December 27, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
GOP Sen.-elect Rand Paul said Monday that he wants to attach spending cuts to every major piece of legislation that comes before the Senate next year.
Paul (Ky.) — who won his race with strong support from the Tea Party movement — said he will “pressure” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to take simple majority votes on spending cut amendments in the next Congress.
“I think that every piece of major legislation that goes forward from now on needs to have attached to it spending cuts,” Paul said during a podcast with conservative blogger Ben Domenech. If Congress is serious about the nation’s ballooning debt and deficits, Paul said, “We have to be serious and introduce spending cuts.