My view on government spending is simple: we need fiscal responsibility. We saw it for eight years as former President Obama indulged in welfare programs and the expansion of unnecessary bureaucracies, all while starving our military. Government spending should first and foremost keep us safe, provide protections for seniors and veterans, and create the infrastructure necessary for a strong economy. Overall, our spending priorities suffered until recently. We accomplished a lot during the Trump administration, but there’s more work to do.
Specifically, we must make cuts in spending that will reduce the budget deficit and put us on a path to a balanced budget. I’ve supported measures doing just that:
- Voted for “No Budget No Pay,” a bill that would require both chambers pass a budget by date certain or Members do not receive their paychecks. (H.R. 325, Roll Call 30, Jan. 23, 2013)
- Voted for a budget that would balance within 10 years. (S. Con. Res 11, Roll Call 183, April 30, 2015)
- Voted against increasing the debt limit. (S. 540, Roll No. 61, February 11, 2014)
- Voted to require the government to standardize all of its spending data and publish it for the public, making it easier to track waste, fraud, and abuse. (S. 994, Voice Vote, April 28, 2014)