Contact Us

First Day In Office, Hanna Votes To Cut Congress’s Spending

Hanna votes to cut spending on first day in office
Jeanette Lenoir, WIBX

Washington, DC (WIBX) – Staying in step with the Republican Majority’s aim to cut spending, Congressman Richard Hanna voted to cut 5% from Congress’s budget.Hanna also voted to reduce his, and other individual members office budgets by 5%, and cut the operating budgets of House committee leadership offices.

Newly elected Speaker of the House John Boehner, (R-OH) called for the cuts and promised to hold weekly votes on cutting addition spending. According to the report the total projected savings amounts to $35.2 million in 2011 alone. When broken down the report shows the cut in the leadership offices would amount to $1 million, committee office cuts would save $8.1 million and cutting members’ office budgets would amount to a savings of $26.1 million.

Hanna said, “While $35 million may not seem like a large sum in Washington, it is symbolic and proves Congress is willing to hold itself to a new standard.” The new Congressman went onto say in a statement, “I look forward to aggressively addressing our nation’s serious fiscal issues and today’s vote is the first of many cost savings I plan to support,” he added. “For too long Washington has enjoyed a culture of spending. I am committed to providing additional oversight and savings for the American people throughout the 112th Congress.”


More From WIBX

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wibx950.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on WIBX 950 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on WIBX 950 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!