Congressman Kerry Bentivolio

Representing the 11th District of Michigan

Spending Cuts and Debt

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More on Spending Cuts and Debt

Apr 3, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, American Conservative Union (ACU) Chairman Al Cardenas and ACU Foundation Chairman Carly Fiorina honored Rep. Kerry Bentivolio as an “ACU Conservative” for his achievements in the 2013 ACU Ratings of Congress, the 43rd edition of the conservative ratings guide.  Since 1971, the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization has annually graded Members of Congress based on their votes on key conservative issues.

Mar 10, 2014 Blog Post

By: Congressman Kerry Bentivolio

I voted “no” on H.R. 4152 which sought “to provide for the costs of loan guarantees for Ukraine”. This legislation adds Ukraine to a list of countries eligible to receive assistance through the Economic Support Fund (ESF). The ESF is essentially a stimulus fund for foreign countries -- which is paid for by the US taxpayer. ESF grants are typically used on items like education, rural development, and transportation. The grants cannot be used for military assistance. 

Feb 7, 2014 In The News

Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.) on Wednesday proposed a new bill that would require congressional salaries to be cut 15 percent any time Congress fails to balance the budget.

Bentivolio said his Spending Accountability Act, H.R. 3993, is needed to give Congress an incentive to cut the annual budget deficit, which is now at $600 billion per year and expected to rise.

Oct 15, 2013 Blog Post

Dear Constituents,

The partial shut-down is now entering its third week. 

Even while the chambers disagree on the continuing spending resolution, the House did pass bills to fund:

Oct 9, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Kerry Bentivolio announced his co-sponsorship of HR 2967, the Intergeneration Financial Obligations (INFORM) Act. Several estimates suggest that the federal government has tens of trillions on dollars in unfunded liabilities. The INFORM Act requires the federal government to expose the truth about those unfunded liabilities by reporting various statistics throughout the budgeting process, allowing Americans to assess the promises being made by Congress.

Oct 1, 2013 Press Release
Dear Constituent,
 
The situation in Washington is hectic, and conditions are changing quickly, but I wanted to take a moment to give you a quick update on where things stand right now.
 
First and foremost: the shut-down will not affect Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security payments.   And yesterday, Congress unanimously passed legislation ensuring military members, some federal civilian personnel, and some federal contractors their pay even if funds for other government operations expire.
 
Sep 17, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Kerry Bentivolio (MI-11) announced his cosponsorship of the Stability, Security, and Fairness Resolution, which was introduced by Rep. Tom Graves. If enacted, this resolution funds the government for FY 2014 while fully defunding and delaying Obamacare. Rep. Bentivolio released the following statement:

May 1, 2013 Event

 

Congressman Kerry Bentivolio’s office announced the Mobile District Office schedule for the month of May.

Staff from Congressman Kerry Bentivolio’s office will be available to listen to any concerns and help constituents resolve problems or get information from federal agencies.

Mobile District Office Schedule - May

Hours: 9 am – 5 pm

 

Mar 18, 2013 Page

Feb 5, 2013 Press Release

Today, the Congressional Budget Office released its annual update which projected that $7 trillion will be added to the federal debt over the next 10 years if the current spending policies stay in place. Congressman Kerry Bentivolio released the following statement: