Rep. Allen Votes in Favor of the Fiscal Responsibility Act

Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) issued the following statement today after voting in favor of the Fiscal Responsibility Act on the House floor:

“While President Biden dodged the negotiating table for nearly 100 days, House Republicans stood firm in our commitment to pass a bill that cuts spending, helps jumpstart domestic energy production, and gets Americans back to work. Though I am disappointed the Senate refused to take action on House Republicans’ Limit, Save, Grow Act—which I strongly supported on the House floor last month—the Fiscal Responsibility Act advances much-needed, transformative spending reforms to restore regular order to the appropriations process. I have worked tirelessly to get these reforms enacted to return to fiscal sanity in Washington. It is time for Congress to do its job."

Specifically, the Fiscal Responsibility Act:

  • Returns non-defense discretionary spending (excluding veterans’ benefits) to below FY22 levels.
  • Restores regular order in the appropriations process, or else federal funding levels will receive at least a 1% cut from FY23 levels.
  • Will help jumpstart domestic energy production by including reforms to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the permitting process, including project threshold, interagency coordination, and review deadlines to prevent project delays, the first significant reforms to NEPA since 1982.
  • Will get Americans back to work by adjusting the time limit and subsequent work requirements for able-bodied adults participating in SNAP from ages 18-49 to ages 18-54.
  • Claws back roughly $28 billion of unobligated, unspent COVID funds, and slashes $400 million from the CDC “Global Health Fund” that sends taxpayer money to China, accounting for the largest total rescissions package in history.
  • Prohibits the Biden administration from further extending the pandemic student loan payment pause, which is currently costing taxpayers roughly $5 billion per month.
  • Increases transparency in the administrative rule-making process by requiring the executive branch to publish the full cost and pay for major rules.
  • Rescinds the entire FY23 staffing funding request for new IRS agents.

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