VITTER FILES BILL

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by Pete Abington

This bill should drive Congress crazy because it makes too much sense. U. S. Senator David Vitter, a Louisiana Republican, who is also running for governor, filed several pieces of legislation on the first day of the 114th Congress. One bill is to establish term limits limiting elected officials in the U. S. House of Representatives to three terms and two terms in the U. S. Senate. It also eliminates automatic pay raises for Congress; bars Congress member’s spouses and immediate family members from getting paid by their Political Action Committees or individual campaign accounts; and establishes local sub-contractors as the goto entities for debris removal of demolition following natural disasters. He also proposed legislation that would require members of Congress, the congressional staff, the president, the vice-president and all political appointees to purchase health insurance from the Federal Health Care Exchange and receive the same standard amount of financial support to do so.

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