H Con Res 71 Conservative Budget Proposal (Roll Call 555)
The Congressman Tom McClintock (R-CA, 98.7% ACU LIFE) amendment to the Budget Bill for Fiscal Year 2018 implements the House Republican Study Committee budget proposal, also known as the conservative budget. Among other provisions, the proposal balances the budget in five years, caps discretionary spending, reforms entitlements, including combining Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) into a single block grant, reforms Medicare to keep it solvent and helps preserve Social Security by increasing the retirement age beginning in 2022. ACU supports these proposals that tackle our long-term debt and bankrupt entitlement programs others have refused to deal with and supported this amendment. The House defeated the amendment on October 5, 2017 by a vote of 139-281.