WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Mike Lee introduced an amendment to the Senate Tuesday that aims to prevent the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 from adding $141 billion to the federal deficit over the next decade.
According to his press release, Lee’s amendment would require Congress to make this bill comply with its normal “Pay As You Go” budget rules.
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Video courtesy of the office of Sen. Mike Lee
“To put it very simply: Paying for this new spending is the right thing to do,” Lee said in a floor speech introducing his amendment. “My amendment would not delay or change anything else in the bill – doctors and seniors won’t notice any difference. It would just require Congress to budget for the costs – just like we promised we would when the Senate passed a budget resolution two weeks ago.”
Submitted by the Offices of Sen. Mike Lee
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