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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!

Public Comments
Apr 9th, 2013
Someone from Kerrville, TX writes:
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Please vote down the rules on all Government-growing Legislation.
Apr 9th, 2013
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Ronnie L. from Sayre, OK writes:
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NO more TAXES ! we have been taxed enough for the last 4 years, nothing but taxes and taxes , come on . DON'T you like your job? . I VOTE and you need a job .
Apr 9th, 2013
Kenan W. from Clemmons, NC signed.
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Robert S. from Clarkston, WA writes:
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Do not expect too much from the Lilly livered Republicans
Apr 8th, 2013
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Kenneth N. from Pensacola, FL writes:
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This pledge is a "no Brainer" for anyone who sincerely wants to improve the US government. No top bigger government.
Apr 8th, 2013
Dale M. from Madison, WI writes:
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Gov't is to large now-listen to the people and NOT your fat pocket books.
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Apr 6th, 2013
Barbara K. from Rio Rancho, NM writes:
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I demand that this gov. stop its racing to hell with this over spending and growth. I know that these gov. garbage is wanting the American public to RIOT so they can push MARSHALL law down our throats. They want total control over ever thing we do. They want to see us groveling on our knee's. Isn't that right you imposter. He wants to dominate the people. Don't you stupid people see it. He wants us all in Fema camps to kill us. If I can see right through him, why is it you can't.??? Is it that you are so close and can't see the true him??? I can't stand any of you who will not protect the American people first for what he is trying to do behind your backs. He is the wolf and we are the sheep. Once he is finished with us, you can bet he WILL go after you and stomp on you all. You are the means to his end of America/!!!!
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Apr 5th, 2013
Carol F. from Winchester, VA writes:
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How about some fiscal common sense?