Senator Mark Pryor wants our ideas on how to cut federal spending. Take a look at this video clip below:
Senator Pryor has asked us to send our ideas to him at firstname.lastname@example.org and I have done so in the past and will continue to do so in the future.
On May 11, 2011, I emailed to this above address and I got this email back from Senator Pryor’s office:
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- $725,000 for the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;
- $200,000 for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio;
- $150,000 for a single traffic light in Briarcliff Manor, New York;
- $100,000 for the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, Tennessee;
- $500,000 for the Montana Sheep Institute; and
- $50 million to construct an indoor rainforest in Coralville, Iowa.
- Turn back the federal gas tax, as well as all federal highway and mass transit spending, to the states (2004 spending: $37 billion, discretionary);3
- Devolve federal housing programs to state and local governments and cut federal strings on how the programs are operated ($31 billion, discretionary);
- Send job training programs back to the states ($5,600 million, discretionary);
- Transfer economic development programs (e.g., Community Development Block Grants, the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Denali Commission, and the Tennessee Valley Authority) back to the regions that best know how to address their local economies ($5,952 million, discretionary);
- Devolve Bureau of Reclamation and Army Corps of Engineers projects to state and regional authorities ($5,614 million, discretionary);
- Allow states flexibility and control over their own education programs;
- Send the Superfund program to the states and allow local flexibility in deciding how to clean contaminated sites ($1,108 million, discretionary);
- Turn back law enforcement grant programs to the states ($3,041 million, discretionary);
- Devolve the Natural Resources Conservation Service to the states ($3,046 million, discretionary);
- Transfer the Institute of Museum Services and Library Sciences to the states ($262 million, discretionary);
- Devolve Youth Opportunity Grants to local governments ($40 million, discretionary);
- Send the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation to the cities it affects ($114 million, discretionary); and
- Eliminate the practice of earmarking federal funds for local projects.