Spending/Debt

Like most Americans, I am gravely concerned by the federal government’s out-of-control spending and borrowing which is harming our economy today and threatening the future of the American Dream.

President Obama has tried to solve an economic crisis caused by too much spending and borrowing with more spending and borrowing – and the results speak for themselves. Since he took office, the national debt has grown by $5 trillion (three times the rate of the previous Administration), reaching a total of $15 trillion (or $49,000 per person). If current trends continue, the national debt will reach $22 trillion in 10 years. This mountain of debt has weighed down our entire economy, causing uncertainty and high unemployment.

The only way to get our fiscal house in order is to reduce government spending. Washington has a spending problem, not a revenue problem. The Budget Control Act of 2011 caps federal discretionary spending, saving $2.4 trillion in projected government spending over the next decade. But we need to do more. I am a strong champion for a balanced budget amendment, a line-item veto, and a constitutional amendment to limit government spending to 20% of the U.S. economy (it’s about 25% today). These institutional reforms are critical to America’s future.

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May 08, 2018

Trump rescissions package doesn’t impact CHIP services

Dear Friend, Today, President Trump sent Congress what’s known as a…

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April 12, 2018

McMorris Rodgers Statement on the Balanced Budget Amendment

(April 12, 2018) – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers…

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February 09, 2018

In historic week, McMorris Rodgers passes 3 bills, has 2 signed into law

(February 9, 2018) – As she continues to get…

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February 09, 2018

Bipartisan Budget Act: Gleason, THCs and more wins for Eastern Washington

(February 9, 2018) – Eastern Washington…

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January 30, 2018

McMorris Rodgers Reacts to State of the Union Address

(January 30, 2018) – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers…

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January 22, 2018

McMorris Rodgers Statement on Ending the Schumer Shutdown

(January 22, 2018) – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers…

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January 20, 2018

McMorris Rodgers Requests Her Pay Be Withheld During Government Shutdown

(January 20, 2018) – Today, Eastern Washington…

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January 19, 2018

McMorris Rodgers on Schumer Shutdown 

(January 20, 2018) — Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following…

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October 26, 2017

McMorris Rodgers Votes to Unlock More Jobs, Fairer Taxes, and Bigger Paychecks 

(October 26, 2017) – Eastern Washington Congresswoman…