Share:

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 20th, 2013
Del B. from Dayton, OH writes:
Quotation mark icon
What we need is a smaller government, less spending, fewer regulations, fewer government programs, fewer and smaller taxes, and a budget equal to 1997 budget that is capped.
Mar 20th, 2013
barbara e. from Littleton, CO signed.
Mar 20th, 2013
Gail D. from Westfield, MA signed.
Mar 20th, 2013
WARREN S. from Sandy, UT signed.
Mar 20th, 2013
charles c. from Foresthill, CA signed.
Mar 20th, 2013
Kathleen B. from Clarkston, WA signed.
Mar 20th, 2013
Mary H. from Delaplane, VA signed.
Mar 20th, 2013
Someone from Forest, OH signed.
Mar 20th, 2013
Someone from Bellevue, NE signed.
Mar 20th, 2013
Someone from Bellevue, NE signed.
Mar 20th, 2013
Oneta M. from Fort Worth, TX signed.
Mar 20th, 2013
Someone from Sunnyvale, CA signed.
Mar 20th, 2013
Lois P. from Phoenix, AZ writes:
Quotation mark icon
DEFUND OBAMACARE
Mar 19th, 2013
William W. from Conyers, GA signed.
Mar 19th, 2013
Kathryn R C. from San Diego, CA signed.
Mar 19th, 2013
Ferne F. from San Augustine, TX signed.
Mar 19th, 2013
Michael S. from Walterboro, SC signed.
Mar 19th, 2013
Larry E. E. from Liberty, MO signed.
Mar 19th, 2013
Paul F. from Vineland, NJ signed.
Mar 19th, 2013
Arlen W. from Bellevue, WA signed.
Mar 18th, 2013
Someone from Saratoga Springs, NY signed.
Mar 18th, 2013
Max R. from New Rockford, ND signed.
Mar 18th, 2013
Michael R. from Joy, IL writes:
Quotation mark icon
Sad we need to do this to get "conservatives" to act conservative.
Mar 17th, 2013
George P. from Oroville, WA signed.
Mar 17th, 2013
Someone from Marietta, GA signed.
Mar 17th, 2013
Someone from Rialto, CA signed.
Mar 17th, 2013
Frank H. from Houston, TX signed.
Mar 16th, 2013
Ann G. from House Springs, MO writes:
Quotation mark icon
Hold Boehner's feet to the fire.
Mar 16th, 2013
susan r. from Phoenix, AZ signed.
Mar 16th, 2013
karleen t. from Lothian, MD signed.
Mar 16th, 2013
karleen t. from Lothian, MD writes:
Quotation mark icon
republicans have to remain together an one unit to oppose obama with unity
Mar 16th, 2013
Patricia A. from Bagley, IA writes:
Quotation mark icon
This is a no-brainer.
Mar 16th, 2013
Debra E. from Aransas Pass, TX signed.
Mar 16th, 2013
Vicki B. from Loveland, CO signed.
Mar 16th, 2013
Someone from Stanton, MO writes:
Quotation mark icon
GOP leaders MUST stand strong. Boehner MUST be reminded he is there for us not for himself.
Mar 16th, 2013
Marg M. from Ashburn, VA signed.
Mar 16th, 2013
Paul R. from Choctaw, OK signed.
Mar 16th, 2013
Sylvia M. from Richfield, WI signed.
Mar 16th, 2013
Gary and Evelyn J. from Lexington, SC signed.
Mar 16th, 2013
raymond m. from Fort Wayne, IN signed.