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Blog Contract with America The Contract with America was the conservative action of more than Republican Congressional candidates who signed it. Led by the Speaker of the House Newt Gingrichthe contract was presented at a September 27, press conference.
The following is a proposal, as well as the actual contract that was presented by Republican Members of the House of Representatives. The Contract with America is rooted in three core principles: The government is too big and spends too much, and Congress and unelected bureaucrats have become so entrenched to be unresponsive to the public they are supposed to serve.
The GOP contract restores accountability to government. Bigger government and more federal programs usurp personal responsibility from families and individuals. The GOP contract restores a proper balance between government and personal responsibility.
The American Dream is out of the reach of too many families because of burdensome government regulations and harsh tax laws. The GOP contract restores the American dream.
The Contract As Republican Members of the House of Representatives and as citizens seeking to join that body we propose not just to change its policies, but even more important, to restore the bonds of trust between the people and their elected representatives.
That is why, in this era of official evasion and posturing, we offer instead a detailed agenda for national renewal, a written commitment with no fine print. This year's election offers the chance, after four decades of one-party control, to bring to the House a new majority that will transform the way Congress works.
That historic change would be the end of government that is too big, too intrusive, and too easy with the public's money. It can be the beginning of a Congress that respects the values and shares the faith of the American family.
Like Lincoln, our first Republican president, we intend to act "with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right.
To end its cycle of scandal and disgrace. To make us all proud again of the way free people govern themselves. On the first day of the th Congress, the new Republican majority will immediately pass the following major reforms, aimed at restoring the faith and trust of the American people in their government: Require all laws that apply to the rest of the country also apply equally to the Congress.
Select a major, independent auditing firm to conduct a comprehensive audit of Congress for waste, fraud or abuse. Cut the number of House committees, and cut committee staff by one-third. Limit the terms of all committee chairs.
Ban the casting of proxy votes in committee. Require committee meetings to be open to the public. Require a three-fifths majority vote to pass a tax increase. Guarantee an honest accounting of our Federal Budget by implementing zero base-line budgeting.
Thereafter, within the first days of the th Con gress, we shall bring to the House Floor the following bills, each to be given full and open debate, each to be given a clear and fair vote and each to be immediately available this day for public inspection and scrutiny.
The Taking Back Our Streets Act An anti-crime package including stronger truth-in-sentencing, "good faith" exclusionary rule exemptions, effective death penalty provisions, and cuts in social spending from this summer's "crime" bill to fund prison construction and additional law enforcement to keep people secure in their neighborhoods and kids safe in their schools.
The Personal Responsibility Act Discourage illegitimacy and teen pregnancy by prohibiting welfare to minor mothers and denying increased AFDC for additional children while on welfare, cut spending for welfare programs, and enact a tough two-years-and-out provision with work requirements to promote individual responsibility.
The Family Reinforcement Act Child support enforcement, tax incentives for adoption, strengthening rights of parents in their children's education, stronger child pornography laws, and an elderly dependent care tax credit to reinforce the central role of families in American society.
The American Dream Restoration Act A S per child tax credit, begin repeal of the marriage tax penalty, and creation of American Dream Savings Accounts to provide middle class tax relief. The Common Sense Legal Reform Act "Loser pays" laws, reasonable limits on punitive damages and reform of product liability laws to stem the endless tide of litigation.
The Citizen Legislature Act A first-ever vote on term limits to replace career politicians with citizen legislators. Further, we will instruct the House Budget Committee to report to the floor and we will work to enact additional budget savings, beyond the budget cuts specifically included in the legislation described above, to ensure that the Federal budget deficit will be less than it would have been without the enactment of these bills.Contract on America: The Mafia Murder of President John F.
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Contract with America, a document signed Sept. 27, , on the Capitol steps in Washington, D.C., by members of the Republican minority before the Republican Party gained control of Congress in The “Contract with America” outlined legislation to be enacted by the House of Representatives within the first days of the th Congress (–96).
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The Contract with America was a document released by the United States Republican Party during the Congressional election campaign. Written by Newt Gingrich and Dick Armey, and in part using text from former President Ronald Reagan's State of the Union Address.
The Contract with America was an interesting approach to communicating a political agenda to a broader audience.
While this reviewer was living abroad during those years, it seems as if it were the only serious attempt by a political movement to provide some level of ideological justification to its agenda/5(8).