In tough times, Montana families and businesses understand what it is like to live within their means. Washington’s culture of reckless spending and excessive borrowing is leading us down a dangerous path leaving our future generations with mountains of debt. The first bill I introduced as a member of the House and Senate, was the Balanced Budget Accountability Act. It ensures that Congress balances a budget, or members of Congress don’t get paid. It’s that simple: No balanced budget, No paycheck.
The sustainable path to fiscal health won’t happen overnight, Congress needs to balance the budget and reform the tax code so that it's fairer and simpler and promotes economic opportunity.