The Daily Caller reached out to the primary sponsors of each mentioned measure for comment and asked via email if their declarations were worth the cash they cost to pass, enact and print.
Grassely’s was the lone office to respond, pointing out that the Iowa senator is a co-sponsor of Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn’s “Stop the OverPrinting (STOP) Act of 2011” to end the mandatory printing of bills. That measure is currently stalled in the Senate.
In early 2011, the House unanimously passed their version of the STOP Act. Republicans argued that the legislation could have saved taxpayers $35 million over a decade, Fox News reported at the time.
The Senate has not passed a budget in more than three years.