Feb 13 2019
Photo Release: Webster Returns Part of Congressional Salary
Washington, DC – Florida Congressman Daniel Webster (R-Clermont) delivered a check to the Bureau of the Fiscal Service at the Department of the Treasury. On the same day Webster presented his check, the Daily Treasury announced the U.S. debt had surpassed $22 trillion.
“For too long Washington has operated under the mindset that if money is collected, it should be spent,” said Rep. Webster. “As an advocate of reducing spending, every year I return money from my salary back to the American taxpayers.”
Each year since his election to Congress, Webster has rolled back his salary to the 2008 level. If all government spending was rolled back to the 2008 amounts, the federal budget would balance.
Webster further added, ““I ran for office pledging to do my part to stop the spigot of spending and get our fiscal house in order. Although this check may appear to be a small action given the trillions of dollars the federal government spends, it is a step in the right direction. I pledge to continue to work hard on behalf of Florida’s hardworking taxpayers and families to advance common-sense reforms and principled policy and budgets that get our fiscal house in order.”