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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
Mar 27th, 2013
scott p. from Lake Odessa, MI signed.
Mar 27th, 2013
Martha E. from Lone Oak, TX writes:
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It is time to stop the spending and start the cutting! Congress should shut down the duplicate agencies that do the same thing and stop all the waste. Government is too big and only gets in the way of economic growth. I blame Obama and the Democratic Party for the mess this country is in and it is time to put a stop to it!
Mar 27th, 2013
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Margareth C. from Pompano Beach, FL writes:
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We are watching to see who is conservative and who is RINO.
Mar 27th, 2013
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Someone from Livermore, CO writes:
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Our government betrays every citizen, every day by overspending and crippling this nation with debt.
Mar 27th, 2013
Robert A. from Lawrenceville, GA writes:
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Pay down the debt
Mar 26th, 2013
Lois P. from Phoenix, AZ signed.
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Leonard R S. from Dallas, TX signed.
Mar 26th, 2013
Gail B. from Odessa, FL writes:
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STOP ALL AID TO OTHER COUNTRIES... AUDIT THE FED......ELIMINATE 95% OF ALL FEDERAL DEPTS......
Mar 26th, 2013
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William T. from Cary, NC writes:
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The Government is Broke--the first act of solving the problem is to admit there is a problem.
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Donald K. from Chicago, IL writes:
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lets take our country back from these power grubbing morons .!!!!!!!!11
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Mar 26th, 2013
Myla A. from Caldwell, TX writes:
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No More Spending!
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Mar 25th, 2013
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Mar 25th, 2013
Richard F. from Mechanicsville, VA writes:
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It is not only time the Conservatives joined together on this issue but of Congress regardess of whether or not they are liberal or conservative.
Mar 25th, 2013
Robert L. from Old Hickory, TN signed.