Moolenaar Named to Budget Conference Committee

April 15, 2015
Press Release

Representative John Moolenaar (R-Midland) has been named to the House and Senate conference committee on the 2016 federal budget.

“Members of the House and Senate have worked hard to draft a budget that balances within ten years, keeps the promises made to seniors and does not raise taxes on hardworking Americans. I am thankful for the trust placed in me, and I look forward to continuing to work on a fiscally responsible budget that will boost the slowly growing economy, create jobs and raise wages,” Moolenaar said.

“As a member of the House Budget Committee, Congressman Moolenaar played an integral role in the adoption of our balanced budget proposal. I appreciate his willingness to now serve as a member of our conference committee as we work to forge an agreement between the House and Senate on a unified budget. This effort will help pave the way for positive solutions to our nation’s fiscal and economic challenges,” said House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price.

It has been six years since Congress passed a budget resolution to set the guardrails of federal spending. Conference committee members will work to reconcile differences between the House and Senate budgets before sending a single budget to both chambers for approval.