Hosemann testifies before U.S. House subcommittee
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann testified before the United States House Elections Subcommittee yesterday on H.R. 672, a bill to terminate the Elections Assistance Commission (EAC).
“The federal government needs to go on the same diet as our state governments,” says Hosemann. “On the state level, the elimination of the EAC would be of no consequence. It makes good fiscal sense to terminate the EAC, particularly since over 50 percent of its operating costs are allocated to management.”
The EAC was created by the Help America Vote Act to aid states in replacing antiquated voting systems, implementing statewide voter registration databases, and other improvements. H.R. 672 proposes for remaining tasks yet to be completed to the EAC to be transferred to the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
“In these economic times, we should be streamlining our government and making cuts with a permanent marker,” adds Hosemann. “Transferring the remaining tasks of the EAC to the FEC is a prudent, responsible decision to help streamline government and save taxpayer dollars.”
Source: Secretary of State’s Office
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