Search Form
First, enter a politician or zip code
Now, choose a category

Public Statements

House Republicans Are Determined To Stop Government Abuse With 10 Bills On Floor This Week That Cong. Ros-Lehtinen Is Pleased To Support In An Effort To Redesign Federal Bureaucracy & Rebuild The Trust Many Taxpayer's Have Lost

Press Release

Location: Washington, DC

This week Republicans in the U.S. House will be presenting 10 bills that are meant to stop government abuse and rebuild the trust that many taxpayers have lost as a result of recent scandals. Cong. Ros-Lehtinen strongly supports this initiative and is pleased to join her GOP colleagues in this important endeavor. Below is a listing of the upcoming legislation.

1- Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care -- H.R. 2009 -- This bill would prevent the IRS from implementing the immense federal power grab known as ObamaCare.

2- Keep Federal Bureacrats from Ruining the Economy and Lowering Wages, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS ACT) -- H.R. 367 -- This important bill would require Congressional approval for any regulation or set of regulations that cost more than $100 million.

3- Citizen Empowerment Act -- H.R. 2711 -- This legislation will require the creation of an affirmative right for persons to record their meetings and telephone calls with a federal regulatory official that are engaged in enforcement activites and requires that persons be notified of their rights.

4- Government Employee Accountability Act -- H.R. 2579 -- This bill will give federal agencies the option to place employees on unpaid leave when they are under investigation for some serious crimes.

5- Government Customer Service Improvement Act -- H.R. 1660 --This bill requires federal agencies to adopt customer service standards and use customer feedback to improve their performances.

6- Government Spending Accountability Act -- H.R. 313 -- This legislation increases transparency with respect to taxpayer funded conferences, places limits on federal conferences and requires agency approval from the top administrator for the most costly conferences.

7- Common Sense in Compensation Act -- H.R. 1541 -- This legislation would place limits on the size of bonuses and it will also limit the number of senior agency employees who can receive bonuses in a particular year.

8- Stop Targeting Our Politics IRS Act -- H.R. 2565 -- This bill would provide for the termination of any IRS employee who takes official actions for political purposes.

9- Stop Playing on Citizen's Cash Act -- H.R. 2533 -- This bill imposes a moratorium on IRS conferences until the Inspector General's recommendations are implemented.

10- The Taxpayer Bill of Rights -- H.R. 2768 -- This bill will specify the rights that citizens have when dealing with the IRS, including privacy rights.

Said Ros-Lehtinen, The American people are sick and tired of Washington scandals and federal mismanagement. Each of these bills is meant to restore the confidence that the taxpayer has in the government. I am pleased that our GOP Conference has begun this important work and I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to produce bipartisan bills that will restore trust in government and control federal mismanagement."

Skip to top

Help us stay free for all your Fellow Americans

Just $5 from everyone reading this would do it.

Back to top