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  • Our Debt Demands Action
    Posted in Blog on April 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget/Government Spending

    Mr. John Smith 123 Main Street Anywhere, Ohio 12345 Total due: $60,000 Please make checks payable to the United States Department of Treasury. Imagine opening your mail to find this bill for $60,000 from the federal government. It seems far-fetched, doesn’t it? Actually, that’s about how much each American citizen would currently have to pay in order to eliminate our national debt. If that number isn’t scary enough, think about what the bill will be for our children and grandchildren, the ones w... Read more

  • Wenstrup: Congress Fails to Even Get a Participation Trophy
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget/Government Spending

    Congress fails to earn even a participation trophy, says Congressman Brad Wenstrup, and now he’s threatening to withhold Congressional paychecks until that improves. Looking to end the last minute spending deals caused by a refusal to even vote on appropriation bills, Wenstrup is introducing the Do Your Job Act to return to encourage members to vote on spending bills well before funding runs out. Joined by Jim Bridenstine, RSC Chairman Bill Flores, Jim Jordan, and Thomas Massie, the legislation ... Read more

  • GOP proposes cutting lawmaker pay if fiscal goals aren't met
    Posted in In The News on February 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget/Government Spending

    House Republicans have proposed two new bills aimed at cutting or withholding congressional salaries whenever Congress fails to balance the budget, or fails to pass all 12 federal spending bills on time. The idea of tying member salaries to fiscal outcomes has been tried before, but hasn't gone anywhere. Still, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., has promised to return to member-driven consideration of all 12 bills on time this year, and the two new bills from lawmakers looking to enforce that prom... Read more

  • Wenstrup Acting to Avoid Spending Showdowns in Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget/Government Spending

    Looking to end the recent cycle of government funding cliffs and last minute spending deals, Congressman Brad Wenstrup is working to hold members of Congress accountable for drama created by repeated crises. The Do Your Job Act, introduced by Wenstrup, would withhold pay from members of Congress if they failed to vote on spending bills before the end of the fiscal year on September 30th. Congressmen Jim Bridenstine, RSC Chairman Bill Flores, Jim Jordan, and Thomas Massie have joined Wenstrup in ... Read more

  • GOP lawmaker proposes withholding pay if Congress can't pass spending bills
    Posted in In The News on February 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget/Government Spending

    Rep. Brad Wenstrup has put forward an idea for motivating Congress to finish its appropriations process on time this year. The Ohio Republican introduced legislation on Thursday that would withhold lawmakers’ pay if they don’t vote on all 12 individual spending bills by the Oct. 1 deadline. The proposal, titled the Do Your Job Act, would help Congress avoid turning to another massive catch-all spending package like the omnibus bill lawmakers approved at the end of last year. It's been offered by... Read more

  • Congress passes Obamacare repeal; redirects Planned Parenthood funding
    Posted in In The News on January 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget/Government Spending, Pro-life and family issues – ALIGN

    The U.S. House of Representatives voted to advance legislation to the President’s desk Wednesday evening that repeals Obamacare, a first since the president’s health care bill was signed into law six years ago, according to a news release from Rep. Brad Wenstrup's office. Already passed by the U.S. Senate, the reconciliation bill reduces the deficit by $500 billion by repealing Obamacare, and also redirects taxpayer funds from Planned Parenthood towards Community Health Center Programs which do ... Read more

  • Wenstrup Statement on Vote for Government Funding Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget/Government Spending

    Representative Brad Wenstrup released the following statement on his vote for the federal funding legislation that passed the U.S. House of Representatives today: “The process continues to be broken, and I understand why so many are skeptical of big bills coming out of Congress. Seven years of a White House that shirks basic obligations has left Americans demanding that their government act in accordance with the system set forth by our framers. I voted for this bill because it provides critical... Read more

  • Omnibus to include ACP and D&D funding
    Posted in In The News on December 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget/Government Spending, Jobs/Economy, Defense – ALIGN

    One hundred million dollars has been appropriated for the American Centrifuge Project (ACP) in an Omnibus Budget Bill currently being crafted in Washington D.C., according to Bryan Davis, Scioto County Commissioner. A Continuing Resolution (CR) was passed by federal lawmakers, funding government operations and programs until Dec. 11. Davis said he had a conversation with a representative from Congressman Brad Wenstrup’s office, who informed him of the appropriation. “They are working very, very ... Read more

  • End the Export-Import Bank
    Posted in Blog on October 13, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget/Government Spending, Jobs/Economy

    The Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) is a government agency that provides loans, loan guarantees and export credit insurance to foreign clients of some of America’s largest corporations. These benefits are backed by you, the American taxpayer. At the end of June, the Bank's charter expired, and while it's continuing current obligations, it cannot make any new loans or loan guarantees. Many in Congress want to renew the program, and it looks like the House of Representatives will vote on this in late ... Read more

  • AFP Ohio thanks lawmakers for Export-Import Bank expiration
    Posted in In The News on June 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget/Government Spending, Jobs/Economy

    By Baylor Myers AFP Ohio Deputy State Director COMMENTARY – Today, the crony Export-Import Bank has expired and will no longer be funded. This is a huge victory for taxpayers across the country, but specifically those here in Ohio who made their voices heard against re-authorization of the corporate welfare scheme. For too long, Ohio taxpayers subsidized an institution that has been connected with controversy and fraud. With this expiration, we should all feel relieved that our hard-earned money... Read more