Cutting Spending and the Debt
U.S. Rep. Lee Terry is a leader when it comes to the fight over spending. Very simply, the federal government is spending and borrowing too much. To address this, in 2009, 2010 and 2011, Lee voted 157 times on the floor of the House to cut spending. Had the Senate not blocked some of the bigger items, Lee’s votes would mean wewould be spending $7 trillion less than currently planned over the next ten years. That’s real leadership! Lee voted against the omnibus $1trillion budget bill in December 2011 because it failed to prioritize spending and reflected badly on Congress’ failure to get a basic job done. Finally, Lee voted in 2011 in favor of a constitutional amendment to require a balanced federal budget. Lee’s record on spending issues is outstanding and represents real fiscal responsibility—and that’s one reason Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom has given him an “A” rating for his work on budget issues.
Securing Our Energy Future
Rep. Lee Terry is known as a real leader in moving America toward energy security and independence. He was the leading advocate for legislation last year thatwould require the federal government to make a final decision on the Keystone XL Pipeline, a shovel ready
project that would create tens of thousands of jobs immediately and bring needed energy into this country from a friendly source, Canada. Lee received national news coverage for his efforts, appearing a half dozen times on Fox News to discuss the need for the project.