This misuse of taxpayer dollars is a dangerous symptom of the reckless spending and lack of accountability the American people have grown tired of. The Unauthorized Spending Accountability (USA) Act – which I first introduced in 2016 – is a long overdue step towards fixing our broken budget process and helping us get back to fiscal responsibility.
What the bill does is simple: It forces Congress to do its job to review, rethink, and possibly eliminate government programs. If a program is not authorized, Congress will reduce its funding over a period of three years. If the program remains unauthorized after three years, it can no longer receive funding.
With our national debt soaring above $32 trillion, this is an idea whose time has come. I’m grateful to my colleagues on the Oversight Committee for helping me advance it today, but our work isn’t done yet. It’s time to get this critical legislation through the House and on to the president’s desk to be signed into law, so be on the lookout for more updates soon!
McMorris Rodgers Introduces Bill Expanding Service Opportunities for Disability Community
Washington, D.C. – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) reintroduced the Hannah Cvancara Service Act (H.R. 7405) to empower individuals with a non-service-connected amputation to serve the United States Armed Forces as medical personnel. This legislation was inspired by Hannah Cvancara, a Spokane resident who suffered a childhood amputation that disqualified her from serving […]
McMorris Rodgers, Cantwell Applaud Approval of Disaster Declaration for Spokane County Following Devastating Wildfires
Washington, D.C. – Today, President Joe Biden declared that a major disaster exists in Spokane County and ordered federal assistance to supplement recovery efforts in the aftermath of the Gray Fire and the Oregon Road Fire in August 2023. After the announcement, Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) and U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) […]
McMorris Rodgers Helps Pass Bipartisan Bill to Block President Biden’s LNG Export Ban, Unleash American Energy
Washington D.C. – Today, Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) helped the House of Representatives pass the Unlocking Our Domestic LNG Potential Act (H.R. 7176) to reverse President Biden’s American liquified natural gas (LNG) export ban. She released the following statement after the vote: “The President’s decision to impose a ban on new permits […]