The American taxpayer has been a long time victim of Zombie attacks. ‘Zombie’ is a great name for a government program that has out lived it function and has no reason to still be alive. A bill that would become a sunset clause could be a great tool to control the out of control spending and lack of accountability that taxpayers suffer from today. This bill is worthy of your support.
As Written Morgan Chalfant, The Washington Free Beacon:
House GOP Conference Chair Unveils Bill to Fight Government ‘Zombies’
Legislation would put unauthorized government programs on path to lose funding.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R., Wash.) will introduce legislation Monday that would gradually cut funding for unauthorized government programs in order to compel Congress to take action on them.
The legislation would pressure Congress to reexamine government programs whose authorizations have expired by subjecting such programs to a rolling sequester, which would take place over three years and end with a complete elimination of funding if lawmakers have not acted to reauthorize the program. Currently, the federal government funds 256 unauthorized programs costing $310.4 billion, including entire agencies such as the State Department, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
The bill, called the Unauthorized Spending Accountability Act, is backed by more than a dozen organizations that agree it would boost oversight and rein in unnecessary government spending.
McMorris Rodgers, who chairs the House Republican conference, told the Washington Free Beaconin an interview that the bill would ease Americans’ frustrations about rampant government spending by ensuring that their elected representatives are scrutinizing the agencies and programs funded by their tax dollars.
“This is all part of restoring our power of the purse, our constitutional role, and ensuring the accountability to the people,” McMorris Rodgers said.
“What we’ve seen from a lot of these agencies is that they become arrogant, they become disconnected from their mission, and this restores the accountability with the elected representatives,” McMorris Rodgers stated.