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Congress must take action to reduce spending because our nation’s debt is putting the United States' economic future at risk. It is costing jobs and burdening future generations with higher taxes.

The Natural Resources Committee will set priorities and consider whether new spending on a program is so vital that we should further indebt ourselves and our children to China and other foreign countries.

Republicans have an overall plan to cut spending to 2008 levels - before the bailouts, takeovers and stimulus spending. The Natural Resources Committee will take a hard look at all the agencies and programs under our jurisdiction and identify ways to reduce spending and cap future spending.

Get the Facts:

  • It is predicted that 2011 will be the third straight year of $1 trillion deficits and the national debt is currently over $13 trillion.
  • According to the Congressional Budget Office and the Census Bureau, each American’s share of the government’s public debt burden is projected to increase by $250,560 over the next 40 years.
  • The Department of the Interior was allotted $3.2 billion in stimulus funds, but has paid out just a little over half of that amount. The Natural Resources Committee will continue to seek answers on how this money is being spent and exactly how many jobs have been created.

Committee Recommendations:

Click here to read the Committee's final recommendations to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, which was charged with finding at least $1.5 trillion in federal savings over the next 10 years.

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