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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 22nd, 2013
Ramona V. from Saint Charles, MN signed.
Mar 22nd, 2013
Louis N. from Columbiana, OH signed.
Mar 22nd, 2013
Eugene W. from Black Creek, WI writes:
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Senator Cruz, I applaud your efforts on limiting government spending as well as the other Conservative principles you stand for. Please keep up the good work. Would it be possible while the President is out of the country to lock the door? Again, thank you. Eugene Wilkinson
Mar 22nd, 2013
JOhn P. from Lebanon, NH signed.
Mar 22nd, 2013
Lou Ann B. from Meriden, CT writes:
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SUPPORT the Cruz Amendment (amendment 202) to the Budget Resolution, S. Con. Res. 8, on March 22
Mar 22nd, 2013
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Mar 22nd, 2013
Robert S. from Clarkston, WA writes:
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Way to go!!!!
Mar 22nd, 2013
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Lois P. from Phoenix, AZ writes:
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REPEAL OBAMACARE
Mar 21st, 2013
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Mar 21st, 2013
Michael S. from Walterboro, SC signed.
Mar 21st, 2013
Ruth W. from Eldora, IA writes:
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I do urge you to pledge to vote down the rules on all Government-growing legislation! This action would certainly be a good start to reining in our Goverment! Thanks for listening to me.
Mar 21st, 2013
William B. from Milledgeville, GA signed.
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William C. from Mountain Home, ID signed.
Mar 21st, 2013
Lois P. from Phoenix, AZ writes:
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DEFUND OBAMA CARE
Mar 21st, 2013
Carl S. from Avondale, AZ signed.
Mar 20th, 2013
Jerry C. from Batavia, OH writes:
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It's time to gut the GOVT.
Mar 20th, 2013
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Mar 20th, 2013
Charles H. from San Clemente, CA writes:
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Would it be too much to ask that a spending cut actually reduce the expenditure from its current level to a smaller number, not count a reduction in the projected increase.
Mar 20th, 2013
Craig C. from Joliet, IL signed.
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Kenneth N. from Pensacola, FL writes:
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Big Government is Stupid Government!!
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Mar 20th, 2013
Richard F. from Sun City, CA writes:
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Anyone who signs a piece of legislation without reading it and understanding it should be immediately impeached, fired, let go and loose all taxpayer pensions and benefits. Without appeal. Period.
Mar 20th, 2013
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