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King Holds Firm to Reduce Deficit

Dec 19, 2005
Press Release

Representative Steve King  
5th Congressional District of Iowa  

KING HOLDS FIRM TO REDUCE DEFICIT

King: We Should Require Congress to be Fiscally Responsible Every Day

Washington, D.C.— U.S. Congressman Steve King (IA-05) today called on his colleagues to hold themselves accountable to taxpayers and agree to a plan to reduce the federal deficit by voting for the Conference Report on H.R. 4241, the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.

Today the U.S. House passed the Conference Report for the Deficit Reduction Act, to find and eliminate waste, fraud and abuse in government programs and make the government more accountable to taxpayers through common sense reforms. 

King supported legislation passed this spring that requires Congressional committees to look for savings in mandatory spending under their jurisdiction for the first time since 1997. The Deficit Reduction Act contains $39.732 billion in savings over the next five years.

“Americans expect their representatives to be fiscally responsible, but it doesn’t always happen,” said King. “It shouldn’t be the first time in eight years we’re requiring Congress to look for and eliminate abuse, waste and fraud in government programs, we should require it every day. The Deficit Reduction Act is a big step toward making government accountable to the taxpayers and reducing the federal deficit.”

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