Peterson Foundation Statement on House Rules Package and Return to PAYGO

Jan 4, 2019

NEW YORK — Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, commented today on the Rules Package adopted by the House of Representatives for the 116th Congress:

“This new rules package includes important reforms that can help encourage fiscal responsibility. In particular, the reinstatement of a pay-as-you-go rule is a positive step forward because it will help prevent new tax and spending legislation from adding to the debt.

“Ultimately, final policy decisions matter more than the process itself, and elected officials must address the major structural challenges in our budget. In a divided government, our leaders must work together in a bipartisan fashion to build a more stable fiscal foundation that can enable the better economic path that all Americans deserve.”

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