This fiscally-responsible legislation increases Capitol security, allows sledding on the Hill, and funds critical government oversight tools.

Next Tuesday, President Obama is expected to submit his final budget proposal to Congress. Last year’s edition got a grand total of one vote in the Senate, so expectations aren’t high in these parts. And in year eight, we know what kind of proposal we can expect: a bloated budget that grows the government.

25 years ago, before John Boehner ever set foot inside the halls of Congress and before the "bridge to nowhere" was even a thing, he made a promise to the people of Ohio's 8th District who elected him: no earmarks, period.


Flashback to January of 2011. John Boehner is newly elected as Speaker of the Republican-led House of Representatives, and the first week on the job, the House slashes $35 million from its own budget...with the promise of much more to come. Now fast forward to present day, and those taxpayer savings have grown to more than $782 million. All told, that's a 14% reduction in the cost of Congress.