Bergman, Case Lead Bipartisan Effort To Address National Debt
Today, Rep. Jack Bergman (R-MI) and Rep. Ed Case (D-HI) sent a letter to President Joe Biden, urging him to address the growing national debt by establishing a modern-day Grace Commission to root out government waste and inefficiencies.
Rep. Bergman’s bipartisan letter was co-signed by 34 Members of Congress. It features the formal support of advocacy groups including: Americans for Tax Reform, Digital Liberty, Citizens Against Government Waste, National Taxpayers Union, Americans for Prosperity, FreedomWorks, Taxpayers Protection Alliance, and Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.
In the letter, the bipartisan Members asked that President Biden take action with respect to the looming debt crisis by forming a federal advisory committee composed of private sector citizens, funded by the private sector at no cost to taxpayers, and tasked with reporting on opportunities to cut waste and improve efficiency in the federal government.
You can read the full letter here
Grover G. Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform stated, "The 'Grace Commission' in the 1980s was a great example of common sense, bi-partisanship and public service by Americans from all walks of life. It is a model of what works. Success is always worth repeating."
“National Taxpayers Union is proud to support this bipartisan letter urging President Biden to create a 21st century “Grace Commission.” As the nation’s debt rapidly approaches $30 trillion, our elected officials must do everything in their power to address this significant problem. Ensuring taxpayer dollars are used effectively and not wasted, as this letter proposes, must be the priority as we begin tackling the nation’s habit of spending beyond its means,” said the National Taxpayers Union.
“We commend Representatives Bergman and Case for looking to the American people for ideas to improve the federal government’s operations. An engaged public can help both executive branch officials and Congress reduce governmental waste and improve efficiency,” said Maya MacGuineas, President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.
"With a debt of more than $27 trillion, it is imperative that a new Grace Commission be established so taxpayers know where their hard-earned dollars are being spent. We applaud Rep. Bergman for this letter, which every member of Congress should support,” said David Williams, President of Taxpayers Protection Alliance.