WASHINGTON – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., released the following statement on the Republican budget proposal released by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc.:
“The budget proposal takes smart, sensible steps to restrain the growth of government, reduce rampant waste, and balance the budget over the next 10 years. I applaud Chairman Ryan for tackling some of the toughest spending problems in our federal government today, and for including many proposals championed by the Oversight Committee. For instance, the budget proposal would provide for appropriate cost-cutting reforms that will allow the U.S. Postal Service to save $19 billion over ten years.
The budget modernizes the federal workforce by using attrition to reduce the number of hired new workers and bringing federal employee pensions closer in line to what private sector workers receive.
“This is the right approach: prioritizing common sense measures to reign in the out of control spending that our country can no longer afford.”