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Issue Position: Budget and Spending

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Like so many Americans Congressman Leonard Lance believes the most important issue confronting the Nation is the state of the American economy and massive federal deficits and the overall federal debt.

Leonard Lance voted for the Ryan Budget that lowered spending, reformed entitlements, reduced our deficits and debt and put the Nation on a glide path toward a balanced budget. Leonard said the Ryan Budget was, "serious and honest approach to bringing fiscal sanity back to our Nation."

Leonard Lance also voted in favor of the "Cut, Cap and Balance" legislation that included substantial spending cuts, statutory spending caps and a constitutional amendment that would require the federal government to balance its books each year.

Leonard Lance voted in favor of a balanced budget amendment and am a proud sponsor of a constitutional amendment to limit federal spending -- a proposal that mirrors the New Jersey's Lance Amendment prohibiting further state borrowing without voter approval. 
 


In Congress Leonard Lance has fought against wasteful government spending, opposing the $1 trillion stimulus, the 9,000-earmark omnibus spending bill and President Obama's $3.6 trillion budget.

And he was one of the first Republicans to reject earmarks for 2010 and authored legislation to repeal the wasteful ethanol subsidy.


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