WASHINGTON, D.C.–More than 11,000 new Mississippi jobs could be created under the budget plan passed overnight by the U.S. Senate, said Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). The plan passed 52-46, and is in opposition to the president’s plan, which Cochran said does not balance the budget without tax increases.
The Senate plan also does not immediately balance the budget, but would do so over time.
“The budget resolution is a fiscally responsible set of priorities for Mississippi and our nation. The Senate Republican budget balances without raising taxes, provides a means to replace Obamacare, and protects our vital national security interests in the face of evolving threats,” said Cochran.