Make 'em Squeal
Iowans sent me to Congress with a specific mission: cut wasteful spending and make Washington squeal.
We both know that Washington’s reckless spending is spiraling out of control, and today, we are more than $22 trillion dollars in debt! That means every Iowan’s share of the national debt exceeds $67,000.
Rather than using those hard-earned dollars for education, food, or agricultural needs, Iowans are forced to pay for Washington’s repeated reckless spending habits. We must put an end to this radical spending.
I take seriously the responsibility you have entrusted in me to make Washington more competent and less wasteful.
Please click on the links below to read more about my work to make 'em squeal in Washington.
My Efforts To Make 'Em Squeal
- After Release of Watchdog Report, Ernst and Colleagues Call Out Government Agencies for Lack of Transparency, Failure to Disclose Costs to Taxpayers
- Ernst Pushes for Full Disclosure of Costs, Timeline for Billion Dollar Government Projects Over Budget and Behind Schedule
- Ernst Calls for Fix to Dysfunctional Budget Process
- Strategic Withdrawal of Agencies for Meaningful Placement (SWAMP) Act
- Political Appointee Burrowing Prevention Act
- Ernst Named to Bipartisan Joint Select Committee to Reform Budget Process
- Earmark Elimination Act
- Stop Questionable, Unnecessary, and Excessive Allowances for Legislators (SQUEAL) Act
- Presidential Allowance Modernization Act of 2017
- Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2015
- Joint resolution disapproving the expanded Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule
- Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution of the United States
- Opposition to the $1.8 trillion omnibus bill
- Earmark Elimination Act of 2015
- Bonuses for Cost-Cutters Act of 2015
- Duplication Elimination Act of 2015
- Presidential Allowance Modernization Act of 2015
I am constantly researching and identifying areas of waste, abuse and inefficiencies. In turn, I will be giving out my Squeal Award each month, which recognizes a Washington expense, program or concept that has proven to be wasteful and must be cut. Iowans simply should not be on the hook for these reckless spending habits.
By highlighting this out of control waste, we can work to hold Washington accountable. Please take a look at this month’s Squeal Award and find other award recipients below.
Do you have an example of government waste or inefficiencies that I should take a look at? Send me an email by clicking here.