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.


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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May 11, 2017

Freedom Partners Joins Americans for Prosperity-Led Coalition Of Over 50 Conservative Groups Urging Responsibility In Infrastructure Spending

Arlington, VA – Today, Freedom Partners joined 50 conservative groups led by Americans for Prosperity in the release of a coalition letter encouraging members of Congress to prioritize fiscal responsibility while addressing the…

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Apr 12, 2017

White House Action to Cut Wasteful Spending at Federal Agencies Should be Applauded

  Arlington, VA – After signing an executive order in March to begin holding federal agencies accountable and develop plans to “improve their efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability,” the White House is issuing specific…

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Mar 31, 2017

Freedom Partners Analysis: CBO Confirms U.S. Fiscal Path Unsustainable

Arlington, VA – Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its 2017 Long-Term Budget Outlook which projects federal spending, tax collections, and various economic indicators over the next 30 years. According to…

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Mar 16, 2017

White House Budget Proposal Step in the Right Direction

Arlington, VA — The White House today released its budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018. In it, the administration outlines its plan to rein in an ever-expanding federal bureaucracy, reduce out-of…

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Mar 14, 2017

Freedom Partners Applauds President Trump For Signing New Executive Order Holding Federal Agencies Accountable

Arlington, VA – On Monday, President Trump signed an executive order calling on federal agencies to submit reorganization plans to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) within 180 days outlining how to…

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Mar 03, 2017

The Right Way And Wrong Way To Fix America’s Infrastructure

Arlington, VA – It was announced today that President Trump will convene a meeting of 15 federal agencies in an effort to begin crafting the President’s infrastructure plan. As they develop their…

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Mar 02, 2017

The Right—and Wrong—Way to do Infrastructure

Today, the White House is set to start developing its infrastructure plan. But what’s the best way to fix America’s infrastructure? There are right and wrong ways. Before Washington wastes…

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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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