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Rounds, Colleagues Urge Senate to Pass the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) today joined Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.), John Kennedy (R-La.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) in a press conference to urge their Senate colleagues to pass President Trump’s rescissions package, which seeks to cut approximately $15 billion in unused, unspent funds, or funds that cannot be used for the original purpose Congress intended.

“While this legislation won’t fix our entire spending problem or dig us out of our $21 trillion debt, it does send a strong message that we are serious about getting our fiscal house in order and eliminating unnecessary spending by the federal government,” said Rounds. “Ultimately, our entire budget process needs to be reformed to truly get a handle on our budget crisis, but cutting $15 billion in unspent, unneeded spending is a commonsense step toward increasing our accountability to American taxpayers. I urge my colleagues to support this rescissions package, which has already passed the House and is supported by the president.”