FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 12, 2017
Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) announced he will oppose an end-of-the-year Continuing Resolution (CR) that continues recklessly spending the American people’s money.
“I cannot in good conscience vote to add more to the already massive $20 trillion debt,” said Dr. Paul. “I promised Kentucky to vote against reckless, deficit spending, and I will do just that. Tax cuts — people keeping more of their money — are never the problem. The problem is spending. We should obey our rules, stop the deficit spending, and shrink government.”
You can watch Dr. Paul announce his opposition to the CR HERE.
Dr. Paul’s stand for common-sense budgeting regarding the end-of-the-year CR is the latest in a series of efforts this year to stop Washington’s runaway spending, including working to offset emergency funds by reducing waste in existing programs and forcing the Senate to vote on a budget that would balance by 2024.
In March, Dr. Paul, as chairman of the Federal Spending Oversight Subcommittee for the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee (HSGAC), held a hearing entitled, “The Effect of Borrowing on Federal Spending,” which included testimony from former Comptroller General of the United States David Walker.
In September, Dr. Paul’s subcommittee held a hearing on end-of-the-year spending binges in federal agencies, and he introduced legislation to pay bonuses to federal employees that identify unneeded or surplus funds, a bill that would also ensure that 90% of the savings are automatically directed toward deficit reduction.