Amid Democrat Debt Crisis, Sen. Rick Scott Introduces Bills for Constitutional Amendments to Make Washington Work for American Families
January 23, 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott introduced proposed constitutional amendments as part of his Make Washington Work plan, which would impose term limits on members of Congress, create presidential line-item veto authority for appropriations bills, and require a super-majority vote of two-thirds of each House of Congress to approve any legislation creating new taxes or fees.
Senator Rick Scott said, “I’ve spent the past few weeks traveling the state to talk to Floridians and hear firsthand how they want THEIR government to work better for THEM. It’s clear that the dysfunctional status quo in Washington isn’t working for the American people. Our economy is in shambles under Joe Biden’s failed presidency, with a $31 TRILLION federal debt crisis that Biden and Democrats are determined to ignore, sticking their heads in the sand while families bear the consequences. We’ve all had ENOUGH. If we don’t change how Washington works, we’ll never get our fiscal house in order. It’s time for bold change to reinvent government and put American interests first, and I’m proud to again propose several Constitutional amendments to help make that happen. It is far past time for commonsense policies like term limits for members of Congress, a line-item veto for federal appropriations bills and requiring a 2/3 majority to approve any legislation creating new taxes or fees. It’s time to reimagine government, and these proposals are a great place to start.”
- Establishing Congressional term limits with an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would impose term limits on members of Congress.
- Creating a line-item veto to allow the President to reduce or disapprove of individual appropriations in a spending bill that has been sent to the President’s desk by Congress. When Senator Scott was Governor of Florida, he went through the budget LINE BY LINE to make sure every tax dollar was spent efficiently and in the best interests of Floridians. By doing this, the budget was balanced and the state’s needs were prioritized.
- Requiring a 2/3 majority vote for any legislation that raises taxes or fees on the American people. As families struggle to get by amid Biden’s raging inflation crisis, the last thing they need is another attempt by Democrats to raise their taxes to pay for their reckless spending.