As part of his Wasteful Wednesdays initiative U.S. Congressman Ralph Norman in a press released talked about a bill that would prohibit the Department of Health and Human Services from studying the impact of cigar flavors.
HHS awarded more than $100,000 of taxpayer dollars to research how the flavor of a cigar is related to the likelihood of young adults beginning to smoke. Norman said this is not the only wasteful item taxpayer dollars are going to.
Norman said his idea has caught on and other people are starting to do it too. He said every agency has room to cut funds.