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Carter Votes to Cut Waste, Save $15 Billion

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Washington, June 7, 2018 | comments
Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) voted in support of legislation today based on President Donald J. Trump's spending cut package. The legislation, the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act, cuts $14.835 billion of wasteful, unused federal spending. 

"I have always said that the national debt is the single biggest threat to our national security," said Carter. "To rein in our national debt, we must reduce spending and cut up the credit cards. Eliminating wasteful, unnecessary funding and cutting spending to expired programs should be a no-brainer. I thank President Trump for submitting this spending cuts package to Congress and I am proud to support it today. We must continue down this path of common sense solutions to get our fiscal house in order." 

Using authority under the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974, the President requested approximately $15 billion in rescissions of unused funding. The legislation rescinds funding that is no longer needed for its intended purposes, that has been sitting unused in the federal government, or is designated to expired programs. The rescinded funding is not from the current fiscal year.
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