Washington, DC –  Today, Congressman Tom Rice (R-SC) released the following statement regarding the President’s 2015 budget request he sent Congress today, one month after it was due:

“Too many hardworking families in my district are living paycheck to paycheck,” said Congressman Rice.  “They are forced to find ways save money, not spend money. Why can’t Washington do the same? 

“The President’s budget does not drive down our debt.  In fact, it adds 8.3 trillion to it.  The President’s budget does not cut spending. In fact, it increases it by 63 percent.  Furthermore, the President’s budget never balances—ever.  Friends, this is not a budget.  It is a spending plan that will diminish our country’s competitiveness,” concluded Rice.

Congressman Tom Rice serves on the House Budget Committee and will examine the President’s Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Burwell tomorrow at 2:00 pm.  For more information or to watch the hearing live, please click HERE