Vote tally records from the U.S. House Clerk’s office show U.S. Rep. Lee Terry has voted 157 times over the past two and a half years to cut federal spending by trillions of dollars. The votes include proposals to reduce federal programs by five, ten, 25 percent or more.
Had Terry’s position prevailed on these measures, federal spending would be $7 trillion less than current law over the next ten years.
Terry supported dozens of proposals to eliminate local earmarks from bills that were considered on the floor of the U.S. House. He also voted for numerous percentage cuts to pending legislation or, in cases like the 2009 stimulus plan or 2010 healthcare law, opposed the bills outright.
During the 2009-10 session, Terry voted 83 times on the House floor to cut spending. So far in 2011, he was voted 74 times to do so.
Terry has consistently received an “A” rating from Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom (NTF) for his efforts to reduce federal spending and the debt.