House Admin Republicans Reintroduce Bill to End Obsolete, Unpopular Election Programs

Jan 15, 2013

WASHINGTON – Today, Committee on House Administration Chair Candice Miller, R-Mich., and Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., joined the effort led by Committee member Rep. Gregg Harper, R-Miss., and Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., to save taxpayers nearly $500 million and return $199 million to the Treasury for deficit reduction by terminating the obsolete Election Assistance Commission (EAC) and eliminating the Presidential Election Campaign Fund.

After the introduction of H.R. 260, Miller issued the following statement:

“I commend Mr. Harper for his continued leadership on this matter.  This country is facing an astonishing $16 trillion debt. Simply increasing the debt limit, again, without making much-needed cuts would be wildly irresponsible.  Ending obsolete, unpopular and ineffective programs shouldn’t be an option. This bill is a small but necessary step to prove we are serious about our nation’s financial health.”