Wednesday, November 10, 2010

New Virginia Lawmakers Cite Ways to Cut Spending

A week after the election, newly elected Representatives Morgan Griffith, Scott Rigell and Robert Hurt are already citing ways to balance the budget, and cut federal spending.

All three agree on cutting the salary of members of Congress. They also believe they can cut the amount of money spent on staff salary, and mail pieces. It’s smart politics in that it shows the newly elected Representatives are willing to cut their own expenditures, something that is more directly in their control.

Representative-Elect Griffith also wants to end the practice that allows members of Congress to lease a vehicle through the House of Representatives. He said of his early ideas…

“They’re not going to solve the budget problem, but you’ve got to start somewhere”

To read more about how Virginia’s newly elected Representatives believe they can balance the budget click here.

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