A congressman representing North Georgia has been selected to a post on the House Committee on Appropriations for the upcoming 112th Congress.
U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., said Congress “has a clear mandate to end the reckless fiscal ways of Washington, and that process can only begin by putting a plug in the wellspring of federal spending — the Appropriations Committee.”
Graves was elected to his first full term in Congress last month. He replaced Nathan Deal who ran for governor in Georgia.
“This urgency to make spending cuts comes as the debt clock ticks toward $14 trillion,” Graves said in a news release. “Our government bears the burden of this debt, as it is a monster of our own making. We cannot ask taxpayers to bailout Congress for our inability to spend within our means.
“If America's future is to hold the prosperity of previous generations, then the spirit of thrift and reform must guide the actions of this Committee,” Graves said. “If, in everything we do, we aim to be accountable to taxpayers and regain their trust, then fiscal solvency will be achieved.”