Alexander's Statement on Budget Committee Passage of S. 3521, the Stop Over-Spending Act of 2006

Posted on June 20, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), member of the Budget Committee, made this statement today following 12 to 10 party-line Committee passage of the Stop Over-Spending Act of 2006, which Alexander cosponsored: “This legislation goes a long way toward restoring fiscal discipline and restraining wasteful government spending. It gives the President the line-item veto – similar to the authority 43 governors have, restores spending caps for Congress, and creates a two-year budget process so we can devote more time to oversight. It’s time we put aside partisan politics and get serious about reining in federal spending.”