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Statement Regarding Florida Congressman Vern Buchanan’s Proposed Balanced Budget Amendment

1/10/2011

Contact: Alexis Lambert                                                                                                                                                    (850) 413-2842
 
Statement Regarding Florida Congressman Vern Buchanan’s Proposed Balanced Budget Amendment
 
TALLAHASSEE – Florida CFO Jeff Atwater today released the following statement regarding U.S. Representative Vern Buchanan’s (R-Sarasota) proposed balanced budget amendment:
 
“Just as families across Florida and the nation work to balance their checkbooks each month, the federal government must work to balance the nation’s budget.  The people of Florida spoke clearly and loudly on Election Day when they overwhelmingly, by a 72 percent margin, supported balancing the federal budget without raising taxes.” 
 
“I applaud Representative Buchanan for his efforts to pursue and promote accountability and further transparency in the federal budget process, and support him wholeheartedly.”
 
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Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, a statewide elected official and officer of the Florida Cabinet, oversees the Department of Financial Services.  CFO Atwater’s priorities include fighting financial fraud, abuse and waste in government, reducing government spending and regulatory burdens that chase away capital, and ensuring transparency and accountability in spending.