Senator Marco Rubio is a Republican from Florida.
Recently, I introduced the Returned Exclusively For Unpaid National Debt (REFUND) Act, which would allow states to return unwanted federal funds to the federal Treasury in order to help pay down our staggering national debt.
The REFUND Act would end the age-old "use-it-or-lose-it" mentality that encourages states to accept money from a deeply indebted federal government for projects that are wasteful, unnecessary or that come with too many strings attached. In essence, it would empower state legislatures to help curb Washington's spending spree.
Even without this power, many fiscally responsible states have been making the tough decisions to reject federal dollars. They've done so because these funds often come with Washington-concocted strings requiring higher spending or higher taxes — or both.
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