James Lankford on Government Reform
Stop spending so much money! Stop spending what we do not have! The reason the federal government does not have enough money is because it is doing too many things. My grandparents would NEVER have said, "Things are tough, so I think I will make it easier on me by making it tougher on my grandchildren." But that is exactly what current Washington leaders are doing. Federal government policies should not encourage more personal or national debt.
We must also stop the rapid acceleration of federal regulation to encourage business owners to hire more employees and invest more money. Until we have less federal spending and more private sector hiring, we will not grow our economy and pay down our debt. [Source: jameslankford.com/category/spending ]
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)|
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