Power of the Purse = Power to our Priorities

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year, folks: Appropriations Season, when Congress asserts its power of the purse and addresses priorities for funding.

The House Republicans have a 21st Century approach to this process, eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and inefficiencies across the board. We’ve already passed several bills that keep our economy moving and our communities safe.


Now we’re trying to give our troops the funding they need.

…emphasis on trying.

This week the Democrats launched an all-out attack on our defense authorization bill.


The President has already threatened to veto our legislation if it comes to his desk.

Senator Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) went so far as to call the bill a “waste of time.”

Why? Because it doesn’t spend more taxpayer money on inefficient and overbearing agencies like the EPA and IRS.

Hold on…what?!


That’s right. The Democrats are holding funding and pay increases for our troops hostage while they play politics over additional funding for the IRS.

For American families to be safe at home and abroad, we must give our troops the support they need. Our Department of Defense Appropriations bill increases funding for operations and management, procurement, and research development for our military men and women.

House Republicans have done their part — now it’s time for Senate Democrats and President Obama to work with us to protect our country. No need to make this harder than it needs to be.