Congressman Matt Salmon

Representing the 5th District of Arizona

SOS

Our nation is drowning in debt, over 18 trillion dollars of it.  But year after year, our nation’s leaders continue to approve wasteful spending without a blink, and continue to spend your tax dollars in the most imprudent ways.

Enough is enough. We must have the courage to start cutting spending somewhere.

Last year, I began a program to identify and cut wasteful spending government-wide, because we know every federal department, office, and agency has wasteful spending within their budgets.  I called this program my “Shrink Our Spending” Initiative and I aimed at finding 1.5 billion dollars in wasteful spending—and it was easy.

This year, I’m doubling the goal of my SOS Initiative and I’ll find 3 billion of your hard-earned tax dollars that the government has decided to fritter away on ineffective, duplicative, or downright wasteful programs.

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More information on these bills will be available below.

SOS Bill Program Cost
1 H.R. 2021 To prohibit the expenditure of Federal funds to Amtrak. $ 1,390,000,000
2 H.R. ____ To prohibit the expenditure of Federal funds to the NLRB. $ 274,224,000
3 H.R. ____ To prohibit the expenditure of Federal funds to the EPA's BEACH Act Grants $ 9,500,000
    Proposed Savings $ 1,673,724,000
May 21, 2015 SOS

Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) announced the third bill in his Shrink our Spending Initiative that will highlight and cut wasteful taxpayer-funded programs. Upon introduction of his latest bill to eliminate federal funding for the EPA’s BEACH Act programs, Salmon released the following statement:

May 15, 2015 SOS

Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) announced his second bill in his newly reintroduced Shrink our Spending Initiative that will highlight and cut wasteful taxpayer-funded programs. Upon introduction of his latest bill to eliminate federal funding for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Salmon released the following statement:

May 1, 2015 SOS

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today announced his first bill in his annual Shrink our Spending initiative, which would end federal subsidies to Amtrak, with the following statement: