First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran voted in favor of legislation preventing larger federal deficits. The House passed the legislation that would reinstate a “pay-as-you-go” statute that requires new spending to be paid for with cuts to other programs.
The new legislation will make it difficult for the White House and Congress to enact mandatory spending changes that increase the U.S. deficit.
Congressman Moran said, “The PayGo legislation will require increased scrutiny of many spending proposals. As Americans now are struggling to balance their budgets – Congress should do the same. I don’t want our deficit to burden future generations. I look forward to opportunities to eliminate the waste of American dollars.”
Moran is an original co-sponsor of a constitutional amendment that requires the federal government to operate on a balanced budget.