Rep. John Campbell Named to Serve on GOP Majority Transition Team
Wednesday, 10 November 2010 13:11
Washington, D.C. – Representative John Campbell (R-CA) was named to serve on the GOP Majority Transition Team. This 22-member team will work to ensure a seamless transition to a new Republican majority in the 112th Congress so that the House can get to work immediately in January to address the priorities of the American people. The team has been charged with implementing the reforms to Congress in the Pledge to America and looking for additional ways to reform Congress so that it is more transparent, cost-effective, and accountable to the people. Upon announcement of Mr. Campbell’s selection, Chairman of the Transition Team, Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) released the following statement:
“I know Rep. Campbell agrees with me that for far too long the people’s business has been conducted behind closed doors and out of reach of the voters. I am excited to have Rep. Campbell’s very capable help in returning transparency and accountability to the House of Representatives and running it in a more effective, cost-efficient way. Rep. Campbell and the rest of the transition team will bring Americans closer than ever before to the decisions made by their elected representatives.”
NOTE: The Republican Pledge to America sets forth a plan to reform Congress and, in doing so, begin restoring the public trust. These reforms include:
- A requirement that legislation be available online for 3 days before a vote so that members of Congress and the American people can read the bill.
- A requirement that all bills include a citation of constitutional authority so that Congress respects the limits imposed on it by our founding document.
- Changes to House rules to make it harder to increase spending and easier to cut it so that we begin a new era of fiscal responsibility in Washington.
- An end to the practice of passing "comprehensive" or "omnibus" bills that package unrelated legislation together in an effort to avoid public scrutiny.
Republican Leader Boehner has also pledged to end the days of bills being written in the Speaker’s Office behind closed doors, and instead vowed to move bill-writing authority back to committees, which would be required to post amendments and votes online to ensure full transparency.