Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio today announced that he has filed several spending and regulatory amendments as part of the current debate to reauthorize S. 782, the Economic Development Revitalization Act of 2011.
“The Senate Democrat leadership is wasting the American people's time by not focusing the Senate's time and energy on our debt crisis and its strangling effect on job growth,” said Rubio. “If Senate Democrats continue avoiding a real debt debate, we must do whatever we can to highlight needed steps to stop Washington’s spending addiction.”
As the Senate debates reauthorizing S. 782, Rubio has filed the following amendments to address America’s out of control spending and a regulatory environment that is an impediment to job creation:
- To rescind $45 billion of unobligated discretionary appropriations. This was formally introduced by Rubio as S.726, the Decrease Spending Now Act.
- To rescind $3 billion of unobligated discretionary appropriations to cover the expected new spending in the EDA reauthorization.
- To defund the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) latest economically devastating regulation on nutrients in the State of Florida.
“It’s a generational tragedy that Washington politicians have no sense of urgency to do more about the debt,” said Rubio. “Washington needs to stop killing time as our country plunges deeper and deeper into debt, with crippling consequences for economic growth.”