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:
Please note, this is not a monitored email account. Due to the sheer volume of correspondence I receive, I ask that constituents please contact me via my website with any responses or additional concerns. If you would like a specific reply to your message, please visit http://pryor.senate.gov/contact. This system ensures that I will continue to keep Arkansas First by allowing me to better organize the thousands of emails I get from Arkansans each week and ensuring that I have all the information I need to respond to your particular communication in timely manner. I appreciate you writing. I always welcome your input and suggestions. Please do not hesitate to contact me on any issue of concern to you in the future.
- Sell the remaining Power Marketing Administrations through a stock offering (2004 spending: $155 million, discretionary);5
- Require that the Corporation for Public Broadcasting fund itself as all other television networks do ($437 million, discretionary);
- Privatize the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation ($14 million, discretionary);
- Allow government agencies to accept bids on government printing jobs instead of having to use the Government Printing Office (GPO) ($130 million, discretionary);
- Shift the National Agricultural Statistics Service to the private sector ($124 million, discretionary);
- Sell Amtrak through a stock offering ($1,334 million, discretionary);
- Privatize the next-generation high-speed rail program ($27 million, discretionary);
- Turn over the foreign market development program to the assisted industries ($24 million, mandatory);
- Privatize ineffective applied research programs for energy conversation research, fossil fuels, and solar and renewable energy ($1,640 million, discretionary);
- Sell many of the federal government’s 1,200 civilian aircraft and 380,000 non-tactical, non-postal vehicles;
- Shift the Energy Information Agency’s duties to the private sector ($78 million, discretionary);
- Privatize the Architect of the Capitol ($534 million, discretionary); and
- Privatize-commercialize air traffic control operations and fully fund with user fees.