Spending Restraint

In 2011, Republicans and Democrats came together to enact modest spending caps on the one-third of the federal budget that Congress allocates annually.

Unfortunately, politicians have already given in to special interests and abandoned $62 billion of those cuts.

Now, some want to abandon the caps altogether. Allowing that to happen will add hundreds of billions of dollars to our already catastrophic debt.

Instead of going back on its promise, Congress must keep the discretionary spending levels to which they agreed, or they must replace them with real cuts.

If politicians can’t keep their word and maintain federal spending within these modest and bipartisan agreed-to limits, it’s hard to imagine they will address the looming entitlement crisis that threatens growth and opportunity for decades to come.


Dec 13, 2016

In Case You Missed it: Paving the Way to Smarter Infrastructure Spending

This op-ed, written by Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Policy Andy Koenig, was originally published on December 13, 2016, by Forbes. As Congress heads home for a long…

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Dec 09, 2016

Report Reveals Pentagon Wasted Billions

The Washington Post reported on Monday that the Pentagon wasted $125 billion in administrative costs according to a report released in 2015. The report shows the chief causes of waste are a…

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Dec 07, 2016

CR Protects Taxpayers From the Worst Special Interest Threats

Arlington, VA – Congress announced last night the details of a continuing resolution (CR) which would fund the government into next April. This fall, Freedom Partners and its coalition allies helped identify and…

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Nov 15, 2016

Congress Must Say “No” to Lifting the Earmark Ban

Arlington, VA — Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives will reportedly vote tomorrow on whether to change the House rules in order to lift the congressional ban on earmarks, which was…

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Nov 10, 2016

Congress Must Pass a Clean Funding Bill

Congress returns to D.C. next week for the start of the lame-duck session, and the big question is whether outgoing, unaccountable lawmakers will make one last “deal” with Harry Reid…

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Nov 10, 2016

Congress Should Reject Another Lame-Duck Disaster

Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce released the following statement today regarding an upcoming lame-duck session of Congress, whereby unaccountable lawmakers will try to saddle taxpayers with increased spending, corporate…

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Oct 13, 2016

No One’s Talking About the Most Important Issue: America’s National Debt

Andy Koenig, a senior policy advisor at Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, penned a commentary that appeared in Forbes. Read the full article here. As November approaches, there’s plenty of noise…

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Sep 19, 2016

Taxpayers Deserve Better

The now typical end-of-year battle for funding in Washington is in full swing.  With a September 30 deadline, discussions around Capitol Hill seemed to indicate that the Senate would go…

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Sep 15, 2016

Freedom Partners Launches Effort to Bust the Obamacare Bailouts

The group is urging Congress to resist pressure to pour billions more in taxpayer dollars into a pair off bailout programs designed to help mask Obamacare’s fundamental flaws.

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Sep 13, 2016

ICYMI: Congress Must Say No to Lame-Duck Spending

In Case You Missed It: Congress Must Say No To Lame-Duck Spending Andy Koenig | Forbes Who saw this coming? President Obama and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) have already…

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