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Leading By Example: Rep. Barletta Reduces Congress' 2012 Budget


Location: Washington, DC

As the president and Senate Democrats continue to balk at implementing spending cuts and restoring fiscal sanity to Washington, U.S. Representative Lou Barletta, PA-11, voted for a plan that cuts next year's congressional spending by more than 12 percent below President Obama's request.

"I was sent to Washington to get our fiscal house in order, so what better way to do that than by starting with our own spending? In the absence of leadership by either the president or Democrats in the Senate, we in the House are leading by example and cutting our own budget," Rep. Barletta said. "Millions of Americans have to make due with less nowadays because of the president's crippling economic policies and overregulation that's stifling small business. Politicians in Washington can take a lesson and learn to make due with less. I'm proud to have voted to cut our spending in the House by a serious and substantial amount."

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