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FGA Applauds House Passage of the Pandemic is Over Act
  • FGA

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Pandemic is Over Act (H.R. 382), a bill to formally end the COVID-19 public health emergency. The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) applauds the House’s action and encourages the Senate and the president to follow suit. 

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America is ready to end the public health emergency
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The era of social distancing, isolation, and quarantine guidelines has ended. Even President Biden declared the pandemic over. The urgency and uncertainty of early 2020 is nearly three years in the past. So why is our country still under a public health emergency? 

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UPDATE: The Momentum is Building on REINS
  • Andrew Welhouse

Congress has seen the need to curb out-of-control regulations and rein in President Biden’s unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats creating a toxic regulatory environment for small businesses.

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FGA Applauds Sen. Rick Scott for Introducing the “Let’s Get to Work Act” Requiring Work in Food Stamp and Housing Programs
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The FGA applauds U.S. Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) for introducing the Let’s Get to Work Act, which reinstates and expands work requirements for able-bodied adults receiving food stamps or public housing benefits. 

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With New Reforms, Florida Leads the Nation in Education Transparency and Innovation
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The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) released a new paper highlighting the reforms Florida has introduced to attract talent, promote transparency in education, and offer the best value of any higher education system in the country.

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FGA Praises Wisconsin Legislators for Putting Work on the Ballot
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The resolution passed the Legislature with bipartisan support allowing voters to answer this question on a statewide ballot: “Shall able-bodied, childless adults be required to look for work in order to receive taxpayer-funded welfare benefits?”

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How Biden’s Massive Increase in Food Stamps Is Fueling the Worker Shortage
  • Jonathan Bain

Rather than restore commonsense work requirements to help move people off the sidelines, the Biden administration has chosen to expand welfare benefits by billions of dollars. Left unchecked, the Biden administration will only make the situation worse.

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How Congress and States Can Rein in Biden Bureaucrats While Protecting Taxpayers’ Money and Medicaid Program Integrity
  • Michael Greibrok

Congress should reassert its authority over important decisions and hold bureaucrats accountable by ensuring that costly CMS guidance goes through Congress.

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Alameda County is the Unofficial Poster Child of Ranked-Choice Voting’s Failures
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Imagine thinking that your candidate won and then nearly two months later you learn that there was a computer glitch and, just kidding, the least-popular candidate won instead. That’s exactly what happened in Alameda County in California, and it’s what will likely happen again if ranked-choice voting spreads to more counties and states. 

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Newly Introduced REINS Act Will Protect Americans from Out-of-Control Executive Spending
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Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL) has introduced the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act. The REINS Act requires congressional approval of any rule or regulation with an economic impact greater than $100 million annually before it can be implemented. 

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Stopping Regulatory Abuse with the REINS Act

What happens when you get regulation without representation? The size of government expands while you, the taxpayer, foot the bill. Under President Biden, the cost of new regulations grew by $200 billion in just his first year in office. It’s time to end the practice of handing blank checks to unelected Washington bureaucrats—Congress must act now to return power to the people by requiring legislative approval of costly new regulations.

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Kentucky State Rep. Phillip Pratt on the REINS Act and executive power

Rep. Phillip Pratt sees it all too often—when the executive branch can’t get policies passed in the legislature, it turns to the bureaucracy and regulatory agencies for a runaround. That’s not the way the Constitution set it up, but it’s how our government operates today—with businesses and taxpayers paying the price.

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Food Stamp Boosts Are Bankrupting Taxpayers
  • Hayden Dublois

Congress should resist any further attempts by the Biden administration to expand food stamp benefits by legislation and should hold the administration accountable for legally questionable expansions of the program by executive action.

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