GREENSBORO NEWS AND RECORD, Staff | March 21, 2016
"U.S. Rep. Mark Walker, R-6th, announced today that his congressional office returned more than $55,000 of its allocated budget for 2015 to the taxpayers."
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Mark Walker, R-6th, announced today that his congressional office returned more than $55,000 of its allocated budget for 2015 to the taxpayers.
According to a news release, Walker is continuing his predecessor, the late Rep. Howard Coble's legacy of "conservative office budgeting."
Walker has returned $55,571.36 of the $1.242 million appropriated for his 2015 office budget, according to the release. In his last two years in office, Coble returned $21,285.32 and $32,041.14 respectively. During the past three decades, 6th District representatives have returned $1,859,901.43.
"When I was elected to Congress in 2014, I made a pledge to reduce the size and scope of the federal government, while providing the quality service our constituents expect and deserve. I have tried to follow through on this pledge by not only supporting fiscally-responsible legislation, but also by implementing responsible budgeting for our own office," Walker said in the release.