In the Weekly Republican Address, Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming, chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, previews the Fiscal Year 2016 budget blueprint that the Senate will vote on next week. While the Obama Administration is spending more and taxing more than ever, Enzi says, the Republican budget under consideration in the Senate balances after 10 years with no new tax hikes. “Congress is under new management and by working together to find shared ground on commonsense solutions, we can deliver real results and real progress,” Enzi says.
U.S. Senator John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, speaks about America’s support for Israel and the dangers of a nuclear-armed Iran. He also discusses Republicans’ plans to help Americans who could be affected by the Supreme Court’s upcoming decision in King v. Burwell.
In the Weekly Republican Address, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin warns that increasingly serious attacks against America’s cyber networks are a growing peril that threatens our nation’s economic and national security. As chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Johnson says a top priority this year will be to pass legislation designed to help mitigate the kinds of cyberattacks that have occurred recently against a number of U.S. businesses, including Anthem Healthcare, Target and Sony Pictures, as well as the Department of Defense. “Reducing this threat would benefit every American,” says Johnson. “Ignoring it will guarantee that future attacks will produce headlines describing lasting harm to America. We need to get this done.”