Congressman Randy Neugebauer Discusses Continuing Budget Talks And New Pro Life Bill [AUDIO]
On Monday's edition of Lubbock's First News, Congressman Randy Neugebauer talked with Tom Collins and Laura Mac about the latest going on in Washington.
Budget talks continue to be a hot topic on the hill this week. Last week, President Barack Obama met with the House Republicans to discuss the budget, but Neugebauer said he was troubled when Obama said that the massive deficit was not a big deal.
"I think one of the telling things about that discussion was one of the questions that we asked the President: "We may disagree on how we get there, but Mr. President, don't you think we owe the American people at least a balanced budget by 10 years?" And i was surprised at his answer. He said the deficit is really not a problem. And I just felt like that was very telling of, i think, the way this administration thinks about spending and borrowing. This deficit just doesn't bother them."
The President has yet to submit his version of the budget, but the Senate is finally coming forward with their version of the budget for the first time in five years. The House version of the budget will be voted on this week, and can be viewed online at budget.house.gov.
Neugebauer is also working on a new bill, called the "Pro Life Act." Neugebauer explained that recently, many cities and school districts have started moving their health care clinics into schools. And there are concerns that some of these clinics are being outsourced to organizations such as Planned Parenthood, which provides abortion services. If Neugebauer's bill passes, these clinics would have to certify that they are not performing or advocating abortion in order to continue to receive funding.
You can listen to Congressman Randy Neugebauer Mondays at 7:35 during Lubbock's First News on NewsTalk 790 KFYO.