Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) is leading by example to cut runaway spending, returning more than $60,000 to the U.S. Treasury from the budget allotted to her office as a Member of Congress. This has been accomplished despite reductions of 5 percent and 7 percent in her Congressional office budget since she began representing the citizens of Missouri's Fourth District.
"I pledged to fight for America's taxpayers by taking steps to lower the national debt," said Hartzler. "I believe we need to look at all aspects of government for ways we can make it more efficient and effective while saving the taxpayers' money. This is an example of the fiscal responsibility that our federal government must exhibit."
"Our wise guardianship of taxpayer dollars has not stopped us from serving the good citizens of the Fourth District," continued Hartzler. "We have been able to reach out to citizens by meeting with them in person at town halls throughout the district, through telephone conference calls in which we proactively call residents to solicit their views, and through direct mailings. We also take pride in the fact we have responded to over 60,000 questions from constituents since January of last year."
"Even with our budget reduced, we have been able to effectively serve the people and save them money," added Hartzler. "We are using Missouri common sense to set an example for Washington."
Vicky Hartzler and her family live on a working farm in Cass County. She serves on the House Agriculture Committee and the House Armed Services Committee.