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Critz Applauds House Vote to Cut Budgets By 5%

Critz Applauds House Vote to Cut Budgets By 5%
Urges Congress to Identify Further Cuts and Savings to Pay down National Debt
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Mark S. Critz (PA-12) applauded today’s vote to cut House office, committee, and leadership budgets by five percent.  This bipartisan resolution (H. Res. 22), which passed 410-13, will save taxpayers over $30 million dollars annually.
 
“Americans across the country have tightened their belts during this tough economic time, and Congress must do the same,” said Critz.  “While today’s vote is a step in the right direction, we must do more to identify cuts and savings that will help pay down our national debt.”
 
In July 2010, Critz introduced the Share the Financial Burden Act (H.R. 5927) to cut all House and Senate Members’ budgets by 5%, as well as the salary for all Members of Congress.  This legislation would save the nation approximately $250 million per year.  Last month, Critz voluntarily returned five percent of his Congressional budget to help pay down the national debt.
 
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