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Rep. Becca Balint Named to the Budget Committee for the 118th Congress

Washington, February 7, 2023 | Sophie Pollock (202 430 1161)
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Rep. Becca Balint Named to the Budget Committee for the 118th Congress 

Washington, D.C –  Representative Becca Balint (VT-AL) has been named to the Budget Committee in addition to her membership on the Committee on Oversight. 

“I'm honored to join the Budget Committee in the 118th Congress. It is critical that the budget addresses our country’s most pressing challenge and reflect the values of American families. We need to use every tool at our disposal to get closer to a more just and equitable economy that works for everyone. As Vermont’s voice on the committee, I’m eager to get to work for my community to fight for urgent investments in healthcare, education, and climate while ensuring that the wealthiest Americans pay their fair share,”  said Rep. Becca Balint.

Rep. Balint’s position on the Budget Committee allows her to remain focused on investing in Vermont priorities like the addressing the global climate crisis and providing accessible healthcare while supporting working families with their everyday costs like childcare and education. 

“I’m excited to welcome 14 of my Democratic colleagues to the House Budget Committee this Congress and I look forward to working with them to lower costs for families, invest in our next generation, and stand up against Republicans’ schemes to cut Social Security and Medicare. House Budget Committee Democrats are committed to supporting policies that will help families and hardworking Americans — not pull the rug out from under them. We’re united behind our shared values and ready to get to work for the American people,” said Ranking Member Brendan Boyle. 


About the Budget Committee: The Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 created the Budget Committee to allow Congress to develop an independent means to analyze the Presidential budget, reconcile it with congressional plans, and develop a fiscal policy of its own.  The House Budget Committee is responsible for drafting Congress's annual budget plan and has jurisdiction over the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the budget process.