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Westerman Votes for Fiscal 2017 Financial Services-General Government Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement upon passage Thursday (July 7) of H.R. 5485, the Fiscal 2017 Financial Services-General Government Appropriations Bill:

“The expenditure of tax dollars must be done with wisdom,” Westerman said. “The federal government for too long has been spending more money than it takes in and has allowed agencies of the executive branch to overreach into all aspects of American lives. This financial services appropriations bill will limit government spending. It will also limit the overreach of the IRS, stopping its targeting of tax-exempt groups for political reasons. H.R. 5485 would also subject the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to the same appropriations process as other federal agencies, ensuring accountability and oversight. Congress is asserting its constitutional authority to hold government accountable with this bill and I was pleased to see its passage.”

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