Amendment 2013 Department of Defense Appropriations Act - Mulvaney (R-SC) - Frank (D-MA) | Council For Citizens Against Government Waste

Amendment 2013 Department of Defense Appropriations Act - Mulvaney (R-SC) - Frank (D-MA)

July 17, 2012

U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Representative,

On behalf of the more than one million members and supporters of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW), I strongly urge you to support the amendment being offered by Reps. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) and Barney Frank (D-Mass.) to H.R. 5856, the fiscal year (FY) 2013 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, which would freeze defense spending at the FY 2012 level.

The FY 2013 Department of Defense Appropriations Act spends $519.1 billion in non-war funding, which is $1.1 billion above the FY 2012 level and $3 billion above the president’s request. This amendment would freeze defense spending at the current level of $518 billion, producing a .17 percent cut from the current House bill. The Mulvaney-Frank amendment is a step in the right direction toward reducing the deficit.

At a time when the national debt has ballooned to more than $15.8 trillion, Congress must tighten its belt and begin getting the nation’s fiscal house in order. I strongly urge you to support the Mulvaney-Frank amendment. All votes on H.R. 5856 will be among those considered in CCAGW’s 2012 Congressional Ratings.

Sincerely,

Tom Schatz
President, CCAGW

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