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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!

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Jun 5th, 2013
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Jun 3rd, 2013
Kathy H. from Buffalo, TX writes:
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VOTE DOWN RULES ON ALL GOVERNMENT GROWING LEGISLATION!!!!! IMPEACH OBAMA!!!!!
Jun 3rd, 2013
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Jun 2nd, 2013
Joyce C. from Morrisville, NC writes:
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I believe it's past time to do away with the elephants and the donkeys. From the mess in leadership this year alone, not to mention years past, has proven itself that we need only ONE party in Washington. We need elected officials that will all propose bills and vote on bills for America and the American people. Stop putting people in office that vote for themselves and their families and big businesses interests. We need leadership that will keep America in mind, not who can pay you the most money for your vote. Somehow we must unite to keep America great, brave and free.
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johny a. from Conway, AR writes:
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there is by far to much legislation in government already.we need to be cutting down ,not adding.congressman do your part and be for putting a stop to it.
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joseph g. from Yonkers, NY writes:
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throw out ALL who do not support the constitution as originally written
May 29th, 2013
Kathy H. from Buffalo, TX writes:
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IMPEACH OBAMA & REMOVE HIM FROM OFFICE!!!!!!
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Patricia R. from Las Cruces, NM writes:
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WE THE PEOPLE .....need to fire all of you for what you have also done. Maybe all of you should be charged with HIGH TREASON and be put to death of the every masses who vote for you, support you and use to believe in you. You all better make this good because the masses will rise and they will fight this destructive force of government and corporate HELLO: FACISM AND TYRANNY abound, playing games with our lives and the things we consume and buy from The Trillioinaires and their corporation, COnsumable goods people of Las Cruces, New Mexico, toilet paper, deoderant, soap, toothpaste and food, which by the way is TAINTED AND CAUSING PEOPLE TO BE SICK WITH CANCER. MONSANTO LOOK IT UP PEOPLE...THEY ARE KILLING US WITH A POPULATION CONTROL MECHANISM AND TAKING US OVER. WAKE THE F,...K UP LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO, SANTA FE NM AND EVERYWHERE IN BETWEEN FROM THE ALTANIC TO THE PACIFIC NORTH TO SOUTH WAKE UP AMERICA....WE ARE ALMOST FINISHED WITH LIFE AS WE KNOW IT....
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