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 (234)
Nov 4th, 2018
Someone from Terrebonne, OR writes:
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Accountability in government. This seems a simple fundamental concept. How this became a norm in our government makes me sick. Hold people accountable for their actions.
Oct 19th, 2018
Someone from Escanaba, MI writes:
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Smaller Government, holding officials accountable, Looking for ethical people with personal integrity to represent me in all branches of Government. Drain the Swamp.
Sep 30th, 2018
Someone from Mayhill, NM signed.
Sep 27th, 2018
Jim L. from West Chester, OH writes:
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This whole circus surrounding the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh is disgraceful. The democratic party has really gotten down into the sewage and is just wallowing away. The question I have for democrats is. :Have you at last, no SHAME ?" The statement for the R's, tell the senate majority leader to get off his*****and call for a vote and let all R's know we, the American people are watching and will remember.
Sep 26th, 2018
Someone from Santa Clara, CA writes:
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Having served as a GS13 I understand the process and the associated problems which is why I fully encourage and support the passage of the Merit Act. Accountability is needed now more than ever.
Sep 26th, 2018
Someone from Washington, NJ writes:
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Federal employees are not elite, Politians are not elite. Do your job like the rest of the citizens. Consequences for poor performance just like everybody else. Hold these people accountable. America FIRST, CITIZENS FIRST, CONSTITUTION FIRST. REAL REPUBLICANS NOT RINOS. This should not even need to be voted on, it is COMMON SENSE. ENOUGH.
Sep 25th, 2018
Bruce H. from Mims, FL writes:
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Fire the DSA Where are the wimpy Republicans?
Sep 22nd, 2018
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.
Sep 20th, 2018
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
Sep 20th, 2018
Glenn E. from Bismarck, ND writes:
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It is to be "public service" not "private sinecure"