Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) introduced the REDUCE Government Waste Act to cut wasteful spending and save the federal government tens of millions of dollars each year. This legislation would target and eliminate specific examples of outrageous and wasteful spending in the federal government, so that taxpayer dollars can be concentrated on programs that help working families and small businesses get back on their feet.
“Nevadans’ taxpayer dollars should go toward helping hardworking families, boosting small businesses, and keeping our communities safe and healthy,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “We simply can’t afford to be wasting money on outdated and bizarre programs when there is so much important work to do to help working families recover from the coronavirus pandemic and put food on the table. I was elected to this position to serve the people of the Silver State, and I’ll continue working to make sure our federal tax dollars are making a difference for the people who need them most.”
“Fixing these wasteful programs may seem like peanuts in the grand scheme of federal waste, but stopping these and other absurd federal boondoggles is an important first step to solving the ballooning deficit,” said Senator Lee.
The bipartisan Removing Excessive Dollars to Uproot and Cut Expensive (REDUCE) Government Waste Act would eliminate some of the most bizarre examples of wasteful spending. The three preliminary initiatives the legislation would eliminate are: