The final vote on the “Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act,” a $15 billion rescission bill, that passed the U.S House of Representatives on June 7 – and which the White House supported – is unsurprising.
The two Tennessee Democrats in the House voted to continue spending your tax dollars on “expired and unnecessary programs,” while the seven Tennessee Republicans in the House voted to stop the waste.
Tennessee Republicans who voted yes to cut spending:
Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN-01)
Rep. Jimmy Duncan (R-TN-02)
Rep. Chuck Fleischman (R-TN-03)
Rep Scott DesJarlais (R-TN-04)
Rep. Diane Black (R-TN-06)
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-07)
Rep. David Kustoff (R-TN-08)
Tennessee Democrats who voted no and opposed cuts in spending:
Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN-05)
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09)
The White House released a statement at the time of the vote. For those keeping score at home, this is just one more bit of proof that the party of Phil Bredesen has absolutely no intention of reining in spending in Washington.
The Administration applauds today’s passage of H.R. 3, the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act, in the U.S. House of Representatives and urges the Senate to quickly act on the legislation. In keeping with his promise to get our fiscal house back in order, President Donald J. Trump exercised his authority under the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 in early May by sending to the Congress a package of $15 billion in proposed rescissions of Federal funds. In line with this historic request, H.R. 3 would rescind funding that is not needed for its intended purposes, or that has been sitting unused within agencies for years and return it to the American taxpayer. President Trump and this Administration are fully committed to protecting taxpayers, and Senate passage of this legislation is critical to reducing wasteful, unnecessary spending and making our Federal Government more efficient, effective, and accountable.