Legislative Appropriations FY 2016:
LLPH urges all members of the House of Representatives to vote YES on the Blackburn Amendment to Cut 1% Across the Board on the Legislative Appropriations FY 2016 bill. We are thankful for Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) who we can always count on to We will likely include this bill in our annual scorecard. The summary of the amendment reads:
Provides for a one percent across the board cut. Exempts Capitol Police, Architect of the Capitol, and the Sergeant at Arms.
In addition, we strongly support the amendment offered by Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) to fully cut all funding for the Open World Leadership Center:
Zeros out $5,700,000 in funding for the Open World Leadership Center and applies the savings to the spending reduction account.
We may possibly score this vote in our scorecard, so all members should be aware of our support for this amendment. This is a duplicative program costing taxpayers more than $5 million annually. With an $18 Trillion debt, it is time to bring this program to a close.