Nancy Mace Signs Spending Pledge
ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA (September 13, 2013) – Nancy Mace, candidate for US Senate in South Carolina, has officially signed the Coalition to Reduce Spending’s pledge to reduce spending. The pledge stipulates that Mace will not vote for any spending without offsets elsewhere in the budget and will vote only for budgets with a path to balance.
Nancy Mace is the first in the race to sign the pledge put out by the national, nonpartisan Coalition to Reduce Spending, joining 30 additional candidates from across the country. Other signers include Rep. Paul Broun (GA-10), Sen. Ted Cruz (TX), Rep. Doug Collins (GA-9), and Rep. Mark Sanford (SC-1).
Jonathan Bydlak, president of the Coalition to Reduce Spending, released the following statement in response to the news:
“Countless special interests on both sides put intense pressure on elected officials to keep spending more. It’s unfortunately common for election-time promises to be as temporary as the races that produce them. It’s extremely encouraging for a candidate to put a commitment like this one on paper — and shows commitment above and beyond the average.”
“We’re thrilled Mrs. Mace has done so,” he added, “and citizens in South Carolina should be thrilled as well.”
On signing, Mace said “Americans send too much money to Washington and seem to get less and less in return. We need serious reforms by leaders who have the courage to make tough decisions on debt reduction.”
As the 2014 elections draw closer, the Coalition says it has been in touch with the other candidates in the race and also plans to reach out to every elected official and candidate for office with the opportunity to go on the record with regard to spending.
The Coalition to Reduce Spending is a non-partisan advocacy organization dedicated to limiting federal spending. Its Reject the Debt spending pledge commits elected officials and candidates to (1) consider all spending open for reduction and vote only for budgets that present a path to balance and (2) vote against any appropriations bill that increases total spending and against the authorization or funding of new programs without offsetting cuts in other programs.
More information, including the full text of the pledge, can be found online at http://www.ReduceSpending.org/
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