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Federal Budget & Spending

Currently, the federal government is spending far more than it takes in, and the result is a national debt of more than $20 trillion. In order to strengthen our economy and encourage job growth, we must rein in government spending, reform entitlement programs, reduce costly red tape, and cut out waste and fraud in government programs.

It’s time for Congress to make fundamental improvements to our federal budgeting process. A constitutional amendment requiring Congress to adopt a balanced budget is a good way to accomplish this, and I have co-sponsored a bill to send such an amendment to the states to ratify. Requiring Congress to pass a balanced budget—rather than sink Americans deeper into national debt with each fiscal year—remains a necessary and commonsense step toward strengthening our economy and global position for future generations.

As a former small business owner, I understand the hard work that starting, running, and expanding a small business demands. These enterprises bring jobs, growth, and opportunity to Americans, and Congress should strive to implement policies that shore up such cornerstones of our economy. To that end, I continue to advocate for small businesses as well as cuts in wasteful spending, reducing our national debt, and long-term fiscal responsibility.

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October 29, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) and Mike Quigley (D-IL) today introduced the Congressional Budget Justification Transparency Act (H.R. 4894) to give the public access to how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars.

July 12, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 2500, National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

June 3, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) released the following statement after the House voted to approve critical disaster relief funding for Georgians affected by Hurricane Michael, as well as other states impacted by recent natural disasters. 

August 7, 2018
Press Release
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June 18, 2018
Op-Ed
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June 6, 2018
Press Release
“As the Congressional committees of jurisdiction review the Department of Transportation’s proposed INFRA projects list, I’m encouraged to see that grants for SR-400 in Forsyth County have made the list."
March 22, 2018
Press Release
"Supporting our military means funding troops and the resources they need to protect American lives, and this bill delivers pay raises to service members while strengthening our military's capabilities and battle readiness."
October 26, 2017
Statement
"Americans are asking for a transparent system that allows them to keep more of their money to pursue more of their dreams, and we’re fighting for those goals alongside our neighbors each day.”
September 28, 2017
Op-Ed
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September 8, 2017
Statement
"Today’s bill yoked Harvey relief to fiscal irresponsibility, attaching it to a debt ceiling raise that does not serve America’s future or her people and a continuing resolution that does not provide our military with much-needed resources."