Rooney Votes to Cut Spending by $6 trillion, Save Medicare for Future Generations
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney (FL-16) today voted in favor of the budget proposal authored by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan to cut spending by approximately $6 trillion dollars and make critical reforms to Medicare to preserve the program for future generations. The Medicare reforms would not affect current retirees or anyone age 55 or older.
“This budget sends a signal to the American people that we’re ready to tighten our belts and cut spending just like families across the country,” Rooney said. “We have record deficits because Washington spends too much, not because Americans need to pay more taxes. This budget says we’re going to stop spending money we don’t have.
“The Ryan budget will reduce the debt by trillions of dollars, which will help grow the economy, create jobs, and ensure that we leave our children a country as strong as the one we inherited.
“My constituents of all ages agree that we need Medicare reform to make sure the program is still around for their children and grandchildren. This is a bold plan to save Medicare for future generations without affecting seniors and anyone 55 and older.”