Blue Dogs Seek to Take a Bite Out of Spending

The Blue Dog Democrats, fresh off of attaining long-sought statutory PAYGO rules, are now setting their sights on capping discretionary spending. They plan to offer a proposal that goes beyond the spending freeze called for in the president’s budget.

CRFB supports caps on discretionary spending and has discussed how PAYGO and discretionary spending caps are complementary budget controls that work best together. Stabilizing the debt will require implementing both pay-as-you-go rules and spending caps.