Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul announced in a press release last week that he will be writing a $600,000 check to the United States Treasury Department as part of his operating budget that was not spent.
According to the figures, the $600,000 sum is more than 20 percent of his operating budget. It was revealed last year that Paul, the son of the three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul, returned half a million dollars of unspent money to the Treasury.
“I ran to stop the reckless spending, and I pledged to the people of Kentucky that I would work to keep their hard-earned money out of the hands of Washington bureaucrats whose irresponsible spending has threatened our country’s economic health,” stated Paul.
It was also confirmed that he will be introducing legislation that would give federal employees incentives to find and eliminate wasteful programs in various federal departments and agencies in Washington.