Joint Statement from Chairman Enzi and Ranking Member Womack Opposing H.R. 2440

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) and House Budget Committee Ranking Member Steve Womack (R-AR) issued the following statement today expressing opposition to H.R. 2440, the Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF):

“The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019, which increased spending caps for fiscal years 2020 and 2021, was enacted less than three months ago.  Instead of prioritizing additional funding for harbor maintenance activities under this agreement, H.R. 2440 would further increase spending by as much as $10 billion in the next two years. This approach is irresponsible and would not provide a lasting solution.  With annual deficits in excess of $1 trillion for the foreseeable future, Congress should be focused on reducing the deficit rather than increasing it.”


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