The table below shows the latest BillTally findings on the New Hampshire delegation from National Taxpayers Union Foundation’s analysis of the 112th Congress. The report provides a comprehensive overview of the net cost of all of the spending and savings bills sponsored or cosponsored by each Member of Congress. We cross-index our database of cost estimates with each bill supported by each Member to calculate their net spending agenda (excluding overlapping/duplicate measures).
Net Cost of Legislation Sponsored and Cosponsored by New Hampshire’s
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|Note: The links in the names will open a detailed report of that Member’s sponsored bills that had cost estimates.|
Among the states and territories, New Hampshire’s House delegation proposed, on net, to cut federal spending by an average of $192 billion. That was higher than all but 3 other House delegations in the country. Focusing exclusively on Republican delegations in the House, New Hampshire’s two Representatives proposed the 13th largest budget-reducing agendas. Both of New Hampshire’s House Representatives were “net cutters,” meaning that the legislation they sponsored would, on net, decrease federal spending if passed.
Congressman Frank Guinta’s net budget-cutting agenda of nearly $353 billion ranked as the 23rd highest out of all U.S. Representatives, and the 35th highest out of the entire 112th Congress.
New Hampshire’s Senate contingency proposed a net average cut agenda of just less than $98 billion, almost exactly matching the Senate-wide average. Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s $31 billion in proposed spending increases was less than the $39 billion agenda supported by the average Senate Democrat. Her Republican colleague, Senator Kelly Ayotte, proposed just over $226 billion in budget cuts, which was less than the average Senate Republican agenda of $273 billion in cuts.
The full report contains lots of other data points, including the cost of all bills introduced in each Chamber and a look at fiscally-related member caucuses such as the Tea Party Caucus.
- Report: http://www.ntu.org/foundation/billtally-report-112-3.html (or pdf)
- Press Release: http://www.ntu.org/foundation/52813_112th-congress-billtally-spending-report.html
- Searchable Database of Members’ Legislation: http://www.ntu.org/on-capitol-hill/billtally/