House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) today released the following statement on three bills that were adopted by the House as part of Stop Government Abuse Week:
"We in the House remain committed to fulfilling our Constitutional duty of holding the Obama Administration accountable for its abuse of power through executive overreach. Throughout the week, we will be voting on legislation that will help stop government abuse, protect working middle class families and restore the American people's trust in government. Today we have adopted three bills to that end. I thank Chairman Dave Camp, Congressman Billy Long, and Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner for their work on these important bills to help stop government abuse."
H.R. 3865 - Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act
"The Obama Administration is moving forward with rules crafted by bureaucrats to silence opposing speech and criticism. That is the hallmark of authoritarian nations, not the United States of America. Whether you disagree with the President or agree with him, your free speech should be protected in America. The House will has adopted the Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act to ensure that all organizations on all sides of an issue can continue to educate citizens, register voters, and promote the common good."
H.R. 3308 - Taxpayer Transparency Act
"As more and more tax dollars are being used to fund the Administration's political agenda, we in the House believe it is important that the American people know exactly how and why their hard-earned tax dollars are being spent."
H.R. 1944 - Private Property Rights Protection Act
"No American's home should be taken from him or her by a government entity who abuses its constitutional authority, deciding that another private entity can make better use of that property. The House will continue to fight eminent domain abuses so that the American people can rest assured that their private property rights are protected."