This week, the Republican House leadership succeeded in passing legislation to continue funding the government at current levels for the next six months.
Rep. Dan Benishek, R-Mich., says he would like to see less spending but there cannot be a government shutdown right before the elections.
He argues that the path to real reductions in government spending will come with Republican wins in November that give the GOP control of the White House and both chambers of Congress.
Benishek also details the "No More Solyndras Act," which is aimed at ending massive taxpayer-funded loans to "cronies" of President Obama. Solyndra and several other green energy firms went bankrupt, despite billions in taxpayer loans.
The bill, passed by the House on Sept. 14, phases out the federal loan guarantees that have cost taxpayers more than $500 million. Democrats have called the bill an election-year stunt.