Bean Introduces Bill to Cut Green New Deal Spending

Bean Introduces Bill to Cut Green New Deal Spending

Grayson Bakich
Grayson Bakich
June 20, 2024

With inflation at an all-time high, cutting back on government spending is one way to bring it back down. Representative Aaron Bean (R-FL) has introduced a bill for just that, offsetting the $95 billion foreign aid package passed earlier this year by cutting from Green New Deal initiatives.

Rep. Bean's bill, known as the 'Cutting Unobligated Tumultuous Spending (CUTS) Act,' is not just a generic cost-cutting measure. It specifically targets Green New Deal programs, such as the Carbon Reduction Program and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Programs, which are crucial for regulating carbon emissions.

Additionally, the CUTS Act would reduce COVID-19 relief funds such as the CARES Act, which was designed to offset the costs incurred by the House's $95 billion foreign aid package earlier this year. Republicans heavily criticized the package for lacking border security provisions.

Rep. Bean, in his press release, expressed his dissatisfaction with the Federal government's financial management, stating that it is 'using [Americans'] paychecks as an ATM.' He further highlighted the issue of government spending exceeding its means, which serves as a key motivation for the introduction of the CUTS Act.

"Americans are tired of the federal government using their paychecks as an ATM. Families across the nation pay their debts and live within their means, and the federal government should do the same," Bean said, acknowledging that while funding national security initiatives abroad is important, Congress must domestic issues must address as well.

"While protecting our interests abroad is necessary for national security, we must turn our attention to tackling one of the greatest threats to America: our debt. The CUTS Act puts Americans first and changes the status quo by slashing wasteful Green New Deal initiatives and clawing back unspent Covid funds. Northeast Floridians sent me to Washington to champion fiscal responsibility—not advance Crazy Town's reckless spending, and that's exactly what I'm doing," Bean added.

The Florida Congressman's bill has a long list of sponsors, including Representatives Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Cory Mills (R-FL), Troy Nehls (R-TX), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), and Eli Crane (R-AZ).

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Grayson Bakich

Grayson Bakich

Florida born and raised, Grayson Bakich is a recent recipient of a Master’s Degree in Political Science at the University of Central Florida. His thesis examined recent trends in political polarization and how this leads into justification of violence.

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