Wicker pushes for 5 percent cut to Senate budget

Mississippi Republican Sen. Roger Wicker is calling for a 5 percent cut in the Senate budget, following the House’s path earlier this month.

Ahead of President Obama’s State of the Union address, Wicker plans to introduce a resolution on Tuesday that would cut the Senate’s budget, he told Fox News on Monday.

He has already cut his personal office’s budget by 5 percent and is pushing for Senate leadership to follow the lead of the House, which approved a resolution that cuts all House budgets by 5 percent, saving about $35 million. That resolution passed the House on a 410-13 vote on Jan. 6.

The Hill
1/24/11