Members of the House of Representatives finally got moving on the President’s agenda this week, passing legislation that slashes $15 billion in unused funds from the federal government’s budget.
Legislators enacted the law by a slim vote of 210-206, with over a dozen Republican lawmakers voting against the resolution.
“The vote is meant to put conservatives at ease about the huge two-year spending deal lawmakers reached this year, which will increase spending by about $300 billion over that period of time,” writes the Washington Examiner.
The White House worked hand-in-hand with GOP Rep. Kevin McCarthy in crafting the legislation, titled “Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act.”
“As members, we are charged with being good stewards of taxpayer money. That is a responsibility we all have. It shouldn’t be a partisan exercise. And historically, it hasn’t been,” said the Congressman. “President Trump’s spending cut request is a straightforward and smart way to trim a bloated federal budget.”
Read the full report at the Washington Examiner.