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

Jul 29, 2013

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.”