As this recent U.S. News & World Report article points out, lots of elected representatives are talking about cutting Washington spending in an election year. However, when it comes time to actually make the cuts, it seems we don't have the votes. We must reduce the size of our federal government if we are to create jobs and grow our economy. These are national imperatives.
A recent National Taxpayers Union report examined all the bills co-sponsored by Members of Congress to determine who is really focused on cutting spending. The summary: your Congress is more willing to reduce the burden on taxpayers than it was 2 years ago but still has a long way to go.
I'm proud to say that the bills I have co-sponsored would save taxpayers nearly $400 billion this year alone, ranking me as the sixth best champion of savings in the House of Representatives.
National Taxpayers Union Bill Tally Rankings & Info:
Read my bill tally savings of almost $400 billion!
Read the highlights of the NTU report.
Read the full NTU report.
I am on a mission to cut government spending wherever and whenever possible. I've personally led the charge toward eliminating all energy subsidies from our tax code while turning that savings toward lowering the corporate tax rate with the Energy Freedom & Economic Prosperity Act (HR 3308). I have also introduced another bill (H.R. 3090) to eliminate an entire federal agency, wrongly named the Economic Development Administration. Recently, the U.S. News & World Report published an article discussing the merits of these efforts. What's disappointing is that too many in Congress who repeatedly call for fiscal responsibility continue to vote against measures like mine.
We still have work to do. Getting the private sector back to work requires a smaller, more humble federal government that does not spend a trillion dollars every year we do not have. I need your help to rein in spending and reduce our outsized federal government. It's important that I continue to hear your thoughts and concerns on this important issue and many others. Please don't hesitate to contact the Fourth Congressional District offices at any time to share your views!
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