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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 15th, 2013
L. D. from Tacoma, WA writes:
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The American public is watching how congress votes and those that vote to keep spening money foolishly will be voted out of office.
Mar 15th, 2013
Walter S. from Venus, TX signed.
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Kathleen M. from Nokomis, FL writes:
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IMPEACH OBAMA AND YOU WILL SOLVE AMERICA'S BIGGEST PROBLEM.
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Someone from Hendersonville, TN writes:
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This guvernment is so big now it's tripping over itself, and costing us more than the working people can afford!
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Someone from Dorr, MI writes:
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PLEDGE to VOTE DOWN THE RULES on all GOVERNMENT-GROWING Legislation! The GOP must PREVENT every big-spending bill from receiving a vote!
Mar 14th, 2013
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Peter A. M. from Hickory, NC writes:
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We have to use all the rules available to our elected officials to slow, then reduce out-of-control government spending. This is one of those good processes to use,
Mar 14th, 2013
Jerry Y. from Metuchen, NJ writes:
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Vote for America
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Ingrid P. from Washburn, WI writes:
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I urge you,OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS to pledge your Alligiance to the PEOPLE WHO VOTED FOR YOU in good Faith.Do their Will.
Mar 14th, 2013
Marianne R. from Covina, CA signed.
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Mar 14th, 2013
Charles F S. from Wilsonville, OR writes:
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Merkley,Wyden,Schrader, you three need to start voting conservative...Start think about the country First!! Not your reelect, what Obama wants, but what your country need before it is to late....It maybe to late already boy's
Mar 14th, 2013
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Dave M. from Berwyn, IL writes:
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Stop the freedom-hating liberals!
Mar 14th, 2013
Tom H. from Saluda, SC signed.
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Paul C. from Grand Junction, CO writes:
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Come peoplel......get a grip........ Are you planning to destroy our country. Stop the Spending; Limit Government; PLEASE, VOTE DOWN THE RULES ON ALL GOVERNMENT-GROWING LEGISLATION
Mar 14th, 2013
Dr Charles F S. from Wilsonville, OR writes:
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you democratic need to vote like conservetives
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Dr Charles F S. from Wilsonville, OR signed.
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