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Congressman Patrick McHenry was recognized as a Fiscal Hero of the 118th Congress by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.

Rep. Patrick McHenry

McHenry, a Republican who represents North Carolina’s 10th District, was the architect of H.R.3746, the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023, which secured historic spending cuts, the largest funding rescissions in history, and pro-growth regulatory reforms for the first time in a debt ceiling negotiation.

“There is more work to be done to rein in federal spending and secure our economic future,” McHenry said. “However, we took a significant step forward with the passage of the Fiscal Responsibility Act. I am proud of my work on this legislation and my work throughout my time in Congress to lower spending. I appreciate the recognition for my efforts.”

Maya MacGuineas, President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of Fix the Debt, praised the congressman’s work.

“Fiscal responsibility is a stewardship, not only for Americans today but for generations of Americans to come. We applaud this year’s Fiscal Heroes, including Rep. McHenry, for having the courage to prioritize our fiscal health and work towards achieving a more sustainable debt trajectory. Through legislation, speeches, engagement back home, and tough political decisions, these members of Congress have distinguished themselves as leaders on these key issues, and we are honored to recognize and applaud them for their efforts. We look forward to seeing how these Fiscal Heroes will build on the momentum in the past year to make even greater strides going forward.”

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization committed to educating the public on issues with significant fiscal policy impact.

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