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I joined John Stossel this week on his special segment, Union Power, to discuss federal employees' use of taxpayer dollars to do union business, a practice known as "official time." In some cases, there are federal employees authorized to spend 100 percent of their work day on official time.

The Federal Employee Accountability Act, H.R. 122, is legislation I introduced to eliminate this practice. During these uncertain economic times, we must account for every dollar spent and combat government waste wherever it is found. Public employees must focus on their responsibilities for which they were hired. Repealing government- wide use of official time would allow greater oversight of taxpayer dollars and create more efficiency in the federal workforce.


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