Childers Works to Reduce Spending, Balance the Budget
Blue Dogs Release Blueprint for Fiscal Reform

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Travis Childers (MS-01), a member of the Blue Dog Budget Task Force, joined fellow members of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition in releasing a comprehensive plan aimed at cutting spending and balancing the budget. The “Blue Dog Blueprint for Fiscal Reform” provides a concrete pathway to reduced deficits and includes a number of proposals that historically have earned bipartisan support.

“On a daily basis, hard-working American families make significant sacrifices in order to make ends meet, and the federal government should act no differently,” said Congressman Childers. “We need to change the way Washington operates. It is time we work together to make the difficult decisions necessary to reduce spending and balance the budget.

“Tomorrow night, the President will announce a proposed freeze for non-defense discretionary spending. This is an important first step in reining in our deficit and ensuring that we don’t pass on to future generations the same fiscal mess that we inherited. I will continue to work with members from both sides of the aisle to restore responsible spending and get our government back on track.”

Budget experts from across the political spectrum agree that Congress must put a plan in place now in order to balance the budget and lay the groundwork for sound fiscal policies in the future. The Blue Dog Blueprint for Fiscal Reform puts forth concrete proposals that can be taken to achieve these goals.