Our federal budget should reflect our national priorities and values. In my view, that means that we’re supporting our troops and protecting our country, positioning the next generation to thrive, making sure that our veterans and seniors receive the benefits they deserve.
On budget matters, rather than careening from fiscal crisis to fiscal crisis, Congress should focus on passing a grand budget deal that reduces the deficit in a balanced way. We should do our job, which is to come together, negotiate in good faith, and find a solution. I support a balanced approach that fundamentally changes our fiscal trajectory and reduces our debt. In my role as a Freshman Class President, I hosted a bipartisan member briefing with Simpson and Bowles, and believe their balanced, data-driven, approach should be emulated in Congress.
In my view, the recent budgets offered by Congressman Ryan and supported by the majority in Congress are wrong for the country. I believe Democrats should lead on deficit reduction and entitlement reform and we should continue to reach across the aisle and push for a grand bargain budget deal along the lines of Simpson-Bowles.
Smart budgets include investments in the future, including proper support for education and job training, science and research, alternative energy, and infrastructure. The budget alternative authored by Rep. Van Hollen presented a better path. Our budget should be oriented towards positioning our country for the next century. Support for federal workers is critical: we can’t expect our federal government to be world-class by marginalizing its employees year after year.
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WASHINGTON – The White House has announced that President Obama’s 2016 Budget proposal will include international tax reform to pay for new infrastructure projects. This is the same framework Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) has advocated for two years, building a bipartisan coalition in Congress around combining international tax reform and infrastructure.
WASHINGTON – Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) will introduce new bipartisan legislation to address the Highway Trust Fund solvency crisis and spur new infrastructure projects across the country. A new approach to funding and financing America’s infrastructure, The Infrastructure 2.0 Act uses international corporate tax reform to patch the Highway Trust Fund hole for six years, creates a new financing tool and establishes a path for broader pro-growth tax reform and improved infrastructure financing.
WASHINGTON – On January 20, 2015 President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress for the State of the Union Address. In his remarks, the President stated, “let’s pass a bipartisan infrastructure plan” to create jobs and “make this country stronger for decades to come.”
WASHINGTON – The White House has announced that the President will outline a series of changes to the tax code during the 2015 State of the Union. The President’s proposal includes new tax credits for two-earner families, expanded child care and education benefits along with changes to the capital gains tax, estate tax and financial services sector.
Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6), the only former CEO of a publicly-traded company in the House, issues the following statement:
WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of lawmakers from the House and Senate have written to President Obama urging him to “highlight the importance of rebuilding America’s infrastructure and fixing the broken international tax code” in the 2015 State of the Union.
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WASHINGTON – Thursday evening the House voted on legislation to fund the government. The measure passed 219-206.
Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) issues the following statement:
“The bill before us isn’t perfect. It is, however, a constructive compromise that is the product of a negotiation with each side at the table, House and Senate, Democrats and Republicans.
WASHINGTON – Wednesday, the Social Innovation Fund at the Corporation for National and Community Service announced the winners of their $12 million grant competition to expand and scale the Pay For Success model. Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) gave the keynote address at the announcement ceremony and participated in a “fireside chat” with Jean Case of the Case Foundation and Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams about the potential of Pay For Success in the United States.
WASHINGTON – Thursday the House passed The Jobs for America Act (H.R.4), legislation that includes multiple bills and is designed to reduce taxes, regulations, and unfunded mandates. The Jobs for America Act also encourages small business growth, research and development, and the hiring of more veterans. The bill reforms the Affordable Care Act to prevent unintended consequences that lead to more workers becoming part-time and forbids state and local governments from taxing internet access.
WASHINGTON – Tuesday, the House Committee on Ways and Means hosted a hearing on Social Impact Bonds, an innovative way of improving government services while reducing costs. Titled, “Social Impact Bonds: Can They Help Government Achieve Better Results for Families in Need” the hearing was held by the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources and featured testimony from experts in the public and private sector. The hearing was chaired by Subcommittee Chairman Dave Reichert (R-WA-8).