CARTER SUPPORTS BILL TO CUT DEFICIT BY MORE THAN $39 BILLION
December 19, 2005
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman John Carter (TX-31) on Sunday joined colleagues in passing the conference report to the Deficit Reduction Act, which reduces the deficit by more than $39 billion in mandatory spending. This is the first time since 1997 that the House has taken such strong action to restrain federal spending.
"The Republican party has long been the party of responsible fiscal spending. The vote to reduce the federal deficit once again demonstrates our commitment to fiscal discipline and reform," Congressman Carter said. "Passage of the Deficit Reduction Act will reduce wasteful spending and encourage a more efficient government, while continuing to support the needs of Americans."