INTRODUCING BIPARTISAN BILL TO END DUPLICATIVE GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS
WASHINGTON. D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Guinta (R-NH) launched Operation TAXPAYER, an ongoing initiative To AX Persistent Abuse of Your Earned Revenue. The first part of this initiative includes introducing H.Res 45 – a bipartisan piece of legislation cosponsored by Congresswoman Gwen Graham (D-FL). H.Res 45 would fundamentally alter the way legislation is brought to the House floor with the intention of reducing government waste and spending.
Congressman Guinta released the following statement:
“Last year, billions of dollars were wasted funding duplicative government programs, crowding out dollars for worthwhile programs that serve our common goal of helping those in need. This bill is a common-sense first step towards curbing this ‘spend first, pay later’ mentality. Once we begin to eliminate the waste plaguing our government, we can begin to take sizable bites out of our debt and deficit while ensuring the protection of safety net for all Americans.”
H.Res 45 requires every piece of legislation awaiting consideration by the House of Representatives and the Senate to receive a “duplication score” by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS). This legislation provides Members of Congress with the knowledge necessary to identify whether or not new legislation creates programs, offices or projects that already exist in our government to ensure no new taxpayer dollars are wasted to fund duplicative projects.
Congresswoman Graham released the following statement:
“There’s no excuse for our government to waste billions of dollars on duplicative programs. We owe it to the taxpayers of North Florida and across our country to ensure every dollar the government spends is spent wisely. This is common sense legislation that Democrats and Republicans can both support to save money and reduce our deficit.”
To read the bill, please click here.