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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.

Public Comments
Jun 28th, 2018
Someone from Port Charlotte, FL writes:
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This is the only way that we will have government employees who are held accountable. Government employees should be held to the same standards as the rest of us.
Jun 27th, 2018
Ted d. from Mattituck, NY writes:
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The Corruption is like a cancer! I strongly support the passage of the Merit Act.
Jun 27th, 2018
Romney B. from Littleton, CO writes:
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The time to clean up corruption in our Federal Government is NOW!
Jun 27th, 2018
Frank R. from West Palm Beach, FL writes:
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The idea of Civil Service was to prevent political interference in hiring / firing personnel. It was NEVER INTENDED to get to the point where incompetence is acceptable, that came about through Public Sector Unions. In years gone bye, civil servants were there to be "of service to all, but servile to none". Do a good job, keep your job. Demonstrate incompetence, get fired. Just like the REAL world.
Jun 27th, 2018
Karen Y. from Yukon, OK writes:
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Let's bring integrity back to our government agencies.
Jun 27th, 2018
Someone from Glenshaw, PA writes:
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I work in the private sector. If I make a mistake, I will get fired. They call it an "at will" employee. I think the public sector should operate in the same way based on merit.
Jun 27th, 2018
Thomas M. from Milford, OH writes:
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The vast majority of Americans are accountable for their performance and behavior - not to mention for crimes - each and every day. Why can government employees cheat, lie, steal, commit treason, commit sedition and not be held accountable for years, if ever?
Jun 26th, 2018
Harold C. from Clarks Summit, PA writes:
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I strongly support the passage of the Merit Act ASAP.
Jun 25th, 2018
Someone from Felton, CA writes:
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Government Employees work for the CITEZENS of the the United State not Illegals ,We the people are sick of these ANTI - AMERICANS in office ,get out NOW !
Jun 25th, 2018
Someone from Chino Hills, CA writes:
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Fire all federal employees that are bad apples!! Federal employees deserve no special treatment compared to their private sector counterparts!!
Jun 24th, 2018
Clarence W. from Lady Lake, FL writes:
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If you vote for or support any politician that supports illegal aliens...You are part of the problem! It's way PAST time to take a stand for America and Americans!
Jun 21st, 2018
Someone from Sunbury, OH writes:
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Time to clean up the corruption in our government!
Jun 21st, 2018
Earl F. from Mckinney, TX writes:
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All Federal Employees should be held accountable to the Taxpayers paying their salary. Just like in the Real world, either you do your job well, or risk being replaced by someone more competent and skilled.
Jun 20th, 2018
Someone from Midlothian, VA signed.
Jun 20th, 2018
Sharon R. from Alpharetta, GA writes:
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Double Standards and Criminal Activity within the DOJ and FBI! Need to fire everyone with Bias. Need to #LOCKTHEMUP including Hillary Clinton, Comey, Lynch, DWS and so many more.
Jun 20th, 2018
Someone from Baton Rouge, LA writes:
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Time to add merit to public tax paid service!!!!
Jun 20th, 2018
Robert P. from Dayton, TX signed.
Jun 19th, 2018
Paula G. from Plano, TX signed.
Jun 19th, 2018
Someone from Brentwood, CA signed.
Jun 19th, 2018
Dwight P. from Albuquerque, NM signed.
Jun 19th, 2018
Pat W. from Winston Salem, NC writes:
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As a former employee of the federal government, I have seen the laziness of public employees and the bloating of government offices. It's time to run government like a business, with rewards for efficiency and removal for incompetence and misconduct.
Jun 19th, 2018
Someone from Carmel, IN writes:
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After all the time and money spent on Special Prosecutors, Congressional committees, IG report, etc. Is there going to be somebody that is going to be prosecuted!!!!!
Jun 19th, 2018
Michael S. from Smithland, KY signed.
Jun 19th, 2018
Someone from Valdosta, GA signed.
Jun 19th, 2018
Someone from Grand Rapids, MI writes:
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Get rid of Strzok get rid of Rosenstein , get rid of Ryan if he doesn't start acting like a conservative!!! Love Sarah Sanders great gal, keep her on your tean go TRump!
Jun 19th, 2018
Scott L. from Rogersville, TN writes:
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As an employee of a company in Tennessee, it chaps my backsides that our civil servants are not held to the same standards of conduct and merit that I am. There is nothing worse than knowing that we are paying taxes to support such a corrupt and inefficient system. CLEAN IT UP NOW!!! See you at the Polls!
Jun 19th, 2018
Frank P. from Huntington Station, NY signed.
Jun 19th, 2018
J D. from Stanley, NC signed.
Jun 19th, 2018
michael s. from Crossville, TN writes:
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time to clean up this corrupt government its long overdue. politicians are out of control
Jun 19th, 2018
Stephen S. from Port Hadlock, WA writes:
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It's time to reform Civil Service with emphasis on service to The People. Government service should not be a comfy place to do nothing and collect fat bennies for doing nothing.
Jun 18th, 2018
Edgar S. from Las Vegas, NV writes:
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Any member of congress should be held to a higher standard than the public. Their punishment for wrongs should be much more severe.
Jun 18th, 2018
Harry H. from Mesa, AZ signed.
Jun 18th, 2018
Garth W. from Whittier, CA signed.
Jun 18th, 2018
Amos M. from Temple, TX writes:
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Fire all Schedule C employees that were converted to Career Civil Service employment at a high GS grade.
Jun 18th, 2018
Amos M. from Temple, TX writes:
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Fire all Schedule C employees that were converted as Civil Service employees when Donald Trump was elected President Trump.
Jun 18th, 2018
Terri K. from Los Angeles, CA signed.
Jun 18th, 2018
David S. from Anchorage, AK writes:
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No one is above the LAW! Same laws for everyone no matter who they are ad the same consequences for everyone!!!
Jun 18th, 2018
Someone from Cleveland, MO writes:
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When you think about it, anything "Federal" should be to serve "the people". The fact that under the current system, when it comes to performance federal employees operate in a different system than those in the private sector. This is the epitome of unfair. It's time federal employees are required to perform, and behave, or find another job!
Jun 18th, 2018
Someone from Phoenix, AZ writes:
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It happens to the people and the civil service employees should be held to the same standard.
Jun 18th, 2018
Someone from Dubuque, IA writes:
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Those working for us should be of the best of the best. Accountability should already be ingrained. Now it needs to be promptly enforced. What happened to consequences?

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