The most pointless piece of legislation ever passed by Congress was Section 4 US Code 72, which states:
(July 30, 1947, ch. 389, 61 Stat. 643.)
Government needs to be closer to the people it regulates. As it stands, decision makers at various agencies are largely shielded from the impact of their decisions. Housing federal agencies in a city with one of the highest median incomes in the United States is not only expensive, but keeps federal bureaucrats in an economic and political bubble that offers a distorted view of the realities facing this country.
This resolution is the first step toward decentralizing federal agencies and initiating a process that shares the wealth of stable federal jobs with other communities across the United States. I look forward to working with my colleagues on legislation to identify locations where these agencies can best serve the American people.
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Tell your Representative to support HR 38. It’s not enough to get the job done, but it’s a step in the right direction. 4 USC 72 needs to be repealed. It does more damage than good now. And quite frankly, with the advent of the threat of nuclear weapons falling into the hands of terrorists and rogue nations like North Korea and Iran, a decentralized federal government is a hell of a lot better idea than having the entire functioning government in one easy target.
Please sign the petition at change.org to let Conressman Chaffetz know you support his effort.