Senator-elect Rand Paul (R-KY) “said Monday that he wants to attach spending cuts to every piece of major legislation that comes before the Senate next year,” The Hill reports.
Paul (Ky.) — who won his race with strong support from the Tea Party movement — said that he will "pressure" Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to take simple majority votes on spending cut amendments in the next Congress.
"I think that every piece of major legislation that goes forward from now on needs to have attached to it spending cuts," Paul said during a podcast with conservative blogger Ben Domenech. If Congress is serious about the nation’s ballooning debt and deficits, "We have to be serious and introduce spending cuts.”
"That’s one thing that I will do when I am there, is introduce it at every opportunity and we will have votes on it," he said.