Rep. Gardner saves taxpayers $218,274, returns cash to Treasury
WASHINGTON D.C. - Today, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced he is returning $218,274 from his Congressional office budget to the United States Treasury.
“With a debt of more than $15 trillion, it is important to look for cost-cutting solutions throughout the federal government, and members of Congress are no exception. We must lead by example and show the American people that we are serious about controlling our debt and balancing the budget” Gardner said. “After over a year of accomplishing more with less, I am pleased to return these funds as a step in reducing the debt burden on future generations.”
The House of Representatives has cut its member and committee office budgets by more than 10 percent since the beginning of the 112th Congress, and Gardner has been a lead supporter of these efforts. Gardner is taking the savings a step further by returning $218,274 of unused funds to the Treasury Department.