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AFP Issues Statement on House Efforts to Pass a “Minibus”

Jun 7, 2018 by AFP

Arlington, VA – With the House of Representatives taking up a “minibus” spending bill that increases spending $7.8 billion over current levels, Americans for Prosperity Senior Policy Fellow Alison Acosta Winters issued the following statement urging lawmakers to oppose it:

“If Congress was hoping to regain some credibility with Americans on spending, they’re not off to a very good start. This bill shows the same disregard for taxpayers we saw in the omnibus with none of the typical Washington excuses. Taxpayers deserve much better.”

AFP views the FY 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.  Americans are seeing the benefits of tax reform in their paychecks and in their communities, but tax reform should be paired with spending restraint in order for the economy to reach its true potential and improve the lives of all Americans.

BACKGROUND: AFP Launches Major Campaign Against Wasteful Government Spending

The launch of AFP’s “Stop Over Spending” campaign over Memorial Day recess included robust digital, direct-mail, print, and radio advertising in congressional districts across the country. President Trump’s nearly $15 billion rescission plan presents an opportunity for lawmakers to demonstrate fiscal responsibility by supporting this modest attempt to undo some of the overspending damage.

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