Often times congressmen and senators travel to foreign countries to see troops overseas or receive briefings from embassy staffs on issues they will be voting on that involve a particular country. However, many congressmen and senators use these paid trips to visit foreign dignitaries and leaders. I believe that funding travel if visiting foreign leaders is the main purpose of their visit is an abuse of the taxpayers ...more »
Congessional Budget Office
Currently there are 533 federal departments, agencies, directorates, and offices that receive federal funding. There should be a complete congressional review to determine which of these are outdated and no longer applicable to the nation, which ones can be down sized, which ones duplicate the function of state agencies, and which ones can be consolidated. This could save billions of dollars annually. There simply is ...more »
Events such as the Washington D.C Cherry Blossom festival should be funded through local business and private donations, not federal funding.
Every year the United States donates, lends, or gives money to other countries. If the United States did not give this money to other countries for one year, and did not spend money on items which we do not need, for one year, the US would save millions. The government constantly gives money away, I say hold back for one year, and take care of our own, just for one year. See what happens.
Continuing Resolutions cause contractors to be layed off when contracts cannot be renewed. This has a significant negative impact on our economy, impacts the moral of the American people and hurts individuals directly and indirectly. 1) The uncertainty of a pending shutdown causes governement personnel to spend time and resources preparing for the shutdown. Whether it comes or not the time is spent and resources are ...more »
Cut the number of congressmen to two per state and cut the number of aids to one per congressman. This should save millions of dollars a year.