Vote 'YES' on Amendments to H.R. 5016 | Council For Citizens Against Government Waste

Vote 'YES' on Amendments to H.R. 5016

Letters to Officials

July 16, 2014
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C.  20515

 

Dear Representative, 

You will soon consider H.R. 5016, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2015.  On behalf of the more than one million members and supporters of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW), I urge you to support the following amendments.

  • Rep. Paul Gosar’s (R-Ariz.) amendment, which would prohibit funds from being used to award bonuses to members of the IRS executive service.
  • Rep. Ron DeSantis’ (R-Fla.) amendment, which would prohibit funds from being used by the IRS to create machine readable materials that are not subject to safeguards.
  • Rep. DeSantis’ amendment, which would prohibit funds from being used by the IRS on conferences.
  • Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s (R-Tenn.) amendment, which would enact a 1 percent spending reduction to all accounts in the bill.  The amendment would exempt the Treasury-Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Salaries and Expenses accounts for all courts under Title III-Judiciary, payments to the Judiciary Retirement Funds, and the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund for the Office of Personnel Management.
  • Rep. Blackburn’s amendment, which would prohibit funds from being used under the TARP Hardest Hit Fund to fulfill unfunded state and local pension obligations.
  • Rep. Blackburn’s amendment, which would prohibit funds from being used by the Federal Communications Commission to implement any regulation preempting state law regarding municipal broadband internet access.

These amendments would eliminate or reduce funding from profligate government-funded programs that Americans do not need and taxpayers simply cannot afford.  All votes on H.R. 5016 will be among those considered in CCAGW’s 2014 Congressional Ratings.

Sincerely,

Tom Schatz
President, CCAGW

 

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