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U.S. House Promotes Job Growth for Main Street America
July 19, 2018
Rep. Loudermilk (R-GA) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Jobs and Investor Confidence Act of 2018 by a vote of 406-4: “Today was a victory for Main Street America. The Jobs and Investor Confidence Act, a package of 32 bipartisan bills that passed the House this week, will eliminate years of onerous government regulations which have hindered innovation and economic growth. These reforms will protect investors and help small businesses and startup compani... More
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House Panel Advances Bills to Streamline Firing, Reduce Employee Protections
July 18, 2018
From Government Executive: "Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted Tuesday to advance two pieces of legislation that would severely curtail the due process protections of federal employees facing discipline or dismissal. The committee voted along party lines to send the Modern Employment Reform, Improvement and Transformation (MERIT) Act (H.R. 599) and the Merit System Protections Board Reauthorization Act (H.R. 6391) to the full House for consideration. The MERIT A... More
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MERIT Act Passes Key Committee in the House
July 17, 2018
Rep. Loudermilk (R-GA) issued the following statement after his bill, the Modern Employment Reform, Improvement, and Transformation (MERIT) Act, passed the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: “Recent surveys show that over three-fourths of Americans are either angry or frustrated with the federal government, and an overwhelming majority of our citizens do not believe that the government works for their benefit. This is why, even before being elected to Congress, I have advocated ... More
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MERIT Act passes out of committee, proceeds to House floor
July 17, 2018
From the Daily Torch: "The MERIT Act is finally moving forward. After a passing vote in the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the MERIT Act will be moving onto the House floor in the coming weeks for a vote. Congress can take a major step in answering the people’s calls to “drain the swamp” by moving forward with this legislation. The only way to drain the swamp is to fire the swamp, and the MERIT Act will empower managers to remove poor performing employees that are preventing our bure... More
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Rep. Loudermilk: SEC Should Provide Clarification on Stock Exchange Enforcement Guidelines
July 13, 2018
Rep. Loudermilk (R-GA) issued the following statement after his bill, the Exchange Regulatory Improvement Act (H.R. 3555), passed the Financial Services Committee with a unanimous vote: “Over time, stock exchanges have expanded their business models to include additional products and services not related to trading on the exchange. While the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) can and should oversee the core trading functions of the exchange, the SEC has attempted to regulate these new unrelate... More
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