Feb 22 2017
Webster Nears $2.5 Million Returned to Taxpayers
Brooksville, FL – A strong advocate for cutting wasteful government spending, Representative Daniel Webster (FL-11) has once again returned significant savings from his office budget. For the sixth year in a row, Rep. Webster has saved taxpayer dollars allotted to run his Congressional office, bringing the cumulative total saved to $2,496,265.15.
Following the presentation of an oversized check in this morning, Webster issued the following statement:
“Over the past six years, I have returned more than 30% of the money appropriated to run my office. Washington operates on the principle that if money is appropriated, it should be spent. During my service in Congress, I have exposed this flawed principle. If every area of the federal government began intentionally cutting waste, we could get a lot closer to balancing our budget and trimming the massive burden of debt that will be inherited by our children and grandchildren.”
Leading by example again for this past year, Rep. Webster returned more than $450,000 of the taxpayer’s money appropriated to his office.
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