Stop Government Abuse Week in Motion

Today marks the first day of ‘Stop Government Abuse Week.”  House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has announced that the House will vote on a series of bills to rein in executive overreach.

Leader Cantor said in a statement, “The Obama administration continues to abuse its power through selective enforcement of the laws and the use of executive actions to bypass Congress.”

Among the 14 bills to be considered this week are:

  • H.R. 899 – Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act of 2013. Introduced by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C), the bill would require government agencies to report the annual costs of proposed regulations on the economy. 
  • H.R. 1423 – Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act. A bill authored by Rep.  James Lankford (R-Okla.) that would require federal agencies to disclose documentation of how they allocate taxpayer dollars.
  • H.R. 1232 – Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act introduced by Rep. Darrel Issa (R-Calif.).  The bill would reform the procurement of roughly $80 billion annually in IT products and services the government uses.

‘Stop Government Abuse Week’ is Rep. Cantor’s way of fighting back against Obama’s imperial "pen and phone" strategy. If passed, the bills introduced this week will increase transparency and accountability of taxpayer dollars, and will hold the President accountable for making unilateral decisions about the nation’s health care and energy issues. 

TAGS: Spending, Regulation, Transparency, issues

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