Wenstrup: Congress Fails to Even Get a Participation Trophy
Congress fails to earn even a participation trophy, says Congressman Brad Wenstrup, and now he’s threatening to withhold Congressional paychecks until that improves. Look...Read More
GOP proposes cutting lawmaker pay if fiscal goals aren't met
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 1...Read More
Wenstrup Acting to Avoid Spending Showdowns in Congress
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 ...Read More
GOP lawmaker proposes withholding pay if Congress can't pass spending bills
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 T...Read More
Congress passes Obamacare repeal; redirects Planned Parenthood funding
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...Read More
Wenstrup Statement on Vote for Government Funding Legislation
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 pr...Read More
Our National Debt:
As a result of the irresponsible spending and borrowing that occurred under both parties before I came to Congress, America is now facing a debt crisis that threatens our security and prosperity. Our national debt has grown from $10.6 trillion in January 2009 to over $18 trillion today; that equals $52,000 for every man, woman and child. We spent over $220 billion in net interest on our debt in 2012—more than we spent on education and transportation combined.
Continuing to borrow and spend at the expense of our children and grandchildren is not only irresponsible – it’s immoral. We need to make spending cuts and reforms now to ensure a stronger, better America for our generations of tomorrow. That is why one of my first actions as a new member of Congress was to cosponsor a balanced budget amendment, H.J.Res.1.
H.R. 24 - Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2013
H.R. 273 - To eliminate the 2013 statutory pay adjustment for Federal employees.
H.R. 807 - Full Faith and Credit Act
H.R. 828 - Decrease Spending Now Act
H.J.RES. 1 - Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
Legislation I voted for
Republican Study Committee Substitute Amendment - achieves a balanced budget within four years.
Legislation I have voted for and passed the House
H.R. 325 – The No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013
H.R. 273 - To eliminate the 2013 statutory pay adjustment for Federal employees
H.R. 668 - To require that annual budget submissions of the President to Congress provide an estimate of the cost per taxpayer of the deficit, and other purposes.
H.R. 890 - Preserving Work Requirements for Welfare Programs Act
H.Con.Res. 25 - Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2014, which would balance in 10 years
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