Reps. Pappas and Tauscher
February 19, 1997
in this forum:
How should Congress deal with entitlements? How do you tell a vital project from "pork"? Is the DNC financing scandal worse than those in the past or are they just getting noticed? Are term limits the way to go? REP. PAPPAS: Will the recent DNC scandal change the way fundraising is done? REP. TAUSCHER: What is the government's role in developing the nation's information infrastructure? REP. PAPPAS: How did you vote on term limits, population control, and a balanced budget amendment?
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A question from Jane Wyckoff of Flemington, NJ:
For Mr. Pappas
How did you vote on term limit bills, and why?
How did you vote on ``family planning'' foreign aid and why?
Will the balanced budget amendment ever move in this Congress or if it passes the House will it pass the Senate?
Rep. Mike Pappas responds:
I voted against instituting federal term limits because I believe they would stifle the voice of the people.
On the family planning vote, I voted against President Clinton's call for early release of international family planning money because it failed to contain safeguards that the money would be used to provide or promote abortions overseas. The American people should not have their tax dollars used to pay for abortions here or overseas.
The Balanced Budget Amendment is scheduled to come up for a vote in the House in the next couple of weeks. I believe it will pass both houses of Congress once the Americans are given the opportunity to hear the positive effects of a balanced budget. Lower interest rates on car loans and student loans will all be achieved under a balanced budget. I believe that America needs to keep focused on the big picture of balancing the budget.