Op-Ed in The Hill: President Trump’s historic rescissions package is a welcome step to cut wasteful spending
We must always be careful stewards of the taxpayer’s hard-earned money. That’s why I was proud to sign on as an original co-sponsor of President Trump’s rescissions package which he submitted to Congress last week. As a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, I understand more than most in Congress that President Trump’s proposal rescinding $15 billion -- the largest in history -- is necessary.
While reducing wasteful spending should be something both parties support, Congress will be able to take action on President Trump’s plan with or without Democratic cooperation. Current law allows spending cuts or “rescissions” to be proposed under fast-track procedures in the House and Senate, meaning only 51 votes are needed in the Senate for approval.