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House Passes Responsible Plan to Balance the Budget and Make a Down Payment on the Debt

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With Congressman Bill Posey’s (R-Rockledge) support the U.S. House of Representatives passed a ten-year plan to balance the federal budget which reforms the complex tax code, preserves and protects vital retirement programs with NO changes for current or approaching retirees, and holds agencies accountable for how they spend tax dollars. The House-passed budget plan reduces deficits by…

House Passes Bill to Require Plan to Balance the Budget

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The House of Representatives today passed legislation that was co-sponsored by Congressman Bill Posey to require the administration to submit a plan to balance the budget. Below is Congressman Posey’s floor statement on passage of H.R. 444, the Require a PLAN Act: “A nation that does not operate on a budget is plagued by irresponsible spending with bloated budgets, unfathomable debts…

Congressman Posey’s Statement on Taxes and Spending

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The bill that passed the Senate at 2 A.M. this morning (H.R. 8) was an amended version of a bill that was originally passed by the House on August 1, 2012.  H.R. 8 had been awaiting Senate action for nearly five months. Congressman Posey (R-Rockledge) released the following statement regarding that bill and his hopes for enacting Middle Class tax relief: “On August 1st, I voted…

House Passes It’s Second Sequestration Fix, Time for Senate to Act

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With the support of Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to address the massive cuts to the nation’s Defense budget which are set to go into effect in January. The National Security and Job Protection Act (H.R. 6365) is the second time the House has approved legislation to replace the massive defense cuts. The first bill was passed by…

Posey: Washington Should Honor Tax Freedom Day with Tax and Regulatory Reform Package

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Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) released the following statement regarding Tax Freedom Day: “For years, leaders in Washington from both parties have been kicking the can down the road delaying important decisions affecting our nation’s financial condition, energy security and regulatory burden,” said Congressman Posey. “Years of irresponsible stewardship have resulted in…

President’s $3.83 Trillion Budget Continues Washington’s Unprecedented Deficit Spending Spree

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Today the President released his Fiscal Year 2013 budget plan calling for record $3.8 trillion in spending for Fiscal Year 2013, projecting another $1.3 trillion budget deficit for 2012, and a budget path that never balances and increases the overall national debt to $25 Trillion in 2022. “This is not a serious plan to make Washington live within its means,” said Congressman Bill…

Posey: Omnibus Bill Falls Short of Curtailing Out-of-Control Spending

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a 1200-page omnibus spending bill for Fiscal Year 2012 bringing total discretionary spending to more than $1.053 trillion, several billion more than last year's spending level. Congressman Bill Posey voted against the legislation, which spends $31.6 billion more than the House passed budget plan and nearly $10 billion more than the…

Rep. Posey's Statement on the Balanced Budget Amendment

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Sadly, today the House failed to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution by a vote of 261 – 165. Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) supported the Amendment, however passage required a 2/3 majority. Below is Congressman Posey’s statement for the Congressional record: “Nearly every state in the union is required to balance its budget each year, including my home state of…

Eliminating the payment of death gratuities for deceased Members of Congress (H.R.3127)

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Congressman Posey introduced legislation to eliminate a generous death benefit set aside for the family of Members of Congress who pass away during the term of their service. The Congressional death gratuity was initially intended decades ago as a form of life insurance for families of Members of Congress. The benefit in the amount of an entire year’s salary is payable to the survivor of…

The Social Security Check Guarantee Act of 2011 (H.R. 2581)

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Congressman Posey introduced legislation to ensure the timely payment of Social Security benefits to senior citizens by requiring that Social Security checks be sent to seniors even if the federal government reaches the statutory debt limit. The Social Security Check Guarantee Act is intended to reassure senior citizens that the government is obligated to pay their social security…

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