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. 2384 To prohibit the expenditure of Federal funds to the NLRB. $ 274,224,000
3 H.R. 2556 To prohibit the expenditure of Federal funds to the EPA's BEACH Act Grants $ 9,500,000
4 H.R. 2678 To prohibit the expenditure of Federal funds to the U.N. Population Fund $ 35,000,000
5 H.R. 2765 To prohibit the expenditure of Federal funds on the NSF PoLAR Project $ 5,700,000
6 H.R. 2840 To prohibit the expenditure of Federal funds to the EPA Science and Technology Account $ 734,648,000
    Proposed Savings $ 2,449,072,000
Jun 26, 2015 SOS

Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) announced the Seventh Shrink our Spending Initiative bill focused on highlighting and cutting wasteful, taxpayer-funded programs. Upon introduction of his latest bill to eliminate federal funding for the Rose Rosette Disease Grant, Salmon released the following statement:

Jun 19, 2015 SOS

Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) announced the sixth Shrink our Spending Initiative bill focused on highlighting and cutting wasteful, taxpayer-funded programs. Upon introduction of his latest bill to eliminate federal funding for the EPA’s Science and Technology Fund, Salmon released the following statement:

Jun 12, 2015 SOS

Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) announced the fifth bill in his Shrink our Spending Initiative to highlight and cut wasteful taxpayer-funded programs. Upon introduction of his latest bill to eliminate federal funding for the NSF PoLAR Project, Salmon released the following statement:

Jun 4, 2015 SOS

Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) announced the fourth bill in his Shrink our Spending Initiative to highlight and cut wasteful taxpayer-funded programs. Upon introduction of his latest bill to eliminate federal funding for the United Nations Population Fund, Salmon released the following statement:

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: