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Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today released the following statement following the rushed passage of the U.S. House of Representatives fiscal year 2020 spending bills: “Today, Congress voted on two appropriations bills that, as a practical matter, is the budget for the fiscal year ending in September 2020. A week ago, most felt that a budget deal would not be reached this year and that...

Grothman Says No to $4,500

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Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today released the following statement on the defeated attempt to raise pay for members of Congress. Last week, during discussions on funding levels for FY2020, a group of lawmakers pushed for pay raises for members of Congress. This agreement came amidst comments made by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) about the need to boost members’ $174,0...

Members of Congress Introduce Resolution To Recognize the National Debt as a Threat to National Security

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Today, Congressman Andy Biggs (AZ-05) and Senator David Perdue (R-Georgia), along with Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) introduced resolutions in the House and Senate to recognize America’s national debt as a threat to our national security. Earlier this month, the national debt reached $22 trillion. Congressman Biggs, Senator Perdue, and other cosponsors released the following statements: “We intro...

Grothman Follow Up Statement on Government Funding Bill

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Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today followed up on his previous statement regarding H.J.Res.31, the government funding bill: “Due to the short amount of time we had to read the bill, it would be impossible to know all of the provisions within it. New, bad provisions seem to be uncovered every hour. I can confidently say, knowing what I already do, I cannot, in good conscience, vote for...

Grothman Statement on Government Funding Bill

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Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today released the following statement on H.J.Res.31, the government funding bill: “Due to the short amount of time we had to read the bill, it would be impossible to know all of the provisions within it. New, bad provisions seem to be uncovered every hour. I can confidently say, knowing what I already do, I cannot, in good conscience, vote for such a bill...

Grothman’s Bipartisan Bill Ensures the Government Never Shuts Down Again

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Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) and Congressman David Loebsack (D-IA) have introduced a bipartisan bill to avoid future government shutdowns. If Congress fails to pass an appropriations bill under the End Government Shutdowns Act, an automatic continuing resolution (CR) will be activated that will fund the government at the previous year’s levels, preventing all future shutdowns. Having ...

ICYMI: Democrats’ First Bill Passed Funds Overseas Abortions

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Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) made the below statement about the Democrat-controlled House’s decision to overturn Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance (PLGHA), which in turn would allow U.S. tax dollars to fund abortions in other countries. In 2017, President Trump reinstated a policy to stop all U.S. foreign aid from going to organizations that perform abortions. President Trum...

Grothman Unlocks “Backdoor Spending”

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This week at a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) questioned experts on “backdoor spending”, which is federal agency spending that occurs outside of the federal appropriations process. This means that federal bureaucrats are deciding how tax dollars are being spent with no Congressional oversight. Due to prior Congresses ...

Grothman: House Republicans Should Support Spending Cuts in Budget

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Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today released the following statement about the U.S. Senate’s vote to remove $200 billion in mandatory spending cuts from the budget: "For eight years, Republicans have promised to reign in out-of-control spending and scale back expanding deficits,” said Grothman. “Now that we’re in control, we have the chance to deliver on these promises. Unfortunately, ...

Bloomberg BNA: Failed NLRB Defunding Attempt Could Fuel Changes at Agency (Corrected)

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Bloomberg BNA: Failed NLRB Defunding Attempt Could Fuel Changes at Agency (Corrected) By Tyrone Richardson A failed Republican effort in the House to cut NLRB discretionary spending by nearly half could set the groundwork for future discussions about reeling in the authority of the labor agency. House lawmakers last month rejected an appropriations amendment that would have slashed the National La...

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