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Vote Alert

NTU urges all Senators to vote YES on Amendments 500 and 501 on S. 679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011!

June 23, 2011

In the debate on S. 679, the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011, NTU urges all Senators to vote as follows on these amendments:  

Vote “YES” on Amendment 501. Introduced by Senator DeMint (R-SC), this amendment would roll back the United States’ authorization given to the International Monetary Fund allowing it to use $8 billion in dues and a $100 billion line of credit for the purpose of bailout out foreign countries.  At a time when our own country is perilously close to its own debt crisis, taxpayer dollars should not be used to underwrite the fiscal irresponsibility of other nations.

Vote “YES” on Amendment 500. Introduced by Senator Coburn (R-OK), this amendment would alter the standing rules of the Senate to ensure that all legislation is reviewed by the Congressional Research Service to determine if it creates any new programs that would overlap with existing government entities. A recent report by the Government Accountability Office found that duplicative programs cost taxpayers approximately $217 billion a year. This amendment could help to keep scarce resources from being devoted to needless bureaucratic expansion

“YES” votes on the aforementioned amendments will be considered the pro-taxpayer position in our annual Rating of Congress.

If you have any questions, please contact NTU Federal Government Affairs Manager Brandon Greife at (703) 683-5700