Congressman Steve Stivers (R-Columbus) today voted to pass a resolution to lower the nation's government spending and debt.
"Because of the astronomical spending over the past years, our national debt now stands at around $14 trillion and counting," Stivers said. "My daughter Sarah is over a year old and when she was born, her share of the national debt was $35,000, today it is around $45,000.This is alarming and Congress needs to make the tough decisions on spending so we can provide our children with a better future."
One of Stivers' first votes as a Member of Congress was to reduce spending by cutting Congress' own budget. This week Congress continued efforts to lower spending by passing H. Res. 38.
H. Res. 38 serves as a down payment toward more responsible government by returning funding to 2008 levels before the expensive and unsuccessful taxpayer-funded bailouts and stimulus programs were put into place.
"Across this state and nation families are prioritizing their own budgets and making the tough choices to make ends meet," Stivers said. "It is time for Congress to do the same and stop the out of control federal spending. While we will not turn around the nation's spending problem overnight, this is a step in the right direction."