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Mitchell Offers Amendments to Restore Fiscal Responsibility

September 14, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representative Mitchell offered three amendments to the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act (H.R. 3354) to rein in excessive federal spending.   The amendments are targeted cuts to administrative and bureaucratic expenses relating to Transportation, Housing and Urban Development; Financial Services; and Labor and Health and Human Services. 

 Upon conclusion of debate, Representative Mitchell released the following statement:

“The fiscal path we are on is not sustainable.  It jeopardizes our future, our children’s future, and our national security.  We must be responsible now, before it is too late.  As my amendments demonstrate, we can make cuts to our government without impacting essential programs.  In fact, the right cuts will grow our economy by stopping over-eager bureaucrats from crafting more job crushing regulations. 

“My amendments are a modest 10% cut to administrative and bureaucratic accounts.  These cuts, when combined with similar measures, would yield taxpayers big savings without cutting projects or essential programs.  Moreover, my amendments focus on agencies that have been problematic in the past, including the rogue IRS with its history of unfairly targeting groups based on their political beliefs, and the Department of Labor, which overstepped its authority in drafting a harmful overtime rule.

“The amendments I proposed were a serious and long overdue effort to combat Washington’s spending problem, and while I am disappointed that they were not adopted, I will continue to fight for fiscal responsibility,” said Representative Mitchell.

Listen to Representative Mitchell’s floor remarks here:

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