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Get Our House back to Regular Order!

The House of Representatives has two sovereign remedies to cope with runaway presidents, the power of the purse (withholding appropriations for specific activities) and the impeachment power.

house_of_representativesUntil circa 1990 the full House and Senate would debate, amend, approve, or disapprove funding items, one by one. This was “regular order” – as described in civics books. In this century the US government has been funded by all-in-one omnibus “Continuing Resolutions” (CR’s) which protect current programs from scrutiny, amendment, or repeal and are stuffed with favors, programs, provisions, and priorities that could not have survived an open process.

Call your Congressman today, Capital Switchboard 1-202-224-3121, and demand that we go back to appropriations “regular order” so the House can once again effectively exercise the constitutional power of the purse and defund the implementation of overreaching executive actions.

Mrs. Dawna Lee                                                                                                                                                                                            Mechanicsville

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