Van Hollen Statement on the GOP Fiscal Cliff Proposal

Dec 3, 2012


Washington, DC – Today Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen, Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee, issued the following statement on the House Republican proposal to avert the fiscal cliff:

“While we finally have a proposal on paper from House Republicans, it once again represents a lopsided approach that benefits the wealthiest at the expense of the middle class, seniors, and vital investments in our future. It does not begin to meet the test of balance reflected in bipartisan plans like Simpson-Bowles and Rivlin-Domenici. The clock is ticking, and we are still waiting to see a Republican plan that meets that bipartisan test.”