Spending Cuts and Debt
More on Spending Cuts and Debt
January 3, 2019 Press Release
Saying you will fund the government for a full year – except for the Department of Homeland Security – is like buying a house and removing the front door. Today, every Member of Congress took an oath to protect and defend. Instead, the new House majority decided to pass a bill that sends $54 billion to foreign nations without securing our own.
The Good Accounting Obligation in Government (GAO-IG) Act would stop wasteful spending in federal agencies and bring needed accountability using GAO and IG reports, potentially saving taxpayers at least $87 billion.
December 20, 2018 Press Release
Now, each of the House Democrats who kowtowed, elevating Pelosi to Speaker-assumed will have to tell their constituents why they just voted to shutdown the government and prioritize leaving our borders open to gangs, terrorists, and drug and human traffickers over protecting American families.
The House passes the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act, rescinding nearly $15 billion of unobligated balances from previously appropriated funding.
May 24, 2018 Press Release
The Good Accounting Obligation in Government (GAO-IG) Act would stop wasteful spending in federal agencies and bring needed accountability using GAO and IG reports.
May 9, 2018 Press Release
Rescissions aren’t merely a Republican political maneuver against Democrats. President Clinton used the process 166 times to save more than $3.5 billion. While effective, the most recent package sent by President Trump is especially innocuous, politically speaking, clawing back unneeded, unspent funds, some of which were appropriated as far back as 1993.
April 12, 2018 Press Release
“Part of the reason I ran for Congress was frustration with Washington’s inability to spend within its means and show fiscal leadership. That is why I made a pledge to the people of North Carolina to push for a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution."
“Right now, North Carolina taxpayers are having their hard-earned money wasted by federal bureaucrats who have been told how to improve and become more efficient, but refuse to follow recommendations. That is unacceptable. This bipartisan legislation will make government better, more accountable, and save taxpayer dollars.”
Though there are some positives in the bill, it is not even near in keeping with our promises to the voters who sent us here to lead. 17 hours to read 2,232 pages with a $1.3 trillion price tag is not a path for Republican success in November. Nor for our nation.
March 20, 2018 Press Release
"Washington must be more fiscally responsible. It’s not only about elections, it’s about doing what’s best for the next generation."