Critical Vote Advances Paycheck Protection
Today, the House State Government Committee advanced House Bill 1507 to the floor, taking the first step towards ending the taxpayer collection of government union campaign contributions and political money. We applaud the House State Government Committee’s determination to restore fairness and accountability to a process that harms both taxpayers and public employees.
Thanks to today’s vote, teachers like Keith Williams, who testified before the committee, now have hope that their voices will no longer be co-opted by union executives who abuse taxpayer resources and teachers’ paychecks to advance their own political agendas.
A big thanks to Chairman Daryl Metcalfe and the Committee members who voted 'YEA' on paycheck protection—an important step in order for the legislation to move on for a full House vote.
Please join me in thanking those representatives who stood with the taxpayers and teachers! You can click below for their contact information, or thank them publicly via social media.
|Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, chair YEA||Rep. Mark Cohen, chair NAY|
|Rep. Stephen Barrar Absent||Rep. Mary Jo Daley NAY|
|Rep. George Dunbar YEA||Rep. Marty Flynn NAY|
|Rep. Eli Evankovich YEA||Rep. Jordan Harris NAY|
|Rep. Garth Everett YEA||Rep. Daniel McNeill NAY|
|Rep. Matt Gabler YEA||Rep. Daniel Miller NAY|
|Rep. Fred Keller YEA||Rep. Michael O'Brien NAY|
|Rep. Jerry Knowles YEA||Rep. Michael Schlossberg NAY|
|Rep. Timothy Krieger YEA||Rep. Brian Sims NAY|
|Rep. David Maloney YEA||Rep. Greg Vitali NAY|
|Rep. John McGinnis YEA|
|Rep. Brad Roae YEA|
|Rep. Rick Saccone YEA|
|Rep. Justin Simmons YEA|
|Rep. Dan Truitt YEA|
Click here for a listing of links to these members' social media accounts.
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