Congressman Dan Boren today voted in favor of H.R. 3521, the Expedited Legislative Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2011, which passed by a bipartisan vote of 254 to 173. The bill requires Congress and the President to work cooperatively to eliminate spending programs that are duplicative, inefficient and outdated.
"Americans are demanding that we bring the federal budget back under control, and this bill would give Congress and the President the necessary tools to do so," said Boren. "By allowing us to easily review spending bills to remove wasteful components, we will be better able to ensure taxpayer dollars are well spent."
Since 1952, Congress has only passed four appropriations bills on time and has failed to pass its appropriations bills on time for the 15th straight year, while the national debt has topped $15 trillion.