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AFP Urges ?Big 4? to Address Washington?s Reckless Spending in Budget Talks Today

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AFP Urges ?Big 4? to Address Washington?s Reckless Spending in Budget Talks Today

05.21.19 09:30 AM

ARLINGTON, VA – *With the top four congressional leaders continuing to meet this afternoon to discuss a two-year budget deal,*Americans for Prosperity is urging them to work together to rein in runaway spending with sensible limits that tie discretionary spending growth to a combination of inflation and population increases, and end the broken system of budgeting-by-crisis. In a letter sent to “the Big 4” ahead of Tuesday’s budget talks, the grassroots group expressed concern that lawmakers once again appear ready to bust the spending caps instead of getting the government’s fiscal house in order. Read the full letter here. In the letter, AFP Chief Government Affairs Officer Brent Gardner writes: “We strongly urge you to work together to pursue solutions that curtail runaway spending with sensible limits that allow for reasonable growth in discretionary spending. Instead of smashing through the BCA caps, replace them with a new discretionary spending control that limits spending growth by a combination of inflation and population increase. Getting discretionary spending under control is a necessary first step to giving Americans a more secure future.” … It is also important to end the practice of budget-by-crisis that leads to last-minute, bloated spending bills, none of which […]

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