Time to Arrest Washington’s Out-of-Control Spending
Since coming to Congress, Senator McCain has made it a priority to eliminate wasteful projects and special-interest-driven pork-barrel spending. He proposed thousands of amendments on the Senate floor to cut pork, and for years highlighted the corrupt, bipartisan plague of earmarks, which retired Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) called “the gateway drug to overspending” in Washington. While Congress finally banned the corrupt practice of earmarks in 2011, Senator McCain has opposed efforts to reinstate them while calling for increased oversight to cut-out duplication and eliminate waste.
In a new series of reports titled America’s Most Wasted, Senator McCain continues the remarkable work that Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn did for years with his annual Wastebook by highlighting, naming and shaming outrageous pork projects funded with your taxpayer dollars. These reports also spotlight wasteful spending at the Pentagon that Senator McCain is committed to fighting as Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. At a time when Americans’ disapproval of government is at an all-time high, it has never been more important to reign-in spending and put America’s fiscal house back in order.