Flores, House Budget Committee Unveil "Path to Prosperity"

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District 17 Representative Bill Flores was part of a contingent of congressmen who have revealed their proposal to bring the nation's economic woes under control.

Flores joined Brazos Valley This Morning from Washington Wednesday for his monthly visit.

Tuesday, the House Budget Committee detailed its Path to Prosperity plan, which Flores called "the single biggest change in the federal blueprint that's ever been done in the history of this country."

Click here for more on the plan's unveiling Tuesday

Flores says the proposal would cut $6.2 trillion in spending over the next decade, and trillions more down the line.

"It also restores the financial viability of Medicare," Flores said. "It restores Medicaid's financial viability for the long term, and it really rolls back discretionary spending to levels that are around 2006 levels, and then freezes them for five years."

Wednesday, Flores will spend his day in a budget mark-up session that could last some 14 hours, he says. Flores also addressed Democrats calls that the shrinkage of government under Republican plans is too much, and whether he believes the government will shut down. He also talked about his alma mater, Texas A&M, winning the women's basketball championship.

To see the complete interview from BVTM, click on the video with this story.

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