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 (163)
Jul 31st, 2018
Allen M. from Athens, GA writes:
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I'm sick and tired of seeing all the dumbocraps crying because the wicked witch of the east, Clinton did not win. Those in office who have been there for way too long has lined their pockets with technology taxpayers money, while WE THE PEOPLE suffer, from illegal aliens who don't belong here. It seems that the dumbocrappy party favors the illegals over us Americans. They (DUMBOCRAPS) give our money, welfare, foodstuffs to those that don't belong here. It's time get rid of the Lifers in politics
Jul 24th, 2018
Lance B. from Gardner, KS signed.
Jul 22nd, 2018
Nancy A. from Oregon City, OR writes:
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Having spent a lifetime in private business, I have long been appalled at the quality of employees my tax dollars support. PLEASE END THIS COUNTRY CLUB WORKPLACE FIASCO!
Jul 18th, 2018
Marjory N. from Snohomish, WA signed.
Jul 17th, 2018
Ricky T. from New Johnsonville, TN signed.
Jul 17th, 2018
robert b. from Rock Island, TN writes:
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People we the government. we need first to continue to rid our politicians that are corrupt and evil. they should be arrested for treason and compromising with the enemy that hate America. Arrest them all. they are the communist of today. most of them are perverts. they want a civil war in America. If any starts hang them all for treason and get rid of all the *****s that rise up in America. The most racist people in America has always been the *****s yet you don't hear much about it.
Jul 16th, 2018
Robert K. from Chelan, WA signed.
Jul 16th, 2018
Thomas C. from Bellevue, NE writes:
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We the people need to fire every lazy liberal/Demo/Republican who does not agree with President Trump's program - period
Jul 16th, 2018
Thomas J. from Arnaudville, LA signed.
Jul 16th, 2018
Margaret G. from Auburn, NY writes:
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Without this kind of help, our government is becoming a joke. These people who are stalling the governmental process need to be fired.