Udall Urges Senate to Pass his Proposal to Balance the Federal Budget
December 19, 2011
Mark Udall delivered a speech on the Senate floor, urging his colleagues to support his proposal requiring Congress to balance the federal budget. The Senate is scheduled to vote Wednesday morning on the measure, which Udall has championed for many months as one important way to stabilize the budget for the long term.
has been a strong supporter of fiscal responsibility and a comprehensive
solution to our skyrocketing $15 trillion national debt. He helped lead
the fight to create the president's bipartisan committee on reducing the
national debt, which was chaired by former Clinton White House Chief of
Staff Erskine Bowles and former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY). Udall has
urged Congress to approve the Bowles-Simpson Commission's
recommendations to cut the debt by $4 trillion over the next decade.