AFP: House-Passed Bill Continues Cycle of Reckless Spending 

Sep 26, 2018 by AFP

Arlington, Va. – Americans for Prosperity expressed disappointment after the House joined the Senate in passing another huge spending bill that not only keeps spending at unacceptable levels, but also punts on important spending decisions for various government departments.

Americans for Prosperity Chief Government Affairs Officer Brent Gardner issued this statement:

“It’s deeply disappointing that reckless and irresponsible spending has become one of the consistent rare instances of bipartisan agreement in Washington. Year after year, lawmakers pay lip service to improving this broken process and break this spending addiction, but are unwilling to lead when the time comes. 

“This package unfortunately sets up yet another must-pass spending bill in December. Worse, it will come during a ‘lame duck’ session when many members have either lost elections or retired and are no longer directly accountable to taxpayers who deserve better.

“A misguided compromise that hurts taxpayers and helps politicians just amounts to going twice as fast in the wrong direction.”

AFP is committed to pressing Congress to do better over the long-term through their grassroots effort, Stop Overspending. The group has consistently called on Congress to freeze federal discretionary spending and then begin to fix the underlying overspending problem in all areas of the budget.

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