Budget Process

The national debt is one of the greatest threats to Americans’ well-being.

The $18 trillion federal debt drains the economy in the form of higher taxes and interest rates, creates uncertainty for businesses, crowds out private investment and threatens to increase inflation, a hidden tax on families.

One of the reasons it has been so easy to keep adding to the debt is because Congress budgets with rules that are rigged to support increased spending. For instance, Congress assumes that spending will go up every year, so if funding for a program remains the same, politicians call it a “cut.” It also spends and borrows hundreds of billions of dollars every year without even passing a budget.

Congress needs to pass budget rules that prevent this from happening. At the very least, it’s time for Congress to stop assuming that spending will increase every year.

Washington has to start using real accounting rules and require the House and Senate to introduce balanced budget plans.


May 25, 2018

Freedom Partners and Americans for Prosperity Support Congressional Effort to Cut Federal Spending

Arlington, VA – Yesterday, Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Joni Ernst (R-IA), David Perdue (R-GA), John Kennedy (R-LA), Rand Paul (R-KY…

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Apr 09, 2018

Freedom Partners Statement: Balanced Budget Amendment Show-Vote Not a Replacement for Fiscal Discipline; Rescission Package a Practical First Step

Arlington, VA – Just weeks following the passage of a massive spending increase, recent news reports indicate that the House of Representatives this week will vote on a balanced budget amendment to the…

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Oct 05, 2017

House Clears the Way for Historic Tax Reform

Arlington, VA – The House of Representatives today took a major step forward towards tax reform by passing a budget resolution for Fiscal Year 2018. Importantly, the move sets instructions for Congress to…

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May 24, 2017

Freedom Partners Statement On White House Full FY18 Budget Proposal

Arlington, VA — The White House released its full budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018. Freedom Partners Vice President of Policy Nathan Nascimento issued the following statement: “This budget represents an important step…

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