Rogers Introduces Bill to Curb Federal Spending
Feb 11, 2011 -
Today U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05), Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, introduced a Continuing Resolution (H.R. 1) to fund the federal government for the last seven months of the fiscal year while cutting spending by over $100 billion from the President’s fiscal year 2011 request. This CR legislation represents the largest single discretionary spending reduction in the history of Congress.
Chairman Hal Rogers gave the following statement:
“America has reached a fiscal crisis. We are now borrowing 40 cents for every dollar we spend. We have no choice but to rein in out of control spending, and get our nation’s fiscal house in order.
“This legislation includes the largest reduction in discretionary spending in the history of our nation – over five times larger than any other discretionary cut package ever considered by the House. It cuts over $100 billion compared to the President’s request, while providing common sense exceptions for our troops and veterans.
“These were hard decisions, and I know many people will not be happy with everything we’ve proposed in this package. That’s understandable and not unexpected; this is meant to be a shared sacrifice among all Americans. Our sacrifices will not be small, and they will not be without pain. But our reward will be a nation that can survive and prosper. We all must be a part of the solution that will ensure a better life for our children and grandchildren.”
Rogers has served Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District since 1981. With a focus on economic development, job creation, fighting illegal drugs and preserving Appalachia’s natural treasures, he has a reputation for listening to his constituents and fighting for the region he represents. For more information visit www.halrogers.house.gov.