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Coburn Files Amendments Proposing $156 Bln in Spending Cuts to Pay for Tax Bill

Sen. Tom Coburn this morning filed ammendments cutting spending by $156 billion to offset the new spending in the tax deal negotiated beteen President Obama and Republicans. Coburn was one of just five Republicans to vote against the tax deal on Monday. You can read the amendments here.

Among the savings he proposes:

• A congressional pay freeze and a 15 percent reduction in Congress’ budget;

• A freeze on how much can be spent on the salaries for federal employees and a reduction in the number of government bureaucrats;

• Limiting the amount that the government can spend on printing, travel, and new vehicles;

• Selling unneeded and excess federal property;

• Stopping unemployment benefit payments to jobless millionaires;

• Collecting unpaid taxes owed by federal employees and members of Congress;

• Consolidating duplicative government programs;

• Preventing fraud within federal health care programs;

• Streamlining Defense spending and reducing foreign aid, including voluntary contributions to the United Nations.

Here’s video of Coburn explaining his move:

UPDATE: The amendment failed 47 to 52.

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