Rep. Estes Receives Fiscal Hero Award

Yesterday, Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) was recognized by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget as a Fiscal Hero of the 118th Congress.
"Our national debt is more than $34.5 trillion and we borrow about $100,000 per second – this is a burden that will weigh down the next generation and is already slowing down our economy and contributing to the historic inflation crushing Kansas families," said Rep. Estes. "The Washington impulse to spend uncontrollably needs to be reined in if we're going to change course and improve our nation's fiscal health. I'm honored to be counted among the Fiscal Heroes of the 118th Congress and look forward to working with my colleagues to continue to push for responsible, restrained spending and regular order."
Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of Fix the Debt, said, "Fiscal responsibility is a stewardship, not only for Americans today but for future generations. We applaud Rep. Estes, one of this year's Fiscal Heroes and a leader of the Bipartisan Fiscal Forum, for prioritizing our fiscal health and working tirelessly to achieve a more sustainable debt trajectory. We are honored to recognize Rep. Estes with the Fiscal Hero award and applaud him for his efforts. We look forward to seeing how he will build on the past year's momentum to steer our nation towards a better fiscal future."

Rep. Estes has long been a leader in the fight to curtail Washington’s wasteful spending and return Congress to regular order. He has cosponsored a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution multiple times and introduced an amendment to cut 1% of non-defense spending in the last Congress. Last year, he helped launch the Bipartisan Fiscal Forum and was appointed to serve on the Budget Committee’s Oversight Task Force. In February, Rep. Estes helped introduce the Business Cycle Balanced Budget Amendment, which would require the federal government to balance its budget and rein in out-of-control spending. In addition to his legislative work, Rep. Estes frequently writes about the debt and most recently published an op-ed in National Review decrying Biden’s disastrous budget proposal and earlier wrote for Fox News on the danger of America’s coinciding fiscal pandemics.

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