Nevada Senators Like to Spend Your Money
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|The combination of Harry Reid (D-Nev) and Richard Bryan (D-Nev), according to the National Taxpayers Union, gave Nevada one of the top 'big-spender' delegations in the U. S. Senate during the last Congress.|
When the potential cost
of all spending legislation introduced by Nevada's
senators in the previous two sessions of the 104th
Congress are calculated, says the NTU, Nevada had the
fifth least frugal delegation, proposing less spending
only than the delegations from Massachusetts, West
Virginia, South Carolina and Illinois.
effect of legislation introduced by Reid, during the
104th, would have been a net increase in federal spending
of $4,681 billion, said the NTU report, which the net
increase in spending derived from Bryan bills would have
been $508 million.
huge loophole in current laws that help control spending,
including the Budget Enforcement Act and the Gramm-Rudman
sequestration rules," said Keating.
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