Stacy French - October 13th, 2017
Washington, DC – Today, the Club for Growth PAC announced its endorsement of Representative Marsha Blackburn (TN-07), who is running for the seat currently held by Sen. Bob Corker, who announced he plans to retire.
“Club for Growth PAC is excited to announce support for Congressman Marsha Blackburn in her run for U.S. Senate,” stated Club for Growth PAC President David McIntosh. “Club for Growth PAC first endorsed Rep. Blackburn during her initial run for Congress in 2002, and today, 15 years later, Club for Growth PAC is just as excited to endorse Rep. Blackburn as a candidate for the U.S. Senate.”
“Earning a lifetime score of 90 percent on Club for Growth’s scorecard is no easy feat, but it is if you’re a conservative leader like Marsha Blackburn. Despite her time serving in Washington, Marsha has never become ‘of Washington.’ She has remained loyal to her conservative principles throughout her time in Congress.
“Club for Growth PAC is confident that Marsha will continue to fight for fiscal responsibility when she is elected to the Senate next fall. The seventh district of Tennessee is fortunate to have a representative who keeps campaign promises and fights for free-market economic principles and now the entire state of Tennessee can look forward to having that as well.”
Club for Growth Applauds President Trump’s Executive Order Introducing Market Competition to Healthcare
Rachael Slobodien - October 12th, 2017
Washington, DC – Today, Club for Growth President David McIntosh issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s executive order calling for policies that will increase healthcare competition and lower healthcare costs while improving the quality of care:
“Club for Growth applauds President Trump’s executive order, which will help to roll back some of Obamacare’s most harmful regulations,” stated Club for Growth President David McIntosh.
“Allowing health insurance to be sold across state lines will introduce much-needed competition into the health care industry and do much to lower insurance costs.”
“Thanks to the disaster that is Obamacare our nation’s health insurance market is hemorrhaging; health insurance costs are through the roof. Because of Obamacare, millions of middle-class families have lost or can no longer afford their health insurance. Instead of allowing the hemorrhaging to continue, our nation should embrace free markets and competition wherever possible.
“The president’s leadership and action on this issue is critical, particularly in contrast to the Senate’s inability to repeal Obamacare. As much as liberals may hate to hear it, the legislative text of Obamacare provides for much latitude and executive branch discretion in the law’s implementation.
“So until Congress acts to repeal and replace Obamacare with a truly free-market healthcare system, Club for Growth will continue to encourage President Trump to act within the full extent of his executive authority to mitigate Obamacare’s disastrous impact and bring competition to the healthcare industry.”
Mr. Andrew Roth - October 12th, 2017
KEY VOTE ALERT
“NO” on Emergency Supplemental (HR 2266)
The Club for Growth opposes the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act of 2017 (HR 2266) and we urge all House members to vote NO on it. A vote is expected later today. The vote will be included in the Club’s 2017 congressional scorecard.
This plan increases spending by $36.5 billion without any offsets. The “emergency” designation assigned to this bill is nothing more than a gimmick that allows politicians to avoid the hard work of cutting spending elsewhere in the budget. Supporters will say that disasters like hurricanes can’t be anything but emergencies since they are so unpredictable. But the truth is that natural disasters are predictable – we know with 100% certainty that they will occur in the future. So fiscally responsible stewards of American tax dollars should plan accordingly, just as American families save money for a “rainy day”.
Also, this proposal includes a bailout of the unnecessary and convoluted National Flood Insurance Program. This government-run plan distorts the insurance market, creates bad incentives, and is very expensive for taxpayers. It should be abolished immediately, and it certainly shouldn’t be bailed out.
Perhaps worst of all, the House is trying to pass this plan under suspension of the rules, which means limited debate and no amendments. When doling out billions of tax dollars, House leadership owes it to the American people to at least have a robust debate about this bill.
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Rachael Slobodien - October 10th, 2017
Washington, DC – Today, the Club for Growth PAC announced its endorsement of Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, who is running against incumbent Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO).
“Club for Growth PAC is absolutely thrilled to announce our support for Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley in his bid to unseat Senator Claire McCaskill, stated Club for Growth PAC President David McIntosh. “Josh is an ideal candidate who possesses conservative credentials and a commitment to pro-market economic principles few can match.”
“From his time clerking at the Supreme Court to serving as the Show Me state’s attorney general, Josh has demonstrated a keen knowledge of federal policy and is devoted to defending the Constitution against government overreach.
“Unlike out-of-touch liberal Claire McCaskill, Missourians will be able to count on Josh to be a strong voice for fiscal sanity. Josh also isn’t afraid to tackle the cronyism that plagues Claire McCaskill and the rest of the Washington swamp.”
Stacy French - October 05th, 2017
Washington, DC – Today, the Club for Growth PAC announced its endorsement of Tennessee State Senator Mark Green for the U.S. House of Representatives. Green is running for the open seat being vacated by Congressman Marsha Blackburn (TN-07), who is running for Senate.
“Club for Growth PAC is thrilled to announce support for Mark Green and his campaign for Congress,” stated Club for Growth PAC President David McIntosh.
“Mark has been an outspoken conservative in the Tennessee legislature. He led the fight to oppose Medicaid expansion as well as fought against the Hall Income tax and big government regulations like occupational licenses.
“Mark is an outstanding advocate for economic growth and would bring fiscal sanity with him when he comes to Washington.”