Today, Speaker Paul Ryan announced the appointment of Representative Pat Tiberi as Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee. Tiberi released the following statement: “It is an honor to be n...
TIBERI RETURNS 14 PERCENT OF 2011 OFFICE BUDGET
More Than $2.1 Million in Taxpayer Dollars Saved Over House Career
U.S. Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH) today announced he returned 14 percent, $199,489.74, of his 2011 office budget to the government. In fact, Congressman Tiberi’s office spent nearly $90,000 less in 2011 than it did the previous year. Congressman Tiberi’s office has spent less in 2011 than it has since 2007. Since Congressman Tiberi has been in office, he has returned $2,106,249 to the government.
“I believe serving in Congress is a privilege and take the responsibility of spending taxpayer money very seriously,” said Congressman Tiberi. “I continue to push for more responsible federal spending and I believe members of Congress should lead by example. After all, families across the country are making difficult decisions every day, and they should be able to expect the same from their elected representatives.”
This savings is on top of the across the board 5 percent budget reduction enacted when Republicans regained the majority, effectively running his office with a 19 percent budget cut from 2010. Each House member is allotted funds each year to run their offices, pay employees, travel to Washington, D.C., and fund constituent communication.