U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil, R-Wis., 1st District, delivered a one-minute House floor speech on Capitol Hill in Washingotn, D.C., Monday night on the need for a budget resolution.
The full text of his speech is below:
Where is the proposed budget plan?
We just voted to approve the use of the Capitol grounds for a soap box derby, but we can’t vote on the budget.
Article I of the Constitution gives Congress the primary responsibility of creating spending priorities for the nation.
The president submitted a budget four weeks ago.
Rather than fulfilling this obligation to govern, House leadership is asleep at the wheel.
It’s irresponsible to not allow a vote on a budget resolution.
We are more than 22 trillion dollars in debt.
We cannot continue this broken process.
The American people deserve to see the Speaker’s spending priorities and know where taxpayer dollars are going to be spent.
Madam Speaker, show me your budget.
Let’s vote on a budget.
Let’s get to work.