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May 28, 2013 > Bipartisan bill to cut government waste

Bipartisan bill to cut government waste

Submitted By Allison Bormel

U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) co-sponsored H.R. 1999, the bipartisan Savings, Accountability, Value and Efficiency (SAVE) Act on May 21, 2013. The legislation cuts up to approximately $200 billion in wasteful government spending over the next 10 years by eliminating duplication and increasing efficiency.

The SAVE Act implements several of the cost-cutting recommendations outlined in the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) annual report to Congress on redundant or wasteful federal government spending. The legislation was developed by the United Solution Caucus, a bipartisan group of Freshman Members co-created by Swalwell to find bipartisan solutions to the deficit, grow the economy and create jobs.

"This bill notably targets wasteful government spending but not at the expense of programs that invest in our future or serve as part of our safety net. I came to Congress committed to working in a bipartisan fashion and this bill is an example of what we can accomplish when we put aside partisan politics. From the beginning, the members of the United Solutions Caucus have demonstrated we are ready to lead and this first bill is a giant step forward to bring Congress together," said Swalwell.

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