Latest True Fact-checks in Federal Budget Glenn Grothman stated on October 2, 2019 in a newspaper: Millionaires are eligible for food stamps, but "Donald Trump came along and decided to put a stop to it." Allen Thomas stated on April 9, 2019 in a candidate questionnaire: "Currently, 23 percent of our military's infrastructure is graded as 'poor' while 9 percent is 'failing.'" Roy Blunt stated on December 1, 2018 in a tweet: The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2019 "includes the largest pay raise in nearly 10 years." David McKinley stated on November 15, 2018 in a tweet: The United States "spends more on potato chips than we do on ALL energy R&D." Nate McMurray stated on October 30, 2018 in a debate: "Do you know that New York State pays out way more than they ever get back?" Ann McLane Kuster stated on June 5, 2017 in a meeting with nonprofit leaders: For 22 percent of N.H. Meals on Wheels recipients, the delivery driver is "the only human contact in their life from week to week." Scott Peters stated on April 24, 2017 in a news article: The estimated price of President Trump’s border wall is the same as the cost of "one and a half aircraft carriers." Raj Shah stated on February 24, 2017 in an op-ed: "Most U.S. foreign assistance ... is given to U.S. companies and nonprofits in the form of contracts and grants." John Kerry stated on October 26, 2016 in a speech at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs: "Surveys show that many of our citizens think we devote a full quarter or even a third of our federal budget to foreign aid." Ruben Hinojosa stated on July 16, 2016 in a tweet: "50% of Hispanic students count on Pell Grants to pay for college." Jonathan Jarvis stated on June 14, 2016 in testimony before a U.S. House committee: The National Park Service has "an annual budget that is less than the city of Austin." Marco Rubio stated on March 11, 2016 in a GOP debate at the University of Miami: Foreign aid "is less than 1 percent of our federal budget." Ted Cruz stated on January 14, 2016 in a Republican presidential debate in North Charleston, S.C.: Says Marco Rubio "knows full well I voted for his amendment to increase military spending to $697 billion." Gwen Moore stated on September 29, 2015 in a speech: "60 percent of all Americans do not want to see Planned Parenthood defunded." Tom Cole stated on September 27, 2015 in an interview on Fox News Sunday: "There’s no money" for Planned Parenthood in the bill that would keep the government open. Club for Growth stated on July 20, 2015 in a statement: Says David Jolly refused "to cut spending for a national greenhouse in D.C." Rick Perry stated on May 16, 2015 in a speech in Iowa: "One out of five of our children live in a family that’s on food stamps." Tom Price stated on March 18, 2015 in the 2016 Budget Resolution from House Budget Committee: Under current conditions, by 2023, the interest payments on the national debt will be $722 billion, larger than the projected defense spending of $696 billion. Scott Walker stated on February 6, 2015 in a speech: Six of the nation’s 10 wealthiest counties, "according to median income, are in and around the Washington, D.C. area." Lloyd Doggett stated on January 26, 2015 in oped commentary: The Department of Homeland Security is "the only federal department not funded for this entire fiscal year" by Congress. Doug Muder stated on October 20, 2014 in a post on the Weekly Sift blog: Says Sen. Rand Paul’s 2011 budget "included a big cut in the CDC." John Cornyn stated on September 7, 2014 in an interview for "Inside Texas Politics" on WFAA-TV, Channel 8, in Dallas: My office sends federal "money back every year." Gwen Graham stated on September 25, 2014 in a campaign commercial: Says U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland "voted to keep the shutdown going." Barack Obama stated on September 1, 2014 in a speech in Milwaukee: "We cut our deficits by more than half." Rand Paul stated on August 5, 2014 in a speech in Iowa: "It cost us more to shut the government down than to keep it open." Democratic National Committee stated on May 29, 2014 in an email blast: Rick Perry doesn’t think there should be a federal minimum wage. Lamar Smith stated on March 26, 2014 in a committee hearing: The National Science Foundation awarded $700,000 to fund a climate change musical. Ed Gillespie stated on January 16, 2014 in a web ad.: Mark Warner voted for "nearly $1 trillion in new taxes and $7 trillion in new debt." Paul Ryan stated on December 19, 2013 in an interview: Members of the military don’t "contribute toward their pension." Peter Orszag stated on December 15, 2013 in an interview on CNN's "State of the Union": "Medicare costs have slowed down dramatically. In fact, the first two months of this fiscal year, Medicare costs were down even in nominal terms relative to the previous year."