Budget and Mandatory Spending
Balancing our nation’s budget and reining in out of control debt is one of my priorities, which is why I am honored to serve on the House Committee on the Budget. The federal budget should prioritize reducing our debt to facilitate a growing economy that helps all Americans prosper. This means making responsible decisions about how we spend our money and reforming programs that fail to lift Americans out of the cycle of poverty. As a member of the Committee on the Budget, I will work with my colleagues to craft a budget that works to give Georgians and all Americans the opportunity to prosper.
More on Budget and Mandatory Spending
WASHINGTON D.C. –Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) today voted to pass the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution out of the Committee on the Budget. This budget resolution calls for $621.5 billion in defense spending and $511 billion in non-defense spending for the year and requires Congress to achieve over $200 billion in mandatory cuts.
WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) today voted to pass the H.R. 2810, Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This legislation authorizes defense spending for the next fiscal year including a total of $631.5 billion for base discretionary requirements and an additional $64.6 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) to support and rebuild our military.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) today questioned Director of the Congressional Budget Office Dr. Keith Hall during a Committee on the Budget hearing on The Congressional Budget Office’s Budget and Economic Outlook. During the hearing Ferguson highlighted the importance of making tough choices to address out of control mandatory spending costs.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) today spoke at a Committee on the Budget hearing on The Failures of Obamacare: Harmful Effects and Broken Promises. During his question and answer period, Ferguson spoke about his own experiences as a health care provider and asked about barriers to care.
“As a provider this is something I have lived with every single day,” said Ferguson. “We are spending more time on regulations than on health care delivery.”