COLLINS CO-SPONSORS BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENTSPosted by GAGOP on Jan 3, 2013
Newest GA Congressman wastes no time getting to work
Washington, D.C. – Minutes after being sworn in as Georgia’s newest Congressional Member, Representative Doug Collins (R-GA) co-sponsored two balanced budget amendments. Sponsored by Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), both pieces of legislation will ensure the federal government is held responsible for balancing its budget through a Constitutional amendment. The amendments prohibit Congress from spending more than in it receives during the fiscal year.
“It’s not a hard concept to understand, we simply cannot continue to spend money we do not have,” said Collins. “Actively supporting a balanced budget amendment is one of the best ways to move our country toward fiscal stability. If American families and business are required to balance their checkbooks, why should the federal government be any different?
“I campaigned on creating a better future for my children and the rest of the youth in the 9th District, and that won’t change during my time serving this great area regardless of what leaders in Congress may want. I am looking forward to working with Chairman Goodlatte on the House Judiciary Committee to move this bill through the legislative process and restore our fiscal house to order.”