Washington, D.C.—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement this morning about the President’s budget, which was released today:
“The President’s budget has the right priorities: it focuses on creating jobs and restoring fiscal discipline. We know that we still have much work ahead of us, but President Obama deserves credit for reversing the failed policies of the previous administration, which led to massive deficits and the most severe recession in decades.
“When I hear from my constituents back in Nevada who are struggling through these tough economic times, they often cite concerns about our nation’s debt and the lack of good-paying, dependable jobs. This proposal addresses both of those issues by making tough choices and restoring pay-as-you-go budgeting, even while creating badly-needed jobs and cutting middle class taxes.
“Additionally, I applaud the President’s decision to end funding and pull the license application for the proposed dump at Yucca Mountain. Those of us who have been on the front lines of this fight for years know how important this development is to Nevadans.
“Senate Democrats share the President’s determination to create and save jobs, rein in excessive spending and bring the common-sense principles that American families use every day to our federal budgeting process. That is why we all supported the adoption of pay-as-you-go budgeting rules and many of us supported the creation of a deficit commission. We have not and will not back down from the tough choices that we were sent to Washington to make.”