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Report: Funding Proposals in Congress Hit Lowest Mark in 8 Years

budget analysis reviewThe National Taxpayers Union has found that the number of spending bills proposed during the first session of the 113th Congress reached an eight-year low, The Washington Times reported Wednesday.

Jennifer Harper writes the organization released a “Bill Tally” report showing that House lawmakers have drafted 496 funding bills and 112 budget cut measures, while Senate members have authored 332 spending measures and 56 savings bills.

The union estimated that federal budget could have grown by $1.09 trillion if the current Congress had enacted all the big-spender initiatives, according to Harper’s article.

Harper reports that Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) sponsored bills that would generate $269 million in savings and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) introduced bills that would save the government $317 billion.

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