Roby Statement on White House Rescission Package

May 8, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today released the following statement upon the President’s $15.4 billion rescission request submitted to Congress:

“I support the Trump Administration’s use of the rescission tool to identify and cut out some of our government’s wasteful, unnecessary spending.

“Title X of the 1974 Congressional Budget Impoundment Control Act gives the President authority to propose the rescinding of specific funding previously approved by Congress. This $15.4 billion rescission package targets funds that are no longer necessary, have been diverted from their original intent, have sat unused for years, or have expired. This is a commonsense measure to cut government spending, and I look forward to supporting the package when it comes before the House.”