Blackburn Introduces Across-The-Board 1%, 2% And 5% Spending Cuts

February 9, 2023

U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, today introduced proposals to cut bloated federal spending by 1%2%, and 5%. These cuts are targeted at non-defense, non-homeland security, and non-veterans affairs discretionary spending for each fiscal year 2024 and 2025.

“Over the past two years, the federal government has squandered over $6 trillion on Biden’s radical left-wing agenda alone, causing our national debt to skyrocket to over $31 trillion and inflation to soar to record highs. It is utterly irresponsible to burden our children and grandchildren’s futures with this massive debt. Congress should have to practice logical spending habits and balance a budget just like every family in America,” said Senator Blackburn.



  • Since she was first elected to the House of Representatives, Senator Blackburn has introduced 1%, 2%, and 5% across-the-board spending cuts, either as amendments or stand-alone bills.
  • This legislation directs any federal department to make 1%, 2%, and 5% cuts to any non-defense, non-homeland security, and non-veterans affairs budget sections, following guidance from the Congressional Committees related to Defense.