House Budget Committee Republicans to Chairman Yarmuth: Focus on Partisan Impeachment Resulted in Failure to Deliver on Committee Responsibilities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Budget Committee Republicans today sent a letter to Chairman John Yarmuth (D-KY) expressing disappointment with the Democrat majority’s focus on a partisan impeachment process that has resulted in failure to make progress on fiscal issues and other Budget Committee responsibilities.

The Members say in the letter:

“This year has been a tremendous missed opportunity, and it saddens us to see the First Session of the 116th Congress close with no effort to address the dire budget outlook we face. Rather than pursuing zealous partisan investigations and impeachment, House Democrats could have worked to pass a budget resolution, the primary responsibility of this Committee, and advance bipartisan solutions to address our nation’s rising deficits and debt.”

They continued:

“The Democrat agenda that did pass the House made the nation’s fiscal outlook even worse. Since the beginning of the 116th Congress, the House has passed legislation to increase mandatory spending, the primary driver of our current deficits and debt, by a net total of more than $70 billion over ten years.”

Read the full letter here.