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