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Cole Applauds Congressional Spending Cuts

January 6, 2011
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Tom Cole (OK-04) today released the following statement after the House approved a spending cut resolution requiring a 5 percent cut to every congressional office budget:

"In order to make the spending cuts necessary to reduce the deficit and create jobs, everything must be on the table. There are tough cuts coming to every part of the federal budget, and it's appropriate that Congress take the first step by cutting our own budgets by 5 percent. I'm proud to have worked on the Transition Team that recommended these cuts, and I'm pleased that the Appropriations Committee on which I serve is going even further and cutting our budget by 9 percent. This is just the beginning of a serious and sustained effort to cut government spending."