Apr 09, 2018

Freedom Partners Statement: Balanced Budget Amendment Show-Vote Not a Replacement for Fiscal Discipline; Rescission Package a Practical First Step

Post by Freedom Partners

Arlington, VA – Just weeks following the passage of a massive spending increase, recent news reports indicate that the House of Representatives this week will vote on a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. Freedom Partners Executive Vice President Nathan Nascimento issued the following statement:

“In the wake of enacting a budget-busting spending bill, a simple show-vote on a balanced budget amendment is no replacement for fiscal discipline. Congress and the Trump Administration should instead come together on a rescission package to curb the most egregious spending provisions. To do so would represent a real and practical first step to respond to the concerns of the American people regarding out-of-control Washington spending, and would restore some hope for federal policymakers as their work on the 2019 fiscal year begins to take shape.”