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power over the purse

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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Providing For Consideration Of H.J. Res. 124, Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015 September 16, 2014
Louise Slaughter, D-NY
"Mr. Speaker, when James Madison declared the Congress’ “power over the purse” in the Federalist Papers as the most “complete and effectual weapon,” he warned of “dishonorable stagnation.” I fear we have achieved that. Rather than doing the hard work of coming up with long-term fiscal solutions for our Nation, we have resorted, once again, to short-term measures."
Continuing Appropriations October 8, 2013
Mike Lee, R-UT
"The House of Representatives can not only refuse, but they alone can propose the supplies requisite for the support of Government. They, in a word, hold the purse; that powerful instrument by which we behold, in the history of the British Constitution, an infant and humble representation of the People gradually enlarging the sphere of its activity and importance, and finally reducing, as far as it seems to have wished, all the overgrown prerogatives of the other branches of the Government. This power over the purse may, in fact, be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon with which any Constitution can arm the immediate Representatives of the People, for obtaining a redress of every grievance, and for carrying into effect every just and salutary measure."
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 2216, Military Construction And Veterans Affairs, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014; And Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 2217, Department Of… June 4, 2013
Rob Woodall, R-GA
"This power over the purse may, in fact, be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon with which any constitution can arm the immediate representatives of the people, for obtaining a redress of every grievance, and for carrying into effect every just and salutary measure."
Earmarks November 29, 2010
James Inhofe, R-OK
"The power over the purse may, in fact, be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon with which any Constitution can arm the immediate representatives of the people for obtaining redress of every grievance."
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions November 15, 2010
James Inhofe, R-OK
"The power over the purse in fact may be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon with which any Constitution can arm the immediate representatives of the people, for obtaining a redress in every grievance . . ."

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