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.


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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