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.


Oct 17, 2018

Freedom Partners Lauds Trump Spending Cut Challenge, Urges More

Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners today commended President Trump’s request that his administration’s cabinet members  cut their respective department budgets by 5% next year. The group urged the president and Congress…

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Jun 08, 2018

Freedom Partners Applauds House Vote Advancing Rescission Package

Arlington, VA – The U.S. House of Representatives voted last night to pass the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act (H.R. 3), a bill sponsored by House Majority Leader…

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Jun 05, 2018

When it comes to spending, both parties have lost their way

A recent article from the Washington Post (Democrats, emboldened by GOP cuts and policies, back bigger government, 5/27/18) encapsulates an important problem: lawmakers in both political parties have completely lost…

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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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May 25, 2018

Save Our Spending… Before It’s Too Late

America reached an unfortunate milestone recently. After the passage of the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill this past March, Washington’s total annual spending rose above $4 trillion for the first…

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May 08, 2018

Recommendations for ‘Rescission’ Budget Savings

This morning, the Trump administration announced its proposal for spending cuts through a rescission package which, according to The Wall Street Journal, will include $15 billion with a focus on “money that…

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Apr 10, 2018

Washington’s Reckless Spending Cause of Growing Deficits, Not Tax Relief

Arlington, VA – Issuing a report on its outlook on the U.S. economy, the Congressional Budget Office yesterday indicated that the federal budget deficit would total $804 billion this year and surpass…

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Mar 22, 2018

Freedom Partners & AFP: 2018 Omnibus Perpetuates Reckless Washington Spending, Fails to Protect Future Generations from Crushing Debt

Arlington, VA — Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce and Americans for Prosperity today announced their opposition to the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, “must-pass” spending legislation agreed to by congressional leaders to…

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Jan 10, 2018

Congressional Earmark Return Would Undermine Efforts to Unrig Broken System

Arlington, VA — Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce today joined a coalition of organizations urging lawmakers to reject any renewed consideration for reinstating the earmark process currently banned by Congress. “We, as the…

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Oct 02, 2017

Correcting the Record: The Truth About Tax Reform & Debt

Leaders in Congress and the Administration recently released more details of their framework for tax reform that will help unrig the economy and make America competitive again for jobs and investment. While…

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