By Congressman Bradley Byrne
Guest Writer 

Fighting the swamp's spending


January 9, 2020

The national debt of our country now stands at a staggering $23 trillion. By failing to act, we are placing an unearned and undeserved burden on our children and grandchildren. That is why I voted no when Speaker Pelosi rammed the $1.4 trillion 2020 spending bills through Congress in December.

We are spending too much money in the funding bills that Congress passes every year. But, these annual bills that get so much attention are just a part of the problem.

Most Americans do not know that around 61 percent of federal spending is on autopilot. Another 8 percent is spent on interest on the d...

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