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Hoosiers,

Bad news: Just a few months ago, career politicians in Congress passed a $1.3 trillion spending bill - more reckless overspending of your hard-earned tax dollars. I voted against this bill as I continue to fight for fiscally sound policy, a lower debt, and the future Hoosiers deserve.

Good news: Tonight, the House took a step in the right direction by passing the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act - a bill that authorizes President Trump to cut federal spending by nearly $15 billion. Learn more:

Background

On May 8, President Trump sent Congress his proposal to cut billions of dollars from outdated and ineffective programs across the federal government. By passing the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act, the House is fulfilling this request and taking a step in the right direction towards less spending and a smaller national debt. 

What programs does this bill cut?

We're cutting funding that is tied up in the congressional spending process, adding to our national debt, despite being unused, unnecessary, and unspent. These cuts include:

  • $4.3 billion from the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program which as over $16 billion in remaining loan authority and has not made a loan since 2011.
  • $133 million from Railroad Unemployment Insurance Extended Benefits - the program expired in 2012 and these funds remain unobligated.
  • $148 million from the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's funds made in 2015 and are no longer needed.
What's next?

While this is a good first step, I will continue the fight to cut spending and ensure that Washington is using your hard-earned tax dollars in a fiscally responsible way that reflects Hoosiers' values. Be sure to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay updated on my efforts.


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