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Tell Congress to Fire the Swamp!

The Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs can legally fire bad federal employees much faster than other agencies. Under legislation by U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) and Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.), this power would be extended to all Cabinet secretaries. Tell Congress to get it done now!

Every member of Congress should support the MERIT Act, which would expedite the removal of federal employees who have engaged in misconduct or are simply not performing, while limiting appeals to 30 days. Under current law it can take multiple years to remove an employee. A system that was initially designed to stop political manipulation of the civil service has become an unhealthy protection of bad behavior.

Many Americans wonder how civil servants at the Justice Department who abused their power still have their jobs. The reason is because of antiquated civil service protections. Congress has already managed to reform this problem at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and it’s working, now it needs to be allowed to work for all the other departments and agencies to hold federal employees accountable for their actions.

This is a bill whose time has come.


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Dear U.S. Senators and U.S. Representative and the President:

Every member of Congress should support the MERIT Act, which would expedite the removal of federal employees who have engaged in misconduct or are simply not performing, while limiting appeals to 30 days. Under current law it can take multiple years to remove an employee. A system that was initially designed to stop political manipulation of the civil service has become an unhealthy protection of bad behavior.

Many Americans wonder how civil servants at the Justice Department who abused their power still have their jobs. The reason is because of antiquated civil service protections. Congress has already managed to reform this problem at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and it’s working, now it needs to be allowed to work for all the other departments and agencies to hold federal employees accountable for their actions.

This is a bill whose time has come.

Sincerely, YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS

Public Comments

Public Comments (227)
11 hours ago
Brian B. from Coarsegold, CA writes:
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"We the People" demand accountability of ALL Federal Employees to keep their Oaths and do their Jobs, according to established rules, without political views affecting their work. WE DEMAND LOYALTY TO THE NEW DULY ELECTED PRESIDENT, or leave the job for someone who will be loyal.
2 days ago
Fred S. from Tulsa, OK writes:
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I am not surprised by this behavior but so ****ed ...wtf ...why do they not go back where they came or what they support...because they are true to the bone idiots and chicken shits
2 days ago
Glenn E. from Bismarck, ND writes:
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It is to be "public service" not "private sinecure"
2 days ago
Denise L. from Canonsburg, PA writes:
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For the love of God! Why is this even an issue.
2 days ago
Someone from West Chester, OH writes:
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The government is so out of control, hiring so many people that don't know the Constitution or don't care. They need to be weeded out and fast. I hope we can get rid of Communists and Muslim Brotherhood members. If not, we're in BIG trouble.
2 days ago
Donna O. from Prairieville, LA writes:
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We are so sick of the devious plotting by federal employees, activists and certain politicians of anything and everything to hinder President Trumps agenda to fulfill promises to the American people. These people need to be held accountable for their actions NOW.
2 days ago
Linnea T. from Oregon City, OR writes:
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This type of behavior is not tolerated by the public sector at all - why should it be in the government? This should be a new season of accountability for everyone that works in or for the government. Love comment from Ian Scott G. "YOU, our Senators and Representatives must fix it. If YOU are not fixing it, YOU should resign. If the MERIT act does not pass and apply to all government departments, YOU are not fixing it. Fix it or resign." Lovely!!! DITTO - So Be Sure to Vote this November - Its up to us to send a loud message to the swamp!! Be Accountable or Be Fired!!!
2 days ago
Linnea T. from Oregon City, OR writes:
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This type of behavior is not tolerated by the public sector at all - why should it be in the government? This should be a new season of accountability for everyone that works in or for the government. Love comment from Ian Scott G. "YOU, our Senators and Representatives must fix it. If YOU are not fixing it, YOU should resign. If the MERIT act does not pass and apply to all government departments, YOU are not fixing it. Fix it or resign." Lovely!!! DITTO - So Be Sure to Vote this November - Its up to us to send a loud message to the swamp!! Be Accountable or Be Fired!!!
2 days ago
Sharon R. from Morehead, KY writes:
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Federal employees should not be able to break the law and keep their jobs. Those of us in the private sector don't have that type of protection, and federal employees should not either.
2 days ago
Elizabeth P. from Salem, OR writes:
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No one should remain employed if they fail to perform the duties of their position and uphold their responsibilities to American taxpayers. Terminate these individuals and may their true calling be found outside of government since they fail to take their commitment seriously.

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