Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is proposing that the United States use spending cuts to fund approximately $8 billion in aid for areas hit by Hurricane Harvey.
The senator says that the GOP should add spending cuts to the House-passed hurricane bill once it reaches the Senate. For now, Republicans are expected to attach a deal that would continue to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling for three months.
Being against deficit spending and increasing the debt ceiling is nothing new for Paul.
“As the Senate prepares to vote on hurricane aid, I will be introducing an ‘America First’ amendment to cut wasteful spending from abroad to pay for much-needed relief here at home,” Paul said, adding that “any new spending should be offset by significant reforms.”
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