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Taxpayers deserve accountability


You have heard the saying, “a penny saved is a penny earned.” It is certainly true, and all the more so when the sum is $15 billion.

On June 7, the House or Representatives approved, and I supported, passage of H.R. 3, the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act. H.R. 3 “rescinded” $15 billion in federal spending that is no longer needed for its intended purposes, or that has been sitting unused within agencies for years.

The legislation also rescinds funding that agencies cannot spend, or have no plans to spend, to return it to the Federal Treasury.

While $15 bill...

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