U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), the Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, today asked Utahns to submit their ideas for how the Deficit Reduction Committee should cut government spending.
Hatch said that submissions he receives by Monday, October 10, will be considered for recommendations he is preparing to submit in his role as the top Republican on the powerful Senate Finance Committee, which is responsible for all revenue matters. Utahns can submit their ideas and proposals on HatchвЂ™s website by visiting https://1.usa.gov/rgJ3Ao, or by calling or writing to HatchвЂ™s Senate offices.
The Deficit Reduction Committee вЂ“ or SuperCommittee вЂ“ was created by Congress in early August and is tasked with finding $1.5 trillion dollars in spending cuts to slash the nationвЂ™s record-high $14.6 trillion debt. Hatch announced earlier this month he would submit recommendations to the SuperCommittee in his position as the Ranking Member of the Finance Committee.
вЂњIвЂ™ve always believed that the best ideas for how to fix the many problems that plague our nationвЂ™s capital come from Utah, not Washington,вЂќ Hatch said. вЂњI look forward to receiving UtahnsвЂ™ ideas for cutting runaway government spending and strengthening our economy so small businesses can go out and create jobs. I hope all Utahns will take a few minutes, visit my website or call my office, and offer their ideas on how we can once again set our country on a path to prosperity.вЂќ
In addition to the submissions received through his Senate website, Hatch will also be meeting with business and community leaders from across Utah next week to listen to their suggestions.