Senate Passes First Joint Balanced Budget in More Than a Decade

“The American people have a right to expect that the federal government will balance its budget – just like hard-working Americans do at home.”

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, issued the following statement on the Senate’s passage of the first joint 10-year balanced budget resolution in more than a decade:

“The American people have a right to expect that the federal government will balance its budget – just like hard-working Americans do at home. While the balanced budget we passed today doesn’t fix everything, it is an important step toward getting Washington working again for American families by creating a framework for the efficient, effective, and accountable government they deserve.”