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  • Grothman Says No to $4,500
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    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’ $174,000 per year salary. Congressman Grothman was one of 20 lawmakers to cosponsor an amendment to stop t... Read more

  • Members of Congress Introduce Resolution To Recognize the National Debt as a Threat to National Security
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    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 introduced this resolution because the United States is racing towards a fiscal cliff. Congress is taking... Read more

  • Grothman Follow Up Statement on Government Funding Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    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 such a bill. While most public attention will focus on immigration provisions, that is actually a s... Read more

  • Grothman Statement on Government Funding Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    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. While most public attention will focus on immigration provisions, that is actually a small section... Read more

  • Grothman’s Bipartisan Bill Ensures the Government Never Shuts Down Again
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    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 an automatic backup plan will promote a more purposeful budgeting process by instilling stability wi... Read more

  • ICYMI: Democrats’ First Bill Passed Funds Overseas Abortions
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Protecting Life

    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 Trump named it PLGHA, and it is based on a Reagan-era policy called the Mexico City Policy, which was up... Read more

  • Grothman Unlocks “Backdoor Spending”
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    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 ceding power to bureaucrats, “backdoor spending” has increased by 88 percent since 1994. Witnesses i... Read more

  • Grothman: House Republicans Should Support Spending Cuts in Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    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, the Senate budget did not include the $200 billion in mandatory spending cuts that were included in ... Read more

  • Bloomberg BNA: Failed NLRB Defunding Attempt Could Fuel Changes at Agency (Corrected)
    Posted in Articles on October 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    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 Labor Relations Board’s funding to $150 million from the $274 million for fiscal year 2017, which ende... Read more

  • Grothman Votes to Prevent Overreach by EPA, Dept. of Interior
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    (Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today voted in favor of the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017 (H.R. 5538). The bill determines the budgets for the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and related agencies for FY 2017. The proposed budget is a decrease of $64 million from the FY 2016 level and is $1 billion below President Obama’s requested amount. “Far too often, government entities like the D... Read more

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