The federal debt has reached unprecedented levels and is growing more each day. We simply cannot continue to spend money we don’t have and pass on the burden to the next generation. Congress must work to change our path of out-of-control spending and return to fiscal responsibility. To do that, careful consideration must be given to each program receiving federal funding, and all options to reduce spending must be on the table.  I support increasing transparency and disclosure in the appropriations process, passing statutory total-spending caps that will help reform the way Washington spends taxpayer money, and ensuring that our nation controls future spending through a Balanced Budget Amendment to our Constitution.