In the debate on S. 679, thePresidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011, NTU urges allSenators to vote as follows on these amendments:
Vote “YES” on Amendment 501. Introduced by Senator DeMint (R-SC), this amendmentwould roll back the United States’ authorization given to the InternationalMonetary Fund allowing it to use $8 billion in dues and a $100 billion line ofcredit for the purpose of bailout out foreign countries. At a time when our own country is perilouslyclose to its own debt crisis, taxpayer dollars should not be used to underwritethe fiscal irresponsibility of other nations.
Vote “YES” on Amendment 500. Introduced by Senator Coburn (R-OK), this amendmentwould alter the standing rules of the Senate to ensure that all legislation isreviewed by the Congressional Research Service to determine if it creates anynew programs that would overlap with existing government entities. A recentreport by the Government Accountability Office found that duplicative programscost taxpayers approximately $217 billion a year. This amendment could help tokeep scarce resources from being devoted to needless bureaucratic expansion
“YES” votes on the aforementionedamendments will be considered the pro-taxpayer position in our annual Rating ofCongress.
If you have any questions, please contact NTU Federal Government Affairs Manager Brandon Greife at(703) 683-5700