Blake Farenthold on Government Reform
The Contract from America, clause 1. Protect the Constitution:
Require each bill to identify the specific provision of the Constitution that gives Congress the power to do what the bill does.
The Contract from America, clause 5. Restore Fiscal Responsibility & Constitutionally Limited Government in Washington:
Create a Blue Ribbon taskforce that engages in a complete audit of federal agencies and programs, assessing their Constitutionality,
The Contract from America, clause 9. Stop the Pork:
Place a moratorium on all earmarks until the budget is balanced, and then require a 2/3 majority to pass any earmark.
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform's government-wide oversight jurisdiction and expanded legislative authority make it one of the most influential and powerful committees in the House. The Committee serves as Congress' chief investigative and oversight committee. The chairman of the committee is the only committee chairman in the House with the authority to issue subpoenas without a committee vote.
|Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy Dennis A. Ross (R-FL) Stephen Lynch (D-MA)|
|Government Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management||Todd Platts (R-PA)||Ed Towns (D-NY)|
|Health Care, District of Columbia, Census and the National Archives||Trey Gowdy (R-SC)||Danny K. Davis (D-IL)|
|National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations||Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)||John F. Tierney (D-MA)|
|Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending||Jim Jordan (R-OH)||Dennis Kucinich (D-OH)|
|TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs||Patrick McHenry (R-NC)||Michael Quigley (D-IL)|
|Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform||James Lankford (R-OK)||Gerry Connolly (D-VA)|
|2016-17 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Government Reform:||Blake Farenthold on other issues:|
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