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house Bill H.R. 6295

Should Political Appointees Personally Repay the Gov’t if They Misuse Funds?

Argument in favor

Taxpayers should not foot the bill for Washington bureaucrats’ illegal expenses. This bill ensures that the government is repaid personally by officials who misuse public funds.

burrkitty's Opinion
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07/20/2018
Don’t embezzlers normally have to pay back their victims for their crimes? Of course these corrupted cockroaches should pay. And rot in prison.
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Mindful's Opinion
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07/20/2018
How about adding a real disincentive. Pay back...plus a hefty fine & publish their name. Consider: should we include those in violation of the “Emolument Clause”-same ‘disincentive’ measure applies?
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Martha's Opinion
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07/20/2018
YES!If they misuse funds in any way they should Go to jail.
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Argument opposed

While there are occasional misuses of funds, there aren’t enough cases of misuse to justify the additional strain this legislation will put on agency IGs and GAO.

Nick-Papagiorgio's Opinion
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07/20/2018
Of course not. Do we ask bank robbers to just return to loot? Stealing is a crime. Steal, and go to jail.
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Nicholas's Opinion
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07/20/2018
It’s not thatI disagree with the fundamental principle, it’s the definition of “misuse” that could result in government appointees and agents having no freedom to do anything without fear of liability
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James 's Opinion
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07/21/2018
Seems like another way to punish political opponents, Harass them so they can’t do their jobs. Using current laws, adjudicate charges and punish those found guilty seems like a more reasonable approach. We don’t need more laws, we need people in government that understand and practice ethics.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house has not voted
      house Committees
      Committee on Oversight and Reform
    IntroducedJune 28th, 2018

Bill Activity

  • action
    Introduced in House
  • referral
    Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house has not voted
      house Committees
      Committee on Oversight and Reform
    IntroducedJune 28th, 2018