Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Federal Spending

America faces a looming crisis due to out of control growth of federal spending. Congress has a solemn obligation to ensure that our children and grandchildren are not stuck paying the bill for this reckless spending. I believe that our federal government spends too much and with very little forethought or restraint.

With our national debt a staggering $18 trillion and federal spending on an unsustainable path, we must act now. We can't afford to saddle our children and grandchildren with a legacy of debt they can't afford. Americans deserve a government willing to make the tough decisions and develop strong fiscal and economic policies that shift spending from Washington special interests, in support of families, businesses, innovators and local leaders.

At a time of economic struggle, spending should be curtailed wherever possible. It is the duty of Congress to pass responsible spending bills that maintain an efficient government and target limited funds where they will do the most good in our economy. Every day, American families face difficult choices and challenges to make sure their family lives within its means. The federal government has a moral obligation to do the same.

Federal Spending Bills Supported by Rep. Olson:

H.R. 1610 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
Biennial Budgeting and Enhanced Oversight Act of 2015
Sponsor:          Rep. Ribble, Reid J. [R-WI-8] (Introduced 03/25/2015)

H.R.692 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
Default Prevention Act
Sponsor:          Rep. McClintock, Tom [R-CA-4] (Introduced 02/03/2015)

H.J.Res.2 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
Sponsor:          Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6] (Introduced 01/06/2015)

H.J.Res.1 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
Sponsor:          Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6] (Introduced 01/06/2015)

H.R.174 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
No Budget, No Pay Act
Sponsor:          Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1] (Introduced 01/06/2015)

H.R.1585 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To eliminate automatic pay adjustments for Members of Congress, and for other purposes.
Sponsor:          Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] (Introduced 03/24/2015)

H.R.109 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To provide that no pay adjustment for Members of Congress shall be made with respect to any pay period occurring during the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress.
Sponsor:          Rep. Fitzpatrick, Michael G. [R-PA-8] (Introduced 01/06/2015)

Tax Reform Bills Supported by Rep. Olson:

H.R.2315 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2015
Sponsor:          Rep. Bishop, Mike [R-MI-8] (Introduced 05/14/2015)

H.R.2306 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
Obamacare Marriage Penalty Elimination Act
Sponsor:          Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6] (Introduced 05/13/2015)

H.R.1333 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
Child Tax Credit Integrity Preservation Act of 2015
Sponsor:          Rep. Westmoreland, Lynn A. [R-GA-3] (Introduced 03/04/2015)

H.R.1206 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
No Hires for the Delinquent IRS Act
Sponsor:          Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7] (Introduced 03/02/2015)

H.R.1105 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015
Sponsor:          Rep. Brady, Kevin [R-TX-8] (Introduced 02/26/2015)

H.R.622 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness Act of 2015
Sponsor:          Rep. Brady, Kevin [R-TX-8] (Introduced 01/30/2015)

H.R.606 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
Don't Tax Our Fallen Public Safety Heroes Act
Sponsor:          Rep. Paulsen, Erik [R-MN-3] (Introduced 01/28/2015)

H.R.210 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
Student Worker Exemption Act of 2015
Sponsor:          Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11] (Introduced 01/08/2015)

H.R.27 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
Tax Code Termination Act
Sponsor:          Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6] (Introduced 01/06/2015)

H.R.25 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
FairTax Act of 2015
Sponsor:          Rep. Woodall, Rob [R-GA-7] (Introduced 01/06/2015)

H.R.173 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
Death Tax Repeal Act
Sponsor:          Rep. Thornberry, Mac [R-TX-13] (Introduced 01/06/2015)

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