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Wilson Statement on Foreign Relations Authorization Act

June 10, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 10, 2009

CONTACT: Ryan Murphy

(202) 225-2452 (Office)

(202) 689-4825 (Cell)

Wilson Statement on Foreign Relations Authorization Act

WASHINGTON – Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) issued the following statement today in opposition to the wasteful spending and misguided government expansion included in H.R. 2410, the Foreign Relations Authorization Act.

“It is clear from the sheer size and scope of this legislation that it fails to adequately set priorities and budget prudently. A 12% increase in funding over FY2009 coupled with the creation of 20 new government initiatives is not a wise course of action when our government will already be running enormous deficits next year saddling future generations with massive debt. Additionally, a 32% increase in US contributions to the United Nations is a remarkably misguided use of taxpayer dollars when we have secured no substantial reforms from that organization. The House of Representatives could have and should have considered an alternative bill that would have capped spending at a responsible level while maintaining a robust commitment to our diplomatic priorities.”

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