Spending Cuts and Debt

a dollar bill with a band aid on itGovernment spending is out of control and our country is literally mortgaging our children’s future. In recent years, Congress has tried to spend and borrow our way to prosperity, creating massive deficits and leaving our country in trillions of dollars of debt. Our government needs to cut up the credit cards, balance the budget, and reduce the deficit.

I have fought for spending cuts and common sense solutions to rein in our out-of-control debt since being elected to the House of Representatives. Previous Congresses and Administrations have used deficit spending to drive our national debt to over $21 trillion. This is a burden our children and grandchildren will have to bear.

I firmly believe that the federal government should have to live within its means like families and businesses do every day. That is why I have cosponsored numerous Constitutional Amendments to mandate a balanced budget, and have voted hundreds of times to cut wasteful spending.

I have been dissatisfied with the level of spending cuts offered thus far in Congress, and believe that short-term resolutions will not help us rein in federal spending. I have opposed leadership on multiple spending bills during my tenure in Congress, because I believe they did not go far enough to end our country’s spending problem. I have also cosponsored legislation in previous years to reduce our spending by one percent annually, and as we continue to move forward in the 115th Congress, I will not stop in my efforts to fight for fiscal sanity.

Our nation has a spending problem, not a revenue problem. As conservatives, it is our duty to successfully and responsibly sustain our current society, while simultaneously setting our future generations up for prosperity. We are absolutely failing and it is past time for Congress to get serious about our nation’s spending addiction.

 

For more information concerning my work and views on the issues of Spending Cuts and Debt, please contact my Washington, DC office.

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More on Spending Cuts and Debt

March 17, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) issued the following statement after the House Rules Committee rejected his amendment to H.R. 1868 that would remove $494 billion in funding from the recently passed Pelosi Payoff Plan, also called the “American Rescue Plan Act:”  

May 6, 2020 In The News
May 4, 2020 Press Release
Laurens, S.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) introduced the Working Under Humanity’s Actual Needs (WUHAN) Rescissions Act to eliminate over $27 billion in spending included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act unrelated to COVID-19.
March 14, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) released the following statement on the second Coronavirus Response Package considered in the House of Representatives:

December 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) released the following statement after voting no on two reckless spending bills in the House of Representatives:

“The $1.4 trillion, 2,300-page spending bills were released last night, not even 24 hours before the final vote in the House. The spending bills continue us on a dangerous fiscal trajectory, placing more insurmountable debt on our children and grandchildren. This is no way to govern or legislate, and I strongly voted no.

July 25, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) released the following statement after the passage of a reckless budget deal in the House of Representatives:
July 17, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) has been recognized as a 2017 FreedomFighter by the reputable conservative organization FreedomWorks:
February 9, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) released the following statement regarding his no vote on the short-term spending package: