The White House
April 03, 2009
Statement By The President On Senate Passage Of FY10 Budget
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 3, 2009
STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT ON SENATE PASSAGE OF FY10 BUDGET
Tonight, the Senate has joined the House of Representatives in taking an important step toward rebuilding our struggling economy. This budget resolution embraces our most fundamental priorities: an energy plan that will end our dependence on foreign oil and spur a new clean energy economy; an education system that will ensure our children will be able to compete in the economy of the 21st century; and health care reform that finally confronts the back-breaking costs plaguing families, businesses and government alike. And by making hard choices and challenging the old ways of doing business, we will cut in half the budget deficit we inherited within four years. With this vote comes an obligation to pursue our efforts to go through the budget line-by-line, searching for additional savings. Like the families we serve, we must cut the things we don't need to invest in those we do.