Rep. Ogles Introduces 3 Bills To Stop The Hiring Of Federal Bureaucrats

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Andy Ogles (TN-05) introduced three bills to impose hiring freezes on three agencies in the federal bureaucracy.

The Mandating the Abolition of a Threat to Consumer Happiness (MATCH) Act would impose a permanent hiring freeze at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and prohibit it from establishing any new positions or transferring employees to new posts. The CFPB was designed by Democrats to harass American businesses and has been compromising American consumers’ access to financial services.

The Zero Increase in Personnel for Propagandistic Outreach (ZIPPO) Act would impose a hiring freeze at the United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM). The USAGM receives $875 million dollars to supposedly inform people around the world about freedom and democracy. Unfortunately, besides failing at its mission, the USAGM has a deep history of corruption.

The Forbidding the Increase of Rogue Enforcers (FIRE) Act would impose a hiring freeze at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF). The ATF has a history of reckless incompetence and proposals to infringe on the Second Amendment rights of Americans. The last thing the country needs is more federal agents threatening the rights of the people.

“It’s past time to stop the ever-growing bureaucracy in its tracks,” said Congressman Ogles. “Imposing hiring freezes in agencies that never should have been created to begin with is just the first step of several that need to be taken for the sake of the American people. It’s time to stop using taxpayer dollars to fund federal corruption.”

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