U.S. Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) today gained significant support for his Motion to Instruct conferees on the FY13 Transportation Reauthorization Bill. His motion, which would limit spending for FY13 to $37.5 billion, is now a key vote recommendation by The Heritage Foundation and FreedomWorks, and is also endorsed by the conservative blog, RedState.
"We must ensure that every dime Congress spends is necessary, and every project the federal government undertakes is affordable," Broun said. "That's why I am glad to see conservative organizations rallying behind my Motion to Instruct.
"We need to finish the projects that we've already started and have funded through our "user pays' system before asking the general fund to cover a wish-list of new projects. We should never give the go-ahead to new spending on the pretense of speculative revenue from projects like offshore leases or the Keystone XL Pipeline. While we need to pave the way for those efforts to lower energy costs, we can't use them as an excuse to start running up the credit card. Once new energy sources are actually generating revenue -- then we can start talking about new projects.
"I urge my colleagues to join me, FreedomWorks, The Heritage Foundation, and RedState in supporting my Motion. We have to ditch the culture of spend now, pay later that dominates Washington."