"U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz speaking with attendees at the 2022 AmericaFest at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona" by Gage Skidmore

Call Matt Gaetz at 850-479-1183 and tell him to support the Spending Reduction and Border Security Act

Last Friday, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fl.) voted in lockstep with House Democrats to sink the House Republican plan to pass historic spending cuts and increase border security.

In response, Americans for Tax Reform is running the below ad campaign across the entire state of Florida. As reported yesterday, the ad campaign consists of radio and digital ads’ with a total cost in “the high six figures.”

After sinking the Spending Reduction and Border Security Act, Gaetz followed up by once again voting with all Democrats to oust the Republican Speaker of the House.

Gaetz, who not only votes with Democrats, but hires Democrat staffers to fill his office, led a cabal of 8 Republican House Members including Rep. Matt Rosendale – who prayed for House Republicans to lose the midterm elections – and Rep. Ken Buck who seeks to leave Congress to join CNN.

Below is ATR’s ad:

Transcript of Ad:

Why did Matt Gaetz join Nancy Pelosi, AOC and over 200 Democrats in killing the Republican plan to cut Washington spending and strengthen the border? 

Because Matt Gaetz would rather promote himself than protect taxpayers. 

Conservative Republicans had a deal to cut spending by 8 percent and restore Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” Policy.  The plan would have protected taxpayers and our borders!   But Matt Gaetz killed it. 

Matt Gaetz spends too much time chasing TV cameras and not enough time working together with conservatives to reign in Washington spending.   

Call Matt Gaetz at 850-479-1183 and tell him to stop voting with Democrats and start siding for Florida taxpayers.   

Paid for by Americans for Tax Reform. Learn more – visit ATR dot org slash cut spending. 

Details of the Spending Reduction and Border Security Act Killed by Gaetz

The Spending Reduction and Border Security Act (H.R 5525) would temporarily reduce spending by domestic discretionary spending by roughly 8 percent for a 31-day period. This would allow House Republicans more time to pass individual appropriations bills, further increasing the odds that real spending cuts pass into law. 

The legislation maintains current Fiscal Year 2023 funding levels for national defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Homeland Security, and disaster relief. 

The bill would also establish a Fiscal Commission to identify policies to improve the nation’s fiscal situation and achieve sustainable debt-to-GDP ratio over the long term. 

The legislation including key provision of the House’s immigration bill (H.R. 2) passed by the House earlier this year. This includes: 

  • Blocking funding to enforce Secretary Mayorkas’s order to weaken the Trump Administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy by creating loopholes to federal asylum policy, allowing unaccompanied children to cross the border, and offering parole to thousands of migrants each month.  
  • Prohibiting funding to dismantle or remove any section of the border wall, except to repair or replace portions of the barrier.  
  • Blocking funds to transport aliens unlawfully present into the interior of the country, with exceptions for unaccompanied alien children