Meuser Announces 2019 Congressional Office Budget Surplus

February 11, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Office of Congressman Dan Meuser (PA-09) today announced that the office would be returning to the United States Treasury $159,962 of its allocated $1,353,606 annual budget, representing a savings of 11.8%.

“Bringing a business-minded approach to Congress, I was determined only to spend tax dollars in areas that benefit my constituents,” said Meuser. “When we in Congress talk about spending taxpayer money more responsibly, we also have to walk the walk. Anyone who runs a budget of any size knows, it’s not just about making cuts, it’s about smart spending.  By doing this, we were able to provide constituent services at a high level of excellence and prove you can do more with less.”

“My staff and I maintain a presence in all eight counties in Pennsylvania’s Ninth District, and we all actively stay in touch with our constituents to know and represent their communities, and to earn their trust. This week, President Trump released a budget that challenges the entire federal government to be a better partner and to do more with less. We must begin paying off our nation’s debt and set course for a stable financial future. As a Member of the House Budget Committee, I am working to lead by example and will bring the same responsible approach to conversations regarding the entire federal budget.”

Each congressional office is allocated an annual budget known as the “Members’ Representational Allowance” or “MRA,” at the determination of the Committee on House Administration. The MRA budget is fully inclusive of all office expenses, including constituent outreach, office supplies, staff salaries, office rents, and official travel.