USA Act

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 Programsprograms that I believe prevent “We the People” from exercising our power of the purse.

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Learn more:

Support continues for USA Act: SOUND BUDGET POLICY THAT WOULD BENEFIT TAXPAYERS, FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Support builds for McMorris Rodgers’s USA ActA 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).

 

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