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Rep. Bob Good Testifies on Amendment to End Taxpayer Funded Telework and Union Activities

July 27, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Bob Good (VA-05) testified to the House Rules Committee on an amendment he offered on H.R. 4502 that would strike a provision that prohibits federal funds from being used to implement any limitation on federal employees’ telework or union activities performed on official time or in federal office space.

Congressman Good’s amendment comes after unprecedented backlogs at the U.S. State Department of over 2 million passport applications as federal bureaucrats take advantage of telework status and delay their return to work.

“We have got to stop paying folks not to come to work, and stop paying them to conduct union business on the taxpayer’s dime and in taxpayer funded workspace,” said U.S. Representative Bob Good (VA-05) during his testimony to the House Rules Committee on Monday. “If we pass this bill as is and require taxpayers to continue to pay for telework and for union time for bureaucrats who are 2 million cases behind in doing their job we should only call it what it is, which is abuse of the taxpayer.”

Cosponsors: U.S. Representatives Lance Gooden (R-TX), Jody Hice (R-GA), Brian Babin (R-TX), Scott Perry (R-PA), Chip Roy (R-TX), Andrew Clyde (R-GA), Randy Weber (R-TX), and Mary Miller (R-IL)

Full amendment text HERE

Watch Representative Good’s full remarks to the House Rules Committee HERE