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David McKinley on Government Reform

 

 


No earmarks; no campaign-style "constituent" mailings

David refused to insert earmarks into legislation as a member of the House of Delegates and he will carry this precedent into Washington by proposing legislation to ban any federal earmarks not related to national security.

David believes that it's wrong to abuse taxpayer money by funding campaign-style "constituent" mailings and phone calls during re-election years. David will sponsor legislation to place greater restrictions on the timing and types of communications sent with taxpayer money..

Source: 2010 House campaign website, mckinley2010.com, "The Issues" , Nov 2, 2010

No Pork Pledge: decrease earmarking; increase transparency.

McKinley signed Citizens Against Government Waste's "No Pork Pledge"

Despite congressional reforms over the past several years to reduce pork barreling and increase earmark accountability and transparency, earmarks continue to figure prominently as the "currency of corruption" on Capitol Hill, undermining the federal budgetary process and our democratic system of government. In an effort to encourage more members of Congress and candidates for office to kick the earmarking habit, CCAGW has launched a new no-gimmicks, anti-pork pledge.

Source: Citizens Against Government Waste's "No Pork Pledge" 10-CAGW on Aug 12, 2010

Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill.

McKinley signed the Contract From America

The Contract from America, clause 1. Protect the Constitution:

Require each bill to identify the specific provision of the Constitution that gives Congress the power to do what the bill does.

Source: The Contract From America 10-CFA01 on Jul 8, 2010

Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them.

McKinley signed the Contract From America

The Contract from America, clause 5. Restore Fiscal Responsibility & Constitutionally Limited Government in Washington:

Create a Blue Ribbon taskforce that engages in a complete audit of federal agencies and programs, assessing their Constitutionality,

Source: The Contract From America 10-CFA05 on Jul 8, 2010

Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced.

McKinley signed the Contract From America

The Contract from America, clause 9. Stop the Pork:

Place a moratorium on all earmarks until the budget is balanced, and then require a 2/3 majority to pass any earmark.

Source: The Contract From America 10-CFA09 on Jul 8, 2010

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

McKinley voted NAY For the People Act of 2019