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YouCut – a first-of-its-kind project - is designed to defeat the permissive culture of runaway spending in Congress. It allows you to vote, both online and on your cell phone, on spending cuts that you want to see the House enact. Each week that the House is in session, we will take the winning item and offer it to the full House for an up-or-down vote, so that you can see where your representative stands on your priorities.

112th Congress YouCut: Phase II Legislation

Each week, the public votes on which items should be included in the YouCut program; click on the link below to track the YouCut legislation from the 112th Congress.

Week One: Terminate U.S. Contributions to the United Nations Population Fund

Week Two: Terminate the Federal Railroad Administration’s Funding of High-Speed Rail Projects

Week Three: Reduce the number of Federal Employees by 10 Percent through attrition

Week Four: Terminate Funding for Comparative Effectiveness at the AHRQ

Week Five: Refocus National Park Service Spending on National Parks

Week Six: Eliminate Cell Phone Subsidies in the Universal Service Fund

Week Seven: Repeal the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Program

Week Eight: Eliminate the Science To Achieve Results Program

Week Nine: Enforce Restrictions Excluding Illegal Aliens From Refundable Tax Credits

Week Ten: Eliminate the Ready To Learn Television Program

Week Eleven: Terminate National Science Foundation Grants for Arctic Research

Week Twelve: Terminate the Weatherization Assistance Program

Week Thirteen: Suspend Federal Land Purchases

Week Fourteen: Terminate HUD's HOPE VI Program

Week Fifteen: Terminate Federal Programs that Pay People to Volunteer

Week Sixteen: Stop Rewarding States for Recruiting Additional Food Stamp Recipients

Week Seventeen: Stop Mine Cleanup Payments to States that Already Completed the Cleanups

Week Eighteen: Terminate a Program that Pays Farmers for Conservation Improvements

Week Nineteen: Reduce Number of Non-Essential Vehicles Purchased or Leased by Agencies

Week Twenty: Terminate a DOL Office that Focuses on Labor Problems in Foreign Countries

Week Twenty One: Reduce Funding for Poor Performing Grantees in the CSBG Program

Week Twenty Two: Terminate loan guarantees for speculative alternative technology ventures like Solyndra

Week Twenty Three: Reduce Census Bureau data collection that is beyond the Constitutional mandate

Week Twenty Four: Reduce the number of TSA agents by increasing the efficiency of airport security screening



112th Congress YouCut Legislation

Each week, the public votes on which items should be included in the YouCut program.

Week One: End Duplicative Government Printing

Week Two: End the Presidential Election Fund ($520 Million Savings)

Week Three: Obtain Refund of U.N. Tax Equalization Fund ($180 Million Savings)

H.R. 1 - The Continuing Resolution

Week Four: Terminate the Neighborhood Stabilization Fund (Approximately $1 Billion in Savings)

Week Five: Reduce DoD Printing/Reproduction Budget (Approximately $180 Million in Savings)

Week Six: Repeal the $17 Billion "Prevention and Public Health Fund" Created in the 2010 Health Care Law ($17 Billion in Savings)
YouCut Legislation
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