Representative John Conyers, Jr., a Detroit Democrat, was re-elected to represent the 14th Congressional District in November of 2008, to his 22nd term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
At the end of this month, the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
will hold its first meeting and begin to consider ways to dig our nation out from the irresponsible deficits created by the Bush Administration
. This presidentially-created 18-member commission is tasked with addressing "the growth of entitlement spending and the gap between the projected revenues and expenditures of the Federal Government."
While I and many of my fellow Members of Congress support efforts to balance the budget, it is critically important that this commission examine every part of the federal budget during this process. For example, the Commission should most certainly consider the $985 billion dollars spent on foreign wars since 2001. more »
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