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house Bill H.R. 1463

Should Taxpayer Dollars Not Fund Travel by Federal Officials That Violates Travel Regulations?

Argument in favor

Governmental officials shouldn’t be wasting taxpayer dollars using government and private jets to travel the country in an unofficial capacity. This bill strengthens rules against such wasteful spending and promotes transparency.

John's Opinion
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04/27/2019
Elected and appointed officials should not treat travel like a perk of the job. They should be held accountable for wasting taxpayer dollars.
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IllWill's Opinion
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04/27/2019
If you violate the federal travel rules, you should have to pay back all the extra money that you spent and you should immediately lose your job! Politicians seem to think that they can live by their own set of rules. You work for us! If you break the rules then you’re out!
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Deborah's Opinion
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04/27/2019
Anyone that violates the rules should be paying fines, like the rest of us! Why should we just pretend it never happened? What’s to make them ever do it fairly? Of course they’re not going to as long as there is no penalty!
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Argument opposed

There are already regulations against this in place, so there’s no need for legislation — it’s a matter of bureaucrats finding the willpower to hold themselves accountable and enforce their own rules.

SirRobert's Opinion
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04/27/2019
Why would we pay for an unauthorized expense?
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David's Opinion
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04/27/2019
I assume you are referring to Nancy Pelosi's trip with all her grandchildren to Europe..... the statement is far too broad and intentionally misleading to be taken seriously. Just another spear from the left.
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Ellen's Opinion
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04/27/2019
We should not be responsible for paying one red cent!
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    Elected and appointed officials should not treat travel like a perk of the job. They should be held accountable for wasting taxpayer dollars.
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    Why would we pay for an unauthorized expense?
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    If you violate the federal travel rules, you should have to pay back all the extra money that you spent and you should immediately lose your job! Politicians seem to think that they can live by their own set of rules. You work for us! If you break the rules then you’re out!
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    Anyone that violates the rules should be paying fines, like the rest of us! Why should we just pretend it never happened? What’s to make them ever do it fairly? Of course they’re not going to as long as there is no penalty!
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    👍🏻👍🏻HOUSE Bill,H.R. 1463 AKA the “Taxpayers DIME Act of 2019” 👍🏻👍🏻 I’m in support of and recommend the passage of the House Bill H.R. 1463 AKA the “Taxpayers DIME Act of 2019” which would prohibit the use of funds for travel expenses of senior federal officials that violate the Federal Travel Regulations (FTR). Agencies would be required to submit quarterly reports to Congress on travel by senior federal officials on government aircraft. The Office of Government Ethics would be required to produce a report suggesting ways to strengthen the FTR, which would be provided to Congress and made publicly available. Governmental officials shouldn’t be wasting taxpayer dollars using government and private jets to travel the country in an unofficial capacity. This bill strengthens rules against such wasteful spending and promotes transparency. SneakyPete..... 👍🏻👍🏻HR-1463😂👍🏻👍🏻. 4*27*19.....
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    Apparently current laws are insufficient to prevent such practices. So it is time to make such a prohibition crystal clear!
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    This isn’t Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous on my tax $$$. If it violates the travel restrictions they Must pay for it.
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    WHEN AN ELECTED OFFICIAL USES TAX PAYER TRANSPORTATION ERRONEOUSLY THEY MUST MUST MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE BY STIFF PERSONAL FINES AND INCARCERATION IN A HIGH SECURITY PRISON WITH THE GENERAL PRISON POPULATION AND FORCED TO PAY FOR IT OUT OF THEIR OWN PERSONAL POCKETS OF COURSE !
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    Someone needs to check these funny worded questions. Dang. Okay I believe these morons should get a travel budget and anything above their budget has to be approved. Although seeing as how this great country of ours can’t stick to its budget or at least be accountable for I bet our legislators won’t either.
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    We should not pay if they can’t follow the rules.
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    Travel on your own dime!
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    Big corporations may allow execs to use corporate resources for personal, non-business purposes, but we need a higher bar in our Government. No vacays for buds on taxpayer dimes!
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    I was in the military for eight years and a civil service for 31 years. We traveled utilizing the least expensive means. I feel every government employee and members of Congress and most of the administration members should follow suit. With the exception of our President, Vice President and Secretary of State. All else coach fare.
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    They should use their own money for trips for their concerns
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    Tax dollars should not fund irregularities and irresponsible travel by government officials. Crack down on these grifters. Now.
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    Yes they should be punished
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    This is a no brainer. If they spend over what is allowed or reasonable, they should be forced to pay it back. I’m a government employee who travels. If I want anything extra (such as economy plus for the leg room), I need to cover it myself. Why shouldn’t they cover it as well. In fact, if I take a taxis from the airport to the hotel and the shuttle is cheaper, I have to cover the ride.
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    Save taxpayers money!
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    These people are treated like royalty and flying first class with our money that should go to MY KID...drain the swamp!!! I want transparency!
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    If I spend outside my budget, I suffer for it. My elected officials should not get away with it either.
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