Rep. Jim Banks Calls for 14% Cuts to Non-Defense, Discretionary Spending in House Appropriations Bills
Friday, June 14, 2019

On Thursday, Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN) proposed an amendment cutting all non-defense, discretionary spending by 14 percent in the Democrat majority’s appropriations package. The amendment is the second of its kind offered by Banks on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

The 14% percent cuts proposed by Congressman Banks, when applied to all non-discretionary accounts, would bring non-defense discretionary spending below the FY2020 cap set by the Budget Control Act. Congressman Banks’ amendment to the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Division, though ultimately defeated, was supported by 150 members. A vote on the Congressman’s amendment to State and Foreign Operations Division is scheduled for next week. Congressman Banks will continue to offer the same amendment to all non-defense discretionary accounts as the appropriations process moves forward.