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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 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?
Jun 18th, 2018
Walter T. from Antioch, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2018
Phil C. from Taylorsville, NC signed.
Jun 18th, 2018
Someone from Pueblo, CO writes:
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As a former/retired Federal Civil Service mid-level manager I tried to fire a few employees during my tenure, it was impossible. I had two years of documentation on an employee and the Management/employee relations branch of our Civilian Personnel Office refused to fire him!
Jun 18th, 2018
Someone from Skaneateles Falls, NY signed.
Jun 18th, 2018
Someone from Hemphill, TX writes:
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any one not doing their job or lying should be removed including so called lawmakers
Jun 18th, 2018
Christie Y. from Orange Park, FL writes:
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How is it that the American taxpayer us still supporting those that have been exposed? Why are Stoltz and Rosenstein still on the payroll, If I were their supervisors, they would have been run out on a rail.
Jun 18th, 2018
Barry & Tammy H. from Apollo Beach, FL writes:
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This is so true when it comes to Fed Employees.
Jun 18th, 2018
Hank B. from Southampton, PA writes:
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This is only about a hundred years overdue! If you perform well, you get promoted and earn more money. If you just do your job, you get to keep your job. But if you have bad performance, bad attitude, and make excuses, you get to start a whole new career in something that you can do well...but not on my taxpayer dollar.
Jun 18th, 2018
Someone from Independence, KY writes:
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Libturds make me sick!!
Jun 18th, 2018
Someone from Granger, IN signed.
Jun 18th, 2018
Andrew K. from Duncansville, PA signed.
Jun 18th, 2018
NORMAN F. from Spring Hill, FL writes:
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FIRST AND FOREMOST. INDICT INDICT AND TRY THEM FOR THEIR PART IN THIS MESS. THEN SEND THESE MORONS TO GITMO. After all it is nice hot and humid down there. Let them sweat for years. WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF? COULD IT BE YOU ARE JUST AS GUILTY. IF SO THEM WE THE PEOPLE CAN THROW EVERYONE OUT AND START OVER. THAT SIMPLE. I will presume that you do not have the brains to understand the WE THE PEOPLE ARE SICK AND TIRED OF THIS BS. REMEMBER THERE IS MORE OF US THAN YOU. YOU MIGHT THINK YOU HAVE ALL THE POWER BUT YOU DO NOT. Do you think for a minute that in all the army's that brother will fight brother, or neighbor against neighbor?
Jun 18th, 2018
Ranee D. from Poland, IN writes:
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All we ask is that each government employee be held to the same standards that we private workers are held to. If we don't perform to the standards in our positions we will be fired & so should they!

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