Washington, DC -- U.S Representative Ted Budd (R-NC) released the following statement regarding the passage of Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons (CUFF) Act:
“It’s hard to find a better example of the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing than one part of the government paying money to people another part of the government is trying to put in jail. It strikes me as common sense that if we’re going to take money from law abiding taxpayers, we ought not to be giving it to lawbreaking recipients. This bill is one step towards fixing that problem.”
The CUFF Act would prevent individuals with active arrest warrants and parole violators from receiving Supplemental Security Income payments, saving around $200 million in federal spending a year. The bill passed the House with a bipartisan majority.