Bills Introduced to Create Government Transformation Commission

Bills Introduced to Create Government Transformation Commission

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A bipartisan commission long sought by good-government groups to break congressional stalemates to eliminate wasteful programs is now in the form of legislation in both the House and Senate.

On July 11, Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., and 11 co-sponsors of both parties introduced the Government Transformation Act (H.R. 2675) to empanel a commission of seven non-federal employees to hold hearings, coordinate with agencies, issue regular reports to Congress and propose management reforms that would be translated into legislative language and given up-or-down votes in Congress. Continue reading “Bills Introduced to Create Government Transformation Commission”

Why Sequestration Is Wrong

 Feb 26, 2013
In The News
By Congresswoman Cheri Bustos
In just a matter of days, deep across-the-board budget cuts that were designed to be so painful that they would never see the light of day are set to kick-in.  These cuts, also known as sequestration, could deal a big blow to the economy of our region and lead to job losses.
That is why I have been opposed to sequestration from the very beginning.
Yet here we are, less than a week away from feeling the impact of these indiscriminate cuts to every federal government program.  From cutting programs like Head Start that equip our children with the tools to learn, to programs that make sure the communities we live in are safe, to programs that protect our country from threats abroad, these cuts will impact us all and could wreak havoc on our region’s economy.