ALG urges Congress to drain the swamp and pass the MERIT Act

June 21, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging Congress to adopt the MERIT Act by U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) and Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) to expedite the firing of bad federal employees:

“The MERIT Act is based upon language that has allowed the Veterans Affairs Secretary to fire non-performing and bad public employees on an expedited basis. Federal employees work for taxpayers and the heads of every department and agency should have the capacity to fire those who refuse or are unable to do their jobs through a fair but expedited process. Under current law, it can take years to remove a federal bureaucrat, and with the types of abuses we are witnessing every day by recalcitrant federal employees, the time has come for Congress to act to drain the swamp. Every member of Congress should cosponsor this legislation and send a clear message that the American people are the ones in charge of the government and not federal lifetime career bureaucrats.”

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