In 2006, Democrats promised a new direction for the country. We pledged that we would work together to restore our economic health, reclaim our leadership position in the world, advance our national security, and invest in our future. We committed to restoring fiscal responsibility and instituting tough pay-as-you-go rules.

Our budget puts us on a glide path to balance, with balanced priorities for the American people. Our budget balances in 2012 and still makes room for the good programs Americans depend on, like childrens health care, education, and veterans health care.

Our resolution shows that we can budget; and if you can budget, you can govern. Democrats have crafted a balanced budget with balanced priorities.