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.


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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