Plainly stated—our spending is unsustainable and it must be addressed. We must rein in our spending in a responsible way. Some programs need large cuts, others we must be smarter about, and cut only where it’s needed. In order to rein in spending we must pass appropriations legislation on its own merit without tying bloated programs to must pass funding legislation for the military and our troops. I am carrying legislation that states military and defense appropriations bills should be voted on separately from other spending bills. This will bring us a step closer to returning to regular order and getting this country on a more fiscally responsible course.