When $100 Billion Isn’t $100 Billion
House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) just announced his intent to “cut $100 billion in spending in the upcoming Continuing Resolution (CR) compared to the President’s fiscal year 2011 request.”
Heritage Action has been pushing for $100 billion in spending cuts, but we’ve been very clear those cuts must come from non-security spending. Chairman Rogers’ release does not specify the security/non-security breakdown, meaning his proposal will likely include the original $16 billion in cuts to security spending.
The $100 billion in cuts announced today is not the same thing as the $100 billion in non-security cuts promised in the Pledge to America – it is only $84 billion in non-security cuts.
As we said this morning, conservatives are making progress; however, House Republicans are still $16 billion shy of their pledge.