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Entry Title Date
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 . . ."
Appropriations Bills November 19, 2009
Thad Cochran, R-MS
"Given our Nation’s fiscal situation, however, it seems to me we should strongly favor a procedure that requires Congress to consider programmatic spending every year. This is the very principle stated in paragraph 13 of rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of the Senate. This is not a question of which committee has the power over the purse. It is a question of whether Congress will maintain the power over the purse and deliberately exercise it."

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