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Granger Floor Remarks on Historic Spending Cuts

June 7, 2018
Press Release

Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives this afternoon in support of H.R. 3, President Trump’s $15 billion rescissions package:

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of H.R. 3, The Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act.  

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.

As a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, I understand more than most that President Trump’s proposal rescinding nearly $15 billion is necessary.

It’s common sense that money sitting in federal coffers and not being spent should be returned to the treasury. 

This bill is a welcome step to cut wasteful spending and restore fiscal sanity to Washington.

Importantly, the rescissions package on the floor today no longer rescinds Ebola funding. Sadly, that horrible virus has recently returned to the Democratic Republic of Congo.   
 
It also no longer rescinds funding for Hurricane Sandy victims.

I hope the Senate will pass this bill as soon as possible so that the president can sign these historic spending cuts into law.

I urge all members to support this common sense proposal.

Thank you and I yield the balance of my time.