests require a military appropriately resourced to address these challenges. It is also part of our sacred obligation to our men and women in uniform who deserve the best training and most advanced equipment to carry out their missions.
“I am working with my colleagues to address this issue during the budget debate.”