Spending Cuts and Debt
The hardworking families of mid and northern Michigan understand how to balance their checkbook, and the federal government needs to do the same.
Plain and simple, our obligations are growing faster than our ability to pay them. Our $18 trillion national debt burden is unsustainable. The federal government’s spending has eroded economic confidence and caused uncertainty for job creators. We must find a way to get our spending under control.
As a member of the House Committee on the Budget, I will fight to control spending, remove waste and eliminate the federal deficit.
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Today, Congressman John Moolenaar (R-Midland) was named to the House Appropriations Committee.
He is the first member from Michigan to be a member of the committee since 2011 and the first Michigan Republican to serve on the committee since 2009.
The Appropriations Committee and its twelve subcommittees are responsible for writing the twelve funding bills that formally set the spending levels for every department, agency and program in the federal budget.