Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ralph Norman (SC-05) has introduced one bill and two amendments for his #WastefulWednesday initiative.
Congressman Norman has released the following statement:
"This week’s #WastefulWednesday’s bill would prohibit the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) from issuing grants whose sole purpose is to demonstrate how artists work to show the impact of climate change in the San Francisco (yes, California only) bay area. What’s funny is the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) is responsible for climate research, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has done their own research, as has the Department of the Interior – but now the NEA? And they spent $100,000 of taxpayer dollars last year to do so? Now that’s #wasteful.
“The two amendments I introduced are amendments to two annual appropriations bills Congress votes on every year – the Energy and Water bill and the Legislative Branch bill.
“One amendment would reduce the Energy and Water bill by $1.5 billion to match Fiscal Year 2018 spending levels. We have a $21 trillion debt, so why would we spend even MORE money than last year? #wasteful
“The second amendment is for the Legislative Branch bill, and would reduce each Congressional office’s yearly funds for supplies and salaries by $2.5 million to go towards spending reduction. This is about $6,000 for each office in the House of Representatives.
“While this may not seem like a lot, we need to start somewhere.”