Sen. Braun forces vote on balanced budget plan, proposal fails

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On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate voted on Senator Mike Braun’s balanced budget plan. The Braun Budget is a comprehensive federal budget plan to throw the brakes on out-of-control government spending, fight inflation by balancing our federal budget, and unleash American prosperity and energy independence.

The final vote was 34 – 65.


“Today I forced the Senate to vote on a balanced budget. My budget would make the Trump tax cuts permanent, unleash American energy independence, fight Biden’s inflation crisis, and provide the most robust national defense of any plan out there. Sadly, the majority of the Senate voted to raise taxes, weaken our national security, and keep driving our nation into bankruptcy.” – Sen. Mike Braun

You can watch Sen. Braun’s floor speech detailing why America is going to broke and how his plan would stop it:

You can also read more about his budget plan by clicking here.

A number of advocacy groups endorsed Braun’s budget proposal:

ALEC Action
Association of Mature American Citizens Action
American Commitment
Americans for Prosperity
America First Policy Institute
America First Works
American Consumer Institute
American for Tax Reform
Citizens Against Government Waste
Foundation for Government Accountability
Heritage Action
National Taxpayers Union
R Street Institute
Students for Life Action
Taxpayer Protection Alliance
Unity Above Self in America
Texas Public Policy Foundation
TPPF – States Trust

Matt Schlapp, the chair of CPAC, said the “socialist Democrats” led by President Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have turned the economy “upside down” in just two short years with their “outrageous deficit spending and wasteful policies.

“Now, Bidenflation is at a 40-year high and hardworking Americans are feeling the pain in all aspects of life,” Schlapp said. “It is time for strong conservatives to take a stand and push back against these failed policies. Senator Mike Braun is leading the charge to relieve the pain Americans are feeling. The Braun budget brings real relief by cutting spending and not raising taxes, all in an effort to combat the Democrats from causing more rampant inflation.”

Heritage Action Vice President Garrett Bess noted the suffering of American families under “excessively high” inflation unseen in four decades.

“It is clear that Congress needs to change course and address the government spending that is fueling inflation,” Bess said. “Sen. Mike Braun is taking an important first step in that direction by putting forward a responsible budget resolution.”


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