The American people are rightly frustrated by a government that thinks it knows best. These frustrations are a symptom of the People losing our power to ensure every penny of taxpayer money and every decision by federal agencies are subject to citizens’ scrutiny.
That’s why I have introduced the USA Act, legislation to restore the “power of the purse” to the American people. The USA Act eliminates unauthorized spending — any spending on government programs that hasn’t been reauthorized by the people’s representatives.
Perhaps CNN’s Jake Tapper says it best: These are Zombie Government Programs — programs that I believe prevent “We the People” from exercising our power of the purse.
Support continues for USA Act: SOUND BUDGET POLICY THAT WOULD BENEFIT TAXPAYERS, FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
Support builds for McMorris Rodgers’s USA Act: A THOUGHTFUL APPROACH TO INCREASING ACCOUNTABILITY
On March 17, 2016, McMorris Rodgers urges colleagues to support the USA Act on the House floor: THE CITIZENS’ SCRUTINY
In the news: PRESS TALKING ABOUT MCMORRIS RODGERS’S USA ACT
On March 15, 2016, McMorris Rodgers highlights need for USA Act at Capitol Hill press conference: TOO MUCH OF THE GOVERNMENT IS ON AUTOPILOT…
On March 14, 2016, McMorris Rodgers introduces H.R. 4730: USA ACT INTRODUCED
On February 16, 2016, On his birthday, McMorris Rodgers recalls the charge George Washington gave to “We the People:” A REMINDER
On February 11, 2016, McMorris Rodgers introduced a resolution affirming Congress’s intent to restore authority and power to the American people: RESTORING REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT
Find the full text of H.R. 4730 here: UNAUTHORIZED SPENDING ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 2016
Current cosponsors: Reps. Brian Babin (TX-36), Joe Barton (TX-6), Dan Benisheck (MI-1), Rob Bishop (UT-1), Diane Black (TN-6), Dave Brat (VA-7), Ken Buck (CO-4), Bradley Byrne (AL-1), Kevin Cramer (ND), Rodney Davis (IL-13), Blake Farenthold (TX-27), Bill Flores (TX-17), Trent Franks (AZ-8), Glenn Grothman (WI-6), Andy Harris (MD-01), Richard Hudson (NC-8), Darrell Issa (CA-49), Cynthia Lummis (WY), Tom McClintock (CA-4), David McKinley (WV-1), Luke Messer (IN-6), Markwayne Mullin (OK-2), Dan Newhouse (WA-4), Pete Olson (TX-22), Gary Palmer (AL-6), Tom Price (GA-6), James Renacci (OH-16), Reid Ribble (WI-8), David Rouzer (NC-07), Ann Wagner (MO-2), Mark Walker (NC-6), Randy Weber (TX-14), and Bruce Westerman (AR-4).