For Immediate Release Contact: Committee to Elect Sam Peters
November 7, 2019
Peters Announces Plan to Clean Up Congress
Las Vegas, NV…Today Sam Peters, United States Air Force veteran, Bronze Star recipient, and Republican candidate for Congress in Nevada’s 4th District, announced a series of reforms to clean up Congress. “Congress is consumed by partisan political gamesmanship rather than doing their jobs. It is time to focus on people not impeachment. As the next Congressman from Nevada, I will work to implement reforms that ensure Congress works for us not against us,” said Peters. “If Congress cannot do their jobs such as balancing the budget, we are going to cut the pay.” Peters’ reforms include the following:
✓ No more hush funds for Congress
✓ No Congressional pay raises until budget is balanced.
✓ Pass term limits for Congress. No one should serve more than 12 years in one office.
✓ Re-establish the House Internal Security Committee which would require Congressional members to undergo security screening before sitting on committees that review classified information.
✓ Post all legislation for five days before a vote so public has time to comment. Even more important, Congressional members must read the bills before voting.
✓ Cut Congressional pay 50 percent for members when they fail to pass a budget for the fiscal year.
✓ End Earmark Abuse by prohibiting members from anonymously introducing earmarks and stop the practice of inserting earmarks while legislation is in conference committee.
✓ Require Congressional members to be on the same health plans as average Americans.
✓ Eliminate Congressional perks by requiring members to join the same pension system as all other federal employees.
✓ Prohibit immediate family members from being paid federal lobbyists and serving on foreign corporate boards.
✓ Require recipients of earmark funding to disclose money spent on lobbying efforts and campaign contributions they made.
“It is a pretty basic concept, if you don’t do your job you don’t get paid. Failure to pass a budget should cost members their paycheck,” said Peters. “A pay raise requires people to do a good job. Congress has not balanced the budget, so no pay increases until they do.” “Winning an elected office should not be like winning the lottery. Congressional members must live like the rest of us, not an elite class, nor should their family enrich themselves due to being politically connected,” said Peters who wants to prohibit immediate family members from lobbying on federal policy. “As a business owner, I never sign a contract without reading it first. Hence, when Congress is dealing with legislation costing millions, billions and trillions, they need to read it,” said Peters. Peters believes that the passage of Obamacare is a prime example of a bill that should have been read. Speaker Pelosi urged passage to see what was in the legislation. “Only a rare few members read the 1100 page bill that overhauls our health care system. Taking over 16% of our nation’s economy should have been better scrutinized and the first step is to requiring reading of the bill,” said Peters.
Peters is the only candidate putting out serious plans. Last month, he released his 11 point plan for ending the problem of illegal immigration.
The Peters 11 Point Plan:
✓ Building the wall
✓ Holding elected officials who violate our federal immigration laws legally accountable
✓ Ending chain migration for non-immediate family members
✓ Prohibiting sanctuary cities and states by holding back federal funding
✓ Ending the visa lottery system
✓ Prohibiting illegal aliens from receiving taxpayer-funded welfare and health care benefits
✓ Increasing penalties on businesses that knowingly hire illegal aliens
✓ Requiring mandatory employer verification of worker eligibility
✓ Reducing refugee and visa fraud by re-evaluating criteria and improving background checks
✓ Ending visa overstays
✓ Enacting merit-based immigration reform to expedite naturalization process
Peters is a veteran of the United States Air Force. He served his country in Afghanistan, Iraq, Panama, and Korea. He earned the Bronze Star for his efforts in Afghanistan. After his service to our nation, Peters worked for two years as a corporate employee where he managed nearly $100 million in annual revenue across the largest geographical region in the United States. Peters settled in Las Vegas with his family, and exercising his entrepreneurial spirit, Peters founded Peters Family Insurance with two locations. He presently employs eight. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Park University. He finished his Master of Science in Administration, with focus on law, through Central Michigan University. His continued thirst for knowledge, has also led him through a Graduate-Level Certificate Program in Organizational Finance from the University of Maryland University College.