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La Crosse – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind announced that he is returning $102,109.57 to the U.S. Treasury to pay down the national debt. Rep. Kind has found savings in his congressional budget every year since taking office and has returned nearly $2 million to taxpayers, to date.
“Ever since my time investigating wasteful government spending programs for Senator Bill Proxmire’s Golden Fleece Award, I have worked to find ways to save the money of hardworking Wisconsinites,” said Rep. Ron Kind. “I treat my office budget the same way thousands of Wisconsinites approach their family budgets: with care. I work to ensure my office is using our hard-earned tax dollars efficiently to maximize savings. This year, I am proud to announce that my office was able to return $102,109.57 to pay down the national debt. In total, I have given back nearly $2 million to date.”
Throughout his time in Congress, Rep. Ron Kind has continuously worked to promote fiscal responsibility.
“I recognize that this is a small part of the federal budget, but savings starts at home. With the rate we’re spending today, our children and grandchildren will be stuck with our unpaid bills and long-term national debt,” said Rep. Ron Kind.
This week, Congress is scheduled to consider a new spending bill that will cost taxpayers $1.2 trillion.