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YES” on Sen. Mike Lee’s (R-UT) motion to recommit on the H.R. 2112, the Agriculture, CJS, and Transportation Appropriations Bill.
October 20, 2011
NTU urges all Senators to vote “YES” on Sen. Mike Lee’s (R-UT) motion to recommit on the H.R. 2112, the Agriculture, CJS, and Transportation Appropriations Bill. This motion contains instructions for the Committee on Appropriations to maintain spending at 2011 levels. Based on calculations from Appropriations Committee reports, this could result in savings of roughly $9.3 billion.
H.R. 2112 contains a total of $254 billion in discretionary spending, nearly 4 percent higher than last year’s level. While this year-to-year increase is smaller than in recent appropriations cycles, it is hardly the kind of bold fiscal responsibility that taxpayers seek and our budget outlook demands.
While NTU would like to see even more aggressive action to place the federal government on a clearer path toward balanced budgets, Sen. Lee’s motion to recommit is a positive step that recognizes the need for a more sustainable fiscal direction.
Roll call votes on Sen. Lee’s motion to recommit will be significantly weighted in our annual Rating of Congress and a “YES” vote will be considered the pro-taxpayer position.
If you have any questions, please contact NTU Federal Government Affairs Manager Brandon Greife at (703) 683-5700