re: Government Efficiency Act

Ronald Reagan once said, "A government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth."  Regrettably, that longevity has nothing to do with the program or agency's effectiveness or usefulness to the American people.  As a result, the Federal bureaucracy is bloated with programs that duplicate one another, that fail to accomplish anything other than prolong their own perpetuity, and that outlive the problems and constituencies they were meant to serve.  The indpendent commission established by the Government Efficiency Act will review Federal programs and agencies and make sure they still have relevance to the people's government.  I am proud to be a cosponsor of this legislation and pleased that language I authored is included in the bill.  Under my language, the established review process will include a check on the Constitutionality of those programs and agencies.  If the Constitution doesn't sustain existence of the program, the taxpayers shouldn't have to either.