Moderate Republicans joined with Democrats and ensured that Obamacare remains the law of the land.

Stacy French - July 28th, 2017

Club for Growth: Bye Bye BAT

Rachael Slobodien - July 27th, 2017

Washington, DCClub for Growth Vice President Andy Roth offered the following statement in response to the news that a Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) would not be included in the tax reform principles the White House and GOP Congressional leaders unveiled today.  Club for Growth played an instrumental role in influencing the BAT debate and ensuring its ultimate demise.  Earlier this year, Club for Growth spent nearly $700,000 on ad buys urging Republican Members of Congress to oppose the BAT. Links to these ads are included at the bottom of this release.

Club for Growth Vice President Andy Roth remarked:

“Today is a great day for the American taxpayer.  From the get-go, Club for Growth led efforts to inform the public of the harmful economic impacts a BAT would cause.

“Talk of a BAT had quieted as Congress began realizing – in part because of the attention Club for Growth brought to the issue – the harm a BAT would wreak on our nation’s economy and the pocketbooks of hardworking Americans.  But until today’s announcement, the BAT was lurking in the shadows ready to rear its ugly head.

“As Club for Growth President David McIntosh remarked earlier this summer, ‘we should kill the BAT, bury it, and give it a funeral.’ Well, we’re pleased today to do exactly that. In fact, we’ll lead the procession.

“Now that the BAT is dead and buried, we look forward to working with congressional leaders and the White House to push for pro-growth tax reform.  The Club strongly supports lower tax rates for individuals and businesses, lower taxes on capital, and a simplified tax code that supercharges the economy.”

The ads ran in the following districts and can be viewed by clicking the links below.

 

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Key Vote Alert – Various Amendments to the Minibus (HR 3219)

Andrew Roth - July 26th, 2017

KEY VOTE ALERT

Various Amendments to the Minibus (HR 3219)

The Club for Growth is key-voting the following amendments to the “Minibus” spending bill, which includes the Defense, Energy-Water, Military Construction-VA, and Legislative Branch appropriations.  The votes on these amendments will be included in the Club’s 2017 congressional scorecard.

YES on King #40 Amendment – this would prohibit funds from being used to implement, administer, or enforce the Davis-Bacon Act in the MilConVA title.

YES on Blackburn #20 – with some exceptions, this would provide for a 1% across-the-board spending cut to the bill’s spending levels.

NO on DelBene-Hunter #6 – this would force the government to use only American-made anchor chain, potentially forcing higher costs on taxpayers.

Our Congressional Scorecard for the 115th Congress provides a comprehensive rating of how well or how poorly each member of Congress supports pro-growth, free-market policies and will be distributed to our members and to the public.

Club for Growth PAC Welcomes Kevin Nicholson’s Candidacy for U.S. Senate

Rachael Slobodien - July 26th, 2017

“It’s good to see that the out-of-touch liberal Tammy Baldwin is finally getting a serious challenger.”

Washington, DC – Club for Growth PAC President David McIntosh offered the following statement upon learning of Kevin Nicholson’s announcement to run for U.S. Senate and unseat Tammy Baldwin:

“Club for Growth PAC is pleased to welcome Kevin Nicholson to the race,” stated Club for Growth PAC President David McIntosh.

“It’s good to see that the out-of-touch liberal Tammy Baldwin is finally getting a serious challenger who will help expose her liberal record to Wisconsin voters.”

 

Club for Growth PAC is a political arm of the Club for Growth, a 501(c)(4).

 

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Key Vote Alert – Amendments to HR 1628

Andrew Roth - July 26th, 2017

KEY VOTE ALERT

Various Amendments to HR 1628

As part of the Obamacare repeal debate, the Senate is going to engage in vote-a-rama where several amendments are going to be considered.  The Club will attempt to issue key vote alerts ahead of the actual consideration of these various amendments.  However, since the process is fast-paced, the Club reserves the right to retro-score any or all amendments that are relevant to economic issues.

That said, the Club urges all Senators to support the 2015 Obamacare repeal bill that is being offered as an amendment by Sen. Rand Paul.  This vote will be included in the Club’s 2017 congressional scorecard.

Our Congressional Scorecard for the 115th Congress provides a comprehensive rating of how well or how poorly each member of Congress supports pro-growth, free-market policies and will be distributed to our members and to the public.