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.


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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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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