On Monday, the Coalition to Reduce Spending was proud to lead a group of 10 signatories from a diverse set of organizations demanding Congress pursue smart budget reforms and fiscally conservative policies in order to address rising spending and debt. Specifically, we urged members of Congress to support Senator Mike Braun’s “No Budget, No Pay” Act, which would require that Congress pass a budget and appropriations during each fiscal year, or forfeit pay after October 1.
As the letter notes, “The crisis in American fiscal policy is no secret,” with over a generation having passed since Congress has managed its budgets according to its own set rules. The end result — “chaos and mismanagement” — makes meaningful spending cuts and reforms a distant dream.
Congress has increasingly abdicated its constitutional budget authority with, at present, no consequences for the politicians who kick the proverbial can. We are proud to support this commonsense effort to impose some degree of responsibility into a process where it is desperately needed.
Jonathan Bydlak, Coalition to Reduce Spending
Andrew F. Quinlan, President, Center for Freedom and Prosperity
Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks
Tim Chapman, Heritage Action
Dr. Bob McClure, President and CEO, The James Madison Institute
Pete Sepp, National Taxpayers Union
Matt Nye, Republican Liberty Caucus
Jenny Beth Martin, Honorary Chairman, Tea Party Patriots Action
James L. Martin, Founder & Chairman, 60 Plus Association
Saulius “Saul” Anuzis, President, 60 Plus Association
Download the full letter here.