Neugebauer reacts to $6 trillion budget battle - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Neugebauer reacts to $6 trillion budget battle

Lubbock Congressman Randy Neugebauer has something to say about the ongoing budget battle in Washington D.C.  An impasse between Republicans and Democrats could lead to a partial government shutdown on Friday at midnight.

On Wednesday morning, Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer was quoted by the Associated Press as saying there is a "glimmer of hope" following late-night negotiations between Senate Democrats and House Republicans.

Neugebauer announced on Tuesday that he supports a plan by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan to cut the federal deficit by $6.2 trillion over 10 years.

Neugebauer says, "Americans should be inspired that a serious, thoughtful and even approach to reducing the nation's growing deficit has been presented, and that the economic futures of our children and grandchildren are being addressed."

A government shutdown would close national parks, passport offices and the IRS taxpayer helpline.  However, the military, the FBI and the Coast Guard would stay on the job.

Republicans say they would like to cut more than $60 billion from the next federal budget.  Democrats are record saying they think $33 billion is more reasonable.

The full text of Neugebauer's statement Tuesday evening is copied below.

"Congressman Ryan's proposal to slash federal spending in order to reduce the federal deficit by $6.2 trillion over 10 years is courageous. Americans should be inspired that a serious, thoughtful and even approach to reducing the nation's growing deficit has been presented, and that the economic futures of our children and grandchildren are being addressed. My hope is that instead of political posturing on the part of the Democrats and the Obama Administration – who, by the way, have not offered any deficit reduction proposal – stand up to the task of getting our country's fiscal house in order."

Copyright 2011 KCBD NewsChannel 11. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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