ICYMI: McMorris Rodgers talks USA Act, health care, and tax reform on Fox Business

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 27, 2017)–This morning, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) joined Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business to give an update on health care and tax reform. She also discussed her new legislation, the Unauthorized Spending Accountability Act, known as the USA Act, that holds federal spending accountable.

As the Congresswoman told Maria about the USA Act, “Anyone who cares about accountability should care about unauthorized spending.”

In Fiscal Year 2016, Congress appropriated $310.4 billion to 256 programs and activities that are no longer authorized. The Congresswoman’s legislation, which has 27 co-sponsors, aims to hold federal spending accountable by putting all unauthorized government programs on a path to sunset in three years if they’re not reauthorized. Her legislation also helps create stability in our appropriations process.

Learn more about the Congresswoman’s USA Act here.

See the 2016 Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report of unauthorized programs here. 

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