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Friday, February 28, 2014

House Advances Bills to Protect Consumers, Promote Job Growth as Part of Stop Government Abuse Week

House Advances Bills to Protect Consumers, Promote Job
Growth as Part of Stop Government Abuse Week
Washington D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, PA-5, released the following statement after voting to support a series of bills that will eliminate or reform burdensome laws and regulations, and increase transparency and accountability in government, which were part of Stop Government Abuse Week in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“Overregulation is harming good-paying jobs, limiting wages, and keeping our economy from growing. The House has continued to work diligently at rolling back the overly burdensome regulations that are putting a damper on our economy. These measures promote transparency and hold the Administration accountable for the impact of its regulatory strangle-hold on America, its businesses and workers.”Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson.  

On Friday, the House passed H.R. 899, the Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act, which will provide Congress with greater ability to identify rules and regulations that may impose undue harm on consumers, workers, small businesses, and state and local governments.

On Thursday, the House passed H.R. 2804, the Achieving Less in Regulation and Requiring Transparency Act of 2014 (ALERRT Act), which will increase transparency of federal agencies regarding proposed or finalized rules, and H.R. 3193, the Consumer Financial Freedom and Washington Accountability Act

On Wednesday, the House passed H.R. 3865, the Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2014, which will prevent the Internal Revenue Service from finalizing regulations that could potentially jeopardize non-partisan social advocacy groups from organizing.

Also on Wednesday, the House passed H.R. 3308, the Taxpayer Transparency Act, which will require communication funded by a federal agency for advertising or an educational purpose to clearly state that it is produced at taxpayer expense.

On Tuesday, the House passed H.R. 1423, the Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act, which will increase accountability and transparency in government by requiring every federal agency to disclose basic cost and performance information about the programs they administer.

Next week, the House will consider multiple bills directed toward reducing home heating costs.

5 comments :

Anonymous said...

can't wait to see what gems come out next week.
it's funny how you want to streamline rules for the private sector but think it's great to burden agencies with a bunch of useless paperwork and b.s.
a whole lot of dumb ideological claptrap being passed to make it look like you're accomplishing something meaningful to move America forward. get over yourself mr congressman and try not to monopolize the space on Solomons.

Anonymous said...

None of these bills actually create jobs. A couple of the them give Congress more control. Read Robert Gates complains about Congress micro-managing and the various literature about corporate management micro-managing and ineffective metrics and their effect on productivity and you will realize what causes government waste

Anonymous said...

consumer protection in pa.
what a joke !

Anonymous said...

The IRS is not targeting political beliefs and I am sick and tired of us taxpayers subsidizing non profits that clearly engage in political works.

Folks like to brag about how much the wealthy give to "charity", well, these non-profit political groups count as charity and last general election over a Billion dollars were poured into them. I guess this is what's meant by "trickle down" then...

Real change, Mr Thompson, will happen ONLY when you take the private money out of the election process. This stupid IRS thing, based solely upon a well exposed lie, will only serve to INCREASE the dark money that pollutes our politics.

Get REAL Mr Thompson.

Anonymous said...

Too bad you didn't protect the benefits of the military veterans. On Dec 12, 2013 you voted Yea for Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 (H.J.Res 59). That bill laid the groundwork for The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 which is a spineless slap in the face to all veterans in this country. The very people who do your bidding in God-forsaken countries, just to increase the profits of your contributors, are the ones you just hamstrung. Thank you for your support.