Every American family must live within a budget, and the federal government should do the same. For too long, reckless government spending has been the norm in Washington. In particular, spending on Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, among other programs, continues to grow at an unsustainable rate.
Hard-earned taxpayer dollars should be spent carefully and deliberately by the federal government. I stand ready to reduce spending, enact meaningful reforms to strengthen existing programs for current and future beneficiaries, and ultimately put our nation’s fiscal house back in order. It will take bipartisan cooperation to make these tough decisions, but the consequences of kicking the can down the road are too great for Congress not to take meaningful action.
|6/1/23||Thune: It’s Time to End Biden’s Costly Student Loan Bailout|
|5/31/23||Thune on Fox News: Republicans Forced President Biden to Cut Spending|
|5/31/23||Thune: Responsible Budget Reforms Help Rein in Out-of-Control Democrat Spending|
|4/27/23||Thune, Rounds Sound Alarm on Biden Administration’s Egregious Proposal to Punish Americans with Good Credit Scores|
|4/19/23||Thune Presses IRS Commissioner on Misguided Agency Priorities|
|3/15/23||Thune: President’s Budget Priorities are Dead Wrong|
|2/1/23||Thune Announces Committee Assignments for 118th Congress|
|8/3/22||Thune: South Dakota Taxpayers Cannot Afford the Democrats’ Reckless Spending|
|8/2/22||Thune: Democrats’ Disastrous Spending Bill is Chock-Full of Tax Hikes, Radical Energy Policies|
|6/9/22||Thune: Radical Student Loan Forgiveness Plan Wouldn’t Lower Tuition Costs|