Schock Saves Taxpayers Tens of Millions in Wasteful Spending
House Passes Provision to Stop Construction of Stimulus Signs
Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL) claimed victory today in his yearlong effort to stop the funding of Stimulus signs, which the Obama Administration has used as a way to advertise Stimulus related projects.
“We need to stop this runaway spending in Washington and start cutting,” Schock continued. “Taxpayers have repeatedly said ‘enough is enough’ to this type of wasteful spending. It’s time Washington listens to the public and stops future generations from having to shoulder mountains of debt.”
Schock’s effort has received support from all over the country. Last year, Schock’s legislation to cut funding for Stimulus signs was featured on YouCut, a public outreach effort designed by House Republicans to highlight proposals aimed at reducing government spending. In turn, participants could vote for the one proposal that they would most like to see addressed by Congress. Last July, Schock’s bill was selected as a winning YouCut proposal.