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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, issued the following statement after President Biden submitted his proposed FY2022 budget to Congress.

“President Biden’s budget is a recipe for mounting debt and crippling deficits. This bloated $6 trillion proposal would take our nation to its highest levels of spending and debt since we fought World War II.

“We should be focused on helping the economy recover from the pandemic. The president’s runaway spending is mortgaging our children’s future instead.

“Families in Wyoming live by a budget every day. Our state balances its budget every year. There’s no reason Washington can’t do the same.

“The policies the president is pushing will hurt America. Tax hikes and attacking American energy production will kill jobs in Wyoming and the West. The failure to adequately fund our armed forces leaves our country vulnerable to China and Russia.

“Governing responsibly begins with budgeting responsibly. The White House should go back to the drawing board and work with Republicans on a budget that will create jobs and grow our economy.”