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PHOTO RELEASE: Webster Exceeds $4 Million Returned to Taxpayers

Leesburg, FL - A consistently strong advocate for cutting wasteful government spending, Florida Congressman Daniel Webster (R-Clermont) today announced he has saved $4,012,697.58 in taxpayer dollars allotted to run his Congressional office, since his 2010 election.

“Washington operates on the principle that if money is appropriated, it should be spent,” said Rep. Daniel Webster. “I have exposed and resisted this flawed principle and returned more than $4 million appropriated to my Congressional office. Even as President Biden requests Congress approve a massive spending increase, I am showing that it is possible to restore fiscal responsibility and reduce spending. If every area of the federal government began intentionally prioritizing programs and 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.”

Additionally, earlier this year Rep. Webster delivered a personal check to the Bureau of Fiscal Service at the Department of Treasury to roll back his salary to the 2008 amount. Every year since being elected, Rep. Webster has delivered this check to the Bureau to roll back his salary. Although this may appear to be a small action given the trillions of dollars the federal government spends, it is a step in the right direction. If all federal government spending was rolled back to 2008 amounts, we would no longer have a budget deficit and could begin to pay down our debts.