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Spending Reduction ACT Actually Increases Spending

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Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Tim Huelskamp, a freshman representing the First District of Kansas, announced his intention to vote against H.R. 6684, the so-called Spending Reduction Act of 2012, after the Congressional Budget Office released its latest score of the legislation.

"Today, the CBO confirmed that this legislation should actually be called the Spending Increase Act of 2013," Congressman Huelskamp said. "The non-partisan CBO score reveals that this bill would increase spending by $45.3 billion in 2013 versus what would happen if the sequester takes place."

"We are staring down their fifth straight year of $1 trillion deficits. Credit rating agencies are serious scrutinizing our spending patterns. And here we are -- debating something called a 'spending reduction bill' that actually increases spending by a $45 billion in 2013. The American people deserve real solutions -- and they demand honest budget talk."

"Republicans ought to be actually cutting spending now -- not increasing it with the promise of reducing it in the future."


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