ATR, CWF Support the MERIT Act
Today, Senator David Perdue (R-GA) and Congressman Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) reintroduced the Modern Employment Reform, Improvement and Transformation (MERIT) Act in the Senate and House. They were joined by Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Mike Braun (R-IN), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Roger Wicker (R-MS).
Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) and the Center for Worker Freedom (CWF) strongly support the MERIT Act and urge members of Congress to pass the bill.
Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, explained his support for the bill last year:
“Americans for Tax Reform strongly supports the MERIT Act because U.S. taxpayers should only pay for competent, law-abiding federal employees. The MERIT Act strengthens the federal workforce and ensures taxpayer money is spent wisely.”
ATR and CWF support the bill for several reasons. First, the MERIT Act would strengthen the federal workforce.
For example, the bill shortens the time that the federal government is required to wait to fire a poor performing employee. The MERIT Act also allows agencies to fire senior executives for performance reasons. Currently, agencies are only allowed to demote poor performing senior executives.