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House Conservatives Must Vote Down Rules On All Government-Growing Legislation!

House rules are determined by the majority party and determine what bills are voted on, how much time is allotted to deliberate them, and how to go about the amendment process.

Once the rules are determined, they are voted on – it is usual that the minority party votes against the rules the majority party sets, and vice versa, which lends these votes to be divided on party lines.

Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon notes that fiscal conservatives too often vote in favor of the rules for bills they would otherwise never vote in favor of, which actually aids the bills in the long-run by placing them up for a vote.

This is why Rep. Salmon explicitly pledged the following:

“From this point forward, I will vote against the rule for bills that increase spending without offsetting spending cuts and encourage my other conservative colleagues to do the same. Similarly, if House leadership brings any more bills to the floor without first securing the support from the majority of the GOP conference, I will take the same action. If enough of my conservative colleagues in the House join me, we can unilaterally put an end to the growth of government that is moving us closer to Greece-like fiscal calamities.”

The Arizona Rep. adds that he is willing to challenge GOP leadership over spending issues because his “allegiance will always be to the Constitution and the American people first and foremost, not to [his] political party.”

Rep. David Schweikert was the first to join Salmon in his efforts to limit government, stop spending, and defend fiscal conservatism.

It’s time for all conservative members to make this pledge – we must demand them to do it! If they don’t, we know that they are no better than Big Government Democrats in finances.

TAKE ACTION and DEMAND Your Representative to PLEDGE to VOTE DOWN THE RULES on all GOVERNMENT-GROWING Legislation!

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Apr 11th, 2013
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ronald r. from Butler, PA writes:
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enough is a enough
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Benjamin L. from Belvidere Center, VT writes:
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This should be a no brainer!!
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Dan O. from Green Bay, WI writes:
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stand up for America or leave America
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Follow the constitution!!!!
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Aileen H. from Anchorage, AK writes:
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Stand up for the Constitution and your oath of office. Our freedoms are being assaulted daily under this administration. The terms the children and fair are tossed around to make everyone feel bad or good - fair - taking what I worked hard for all my life to give to someone who chooses to not work and be on welfare is fair? No it is redistributing wealth. Instead of being a America that encourages wealth growth we are a country that want to make everything fair - we need to one world government so it is fair (Biden); we need to give billions to terrorist to help kill us that is fair; doing the same thing over and over again and failing is the definition of insanity. Stop feeding the terrorist and if nothing more stop the welfare to illegals. All illegals do not come to work not when 800 billion a year is for welfare to illegals.
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Kerry M. from Brazoria, TX signed.
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Martha E. from Lone Oak, TX writes:
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There is too much government! It is continually ignoring the constitution and this needs to stop. Government needs to be reduced by closing duplicate agencies that do the same thing and and getting rid of all the czars that Obama created!
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Burton P. from Hermitage, TN writes:
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We the people do not need additional government entities to squander our over taxed citizens tax dollars.
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Ronald S. from Temecula, CA writes:
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Big government consumes tax money and destroys private jobs
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Cristobal M. from Vancouver, WA writes:
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The government that governs best is the government that governs least !