Spending Cuts and Debt
With a national debt over $16 trillion and counting, we have an obligation to reduce spending habits and put our nation back on track to fiscal health. I remain firmly committed to this goal.
We have seen the results of near-bankruptcy in countries like Greece and cannot afford to continue down this path. I plan to work with my colleagues in the United States House of Representatives to reduce our deficit while simultaneously making government more efficient, effective, and responsive to the American people. Fiscal responsibility will also spur economic growth, put Americans back to work, and reduce the burden of debt on future generations.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Kevin Cramer made the following comments after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H. Con. Res. 27 the 2016 Budget Resolution.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation cosponsored by Congressman Kevin Cramer to reform the federal regulatory process. The Regulatory Accountability Act would improve the quality of new regulations at the federal level by requiring federal agencies to choose lowest-cost rulemaking alternatives, and increasing transparency.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer voted with a bipartisan majority in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass an omnibus spending bill to keep the government running through September 30, 2015. The bill funds 11 of the 12 annual Appropriations bills through September 30. The 12th Appropriations bill, funding the Department of Homeland Security, is given a temporary extension through February 27, 2015 to give the new Congress leverage to influence immigration policy.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution to keep the government funded through December 11, 2014. An amendment to the resolution, passed on a separate vote, would grant President Obama the authority he requested to train and arm properly vetted Syrians to combat ISIS, so long as certain accountability measures are followed. Congressman Kevin Cramer voted for both the continuing resolution, and the amendment - which he said includes much greater accountability and transparency than the President requested.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer issued a statement after the House of Representatives voted on the Ryan budget.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the House of Representatives passed legislation to eliminate the automatic inflation of federal spending applied to the discretionary budget baseline amount. Congressman Kevin Cramer voted in favor of the Baseline Reform Act, and said the legislation promotes greater transparency in government spending.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to raise the U.S. debt ceiling:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer voted with a bipartisan majority of 359 to 67 in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the omnibus spending bill for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill sets total discretionary spending at $21 billion below the Fiscal Year 2013 level, marking the first time spending has been cut four years in a row since the Korean War.
WASHINGTON – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer, a member of the United Solutions Caucus, issued the following statement jointly with Republican and Democrat caucus members:
“We the undersigned, as Members of the bipartisan United Solutions Caucus, endorse the plan announced today by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and urge it come to the House Floor expeditiously.
Washington, D.C. – This evening Congressman Kevin Cramer released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed compromise legislation which ends the partial federal government shutdown and suspends the debt limit while requiring future budget negotiations: