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Ernst: Washington must work together toward responsible, balanced budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) issued a statement following her vote in favor of H.R. 5325:

“Today, Congress finally moved forward on a measure to ensure funding to combat the Zika virus, provide quality care for our veterans, and ensure our troops out on the front lines have the resources they need to protect the nation.

“Since being sent to the Senate however, I have been disappointed in the continued dysfunction in Washington that has prevented Congress from being able to put forth fiscally responsible funding measures. Iowans are frustrated by the political games, and rightfully so. Washington’s business as usual of legislating from one last minute crisis to another has gone on long enough. We must start working together in a bipartisan manner to put forward fiscally responsible and balanced budgets for a safer, more prosperous America. Adding a commonsense Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution would facilitate a significant change in the way Washington does business.”

Senator Ernst is a co-sponsor of a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution, introduced by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT).

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