Skip to comments.House Democrats propose limiting White House spending power
Posted on 04/29/2020 1:12:36 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
House Democrats eager to limit White House spending authority introduced a bill Wednesday intended to increase transparency and heavily penalize violations.
House budget committee Chair Rep. John Yarmouth, appropriations committee Chair Rep. Nita Lowey and oversight committee Chair Rep. Carolyn Maloney sponsored the 59-page Congressional Power of the Purse Act. Similar Senate legislation is expected from Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy.
The House bill, in preparation for months, addresses what Democrats in Congress see as a series of abuses by the executive branch of President Donald Trump in withholding or redirecting funding to benefit his personal and political agenda.
Trump's disputed actions include freezing military aid to Ukraine, efforts to cancel billions of dollars in foreign aid and a national emergency declaration to expedite construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Wednesday's legislation authorizes the General Accounting Office to find evidence of potential federal budget violations and streamlines the process by which the GAO can use the courts. It also strengthens congressional control and review of budget authority, extends GAO monitoring of the White House, seeks an end date for national emergencies and encourages Congress to review through non-partisan government agencies.
Federal officials who are found to violate the law could lose their jobs or be suspended without pay.
The proposal "will make critical improvements to rein in President Trump's abuse of power, increase transparency in spending decisions and add teeth to budget law," Yarmouth said.
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LOL...”Fiscal Responsibility NOW” after just blowing TWO TRILLION.
That’s rich coming from the people who throw in billions of extra funding to every piece of legislation they produce.
Oh please dont throw me in the briar patch!
Continue beefing up our military forces. Let the Democrats inherit the debts.
Tell them to try and enforce it!
That right there is funny. Someone please tell this whore that Trump has the power to veto her socialist bills. Two can play that game. The good thing about Trump is that he will fo directly to the people to make his case and he doesnt give a crap about what the media says about it.
Doesn’t the president need to sign such a bill?
To only be used against Donald Trump and any other
conservative, America first, Republican President like him.
Our legislative branch is bought and paid for. The powers that own our congress don’t like a strong executive to check their desire to sell the country out. That’s why they want Trump out and a senile Biden in.
Wouldn’t the House Dems actually have to show up to do that?
I don't care what the 1974 Impoundment Control Act says, Congress doesn't have the constitutional power to make the Chief Executive spend foreign aid money.
What is Nanzi’s “plan” to over-ride the President’s veto?
I’m sure Trump will sign it ,LOL They keep forgetting Trump has to sign them ,Nancy’s signature is NO GOOD
When Democrats starts talking about fiscal responsibility I know theyre getting ready to engage in more national back door banditry.
The democrats know he’ll veto such a bill...They don’t care, they just want to go out to their democrat idiot voters and say “Look...We tried...Elect more of us!!!”
I would think so?
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