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Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-IA-02) joined the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) to discuss her work to restore fiscal responsibility by cutting wasteful spending, eliminating burdensome red tape, and increasing transparency. Key excerpts from Hinson’s remarks are below.

On her mission to spend taxpayer dollars wisely: “Before coming to Congress, I was in the Iowa State House. My husband used to sign our tax check, look at me, and say “spend it wisely, honey.” The good news is that in Iowa we were – and still are – spending taxpayer dollars wisely.  Unfortunately, that is not always the case here in Washington, DC. Sometimes it feels like people here are spending money like there’s no tomorrow. But we’re in the red – today.”

On the debt: “I’ve been talking up here for around a minute. In this minute, our national debt increased by over $1 million dollars. $1 million dollars in one minute. Every child born today will be born with $95,000 of America’s debt on their shoulders. We’re not on a sustainable path.”

On the Red Tape Reduction Act: “Last week, I introduced the Red Tape Reduction Act. This legislation revives a deregulatory framework that benefitted U.S. taxpayers and grew our economy. My bill requires two regulations to be cut for every new one issued by an Executive Department or agency. It prohibits federal agencies from issuing binding rules without Congressional approval, requires agencies to find a way to cut spending when they put forward a proposal to increase spending, and it increases transparency by requiring agencies to provide public notice of any regulation an agency will be applying or enforcing.”

On her role on the House Appropriations Committee: “As a Member of the House Appropriations Committee, I’m dedicated to following the money, redlining the budgets, and making sure every single taxpayer dollar is accounted for and spent wisely. We need to be efficient and effective with taxpayer dollars. There isn’t a money tree down in the Capitol basement – we’re dealing with people’s hard-earned paychecks and we, as lawmakers, must take that responsibility seriously. I’m guided by a simple principle – it’s your money, not the government’s money. Iowans know how to spend their paychecks better than the government does.”

Author: Press Release



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