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Indianapolis, Ind. – Americans for Prosperity-Indiana (AFP-IN) today applauded Congress for voting in support of President Trump’s rescission package, the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act (H.R. 3), that cancels $15 billion in unspent funds from previous years. AFP-IN had urged Indiana’s congressional delegation to support the rescission package as part of the grassroots group’s “Stop Over Spending” campaign.
AFP issued a key vote alert in favor of the rescission package.
Reps. Jim Banks, Todd Rokita, Susan Brooks, Luke Messer, Larry Bucshon, and Trey Hollingsworth voted for the package.
“Congress’ approval of Trump’s spending cuts is proof they’re capable of reining in spending when the people call for it,” said AFP-IN State Director Justin Stevens. “We thank those in the Hoosier delegation who voted for these modest cuts and hope it is a sign of more aggressive spending reforms in the coming weeks and months.”
AFP recently launched its “Stop Over Spending” campaign to call attention to the dramatic over spending that takes place in Washington.
The “Stop Over Spending” campaign includes robust digital, direct-mail, print, and radio advertising in congressional districts across the country to thank or hold accountable members based on their vote on the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending package for fiscal year 2018. That omnibus pushed total federal spending over $4 trillion, or $33,000 per household.
AFP-IN called out Representative Pete Visclosky for his vote on the omnibus and urged him to support immediate measures to help restore taxpayer trust in Congress by focusing on cutting wasteful spending. Of Indiana’s entire federal congressional delegation, only Reps. Todd Rokita and Trey Hollingsworth stood by taxpayers and voted against the wasteful spending omnibus package.
While tax reform continues to benefit American workers and the overall economy, unchecked spending threatens to undermine that progress and drag the economy down.
Fiscal year 2019 spending legislation, which is currently being written, will be the last chance for members of Congress to prove before the midterm elections that they can be trusted stewards of taxpayer dollars. AFP views the fall 2019 spending debate as a critical test for lawmakers and will be engaging grassroots activists throughout the summer to hold both parties accountable for reckless spending and stress the importance of getting spending under control.
For further information or an interview, reach Lorenz Isidro at LIsidro@afphq.org or (703) 887-7724.