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Congressman Lloyd Smucker

Representing the 11th District of Pennsylvania

Smucker Supports President Trump’s Rescissions Package

May 10, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-16) today issued the following statement on President Trump’s rescissions package submitted to Congress:

“I am glad President Trump has submitted a rescissions package to Congress. Rescinding unused federal funds is a commonsense and reasonable way to rein in Washington’s out-of-control spending habit – but hopefully this just a down payment on our broader commitment to reduce spending. Congress should use all resources at our disposal to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars. I look forward to working with my colleagues on the House Budget Committee to develop a budget resolution that shows the same commitment to fiscal sanity.”

Background

This is the largest rescissions package since 1974, when the Executive Branch was given the authority to submit rescissions to Congress. It rescinds more than $15 billion in previously appropriated funding.

From the Washington Examiner:

“The White House’s proposal to cut $7 billion from the Children’s Health Insurance Program wouldn’t reduce the number of kids with insurance, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.”

“The $7 billion in cuts is part of a larger package of $15 billion in spending cuts the White House sent to Congress Tuesday. The package would cut $5.1 billion from leftover funding that wasn’t used under CHIP, which provides grants to states to provide insurance for low-income children. It also would cut $1.9 billion in emergency funding for the program.”

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