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Tim Burchett on Government Reform

 

 


Supports term limits for Congress

There's no question about it: The longer politicians stay in Washington, the more beholden they become to the special-interests who line their pockets. The Founding Fathers never intended for people to go to Washington and make a career out of it. Tim sponsored term limits legislation in Tennessee and has pledged to support term limits legislation as a member of Congress. You can't clean up Washington with dirty career politicians.
Source: 2018 TN-2 House campaign website BurchettForCongress.com , May 14, 2020

Open TVA board of directors meetings to taxpayers

Tim believes in the public's right to know, especially when it comes to their hard-earned tax dollars. Government transparency is the best way to hold politicians accountable. That's why he supports increased transparency for all spending that occurs behind the Capitol's doors.

Tim's first bill in Congress, the TVA Transparency Act of 2019, calls on the TVA to open meetings of its board of directors to the taxpayers who fund them.

Source: 2018 TN-2 House campaign website BurchettForCongress.com , May 14, 2020

Roll back job-killing regulations at EPA & other agencies

As a small business owner who ran his own mulch company and was put out of business by liberal government regulations, Tim knows from first-hand experience that government doesn't create jobs. We need to get rid of the burdensome regulations that discourage people from taking risks and investing in our economy. Tim supports President Trump's efforts to roll back the job-killing regulations at the EPA and other agencies imposed by President Obama's unconstitutional executive orders.
Source: 2018 TN-2 House campaign website BurchettForCongress.com , May 14, 2020

Require paper ballot trail on voting machines

Gov. Bredesen signed four bills into law Thursday including The Tennessee Voter Confidence Act (HB1256/SB1363). [Tim Burchett co-sponsored the bill].

The Tennessee Voter Confidence Act requires each county to use precinct voting machines that produce a paper ballot trail. The bill requires that every voting system purchased after January 1, 2009 be systems that produce an optical scan voter-verified paper ballot.

Source: Gov. Press release on Tennessee voting record HB1256/SB1363 , Jun 6, 2008

No holiday on election day; no same-day registration.

Burchett voted NAY For the People Act of 2019