Key Vote Alert – “YES” on the REINS Act (HR 26)

Andrew Roth - January 05th, 2017

KEY VOTE ALERT

“YES” on the REINS Act (HR 26)

The Club for Growth urges all members of Congress to support the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act (HR 26). A vote on this proposal is expected in the House today or tomorrow.  The vote will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2017 Congressional Scorecard.

With exceptions for national emergencies, the REINS Act would require congressional approval of any regulation proposed by the executive branch that has an economic impact of at least $100 million.

We encourage passage for two reasons.  First, for years, Congress has failed to use its Article 1 authority to rein in the out-of-control administrative state that has overregulated the American economy.  It’s time for Congress to reassert itself as a separate, but equal branch of government.  Second, this bill would be massively pro-growth.  Regulations are strangling commerce.  According to research by the Heritage Foundation, there have been 229 major regulations during the Obama administration costing at least $108 billion annually.  The real cost is potentially much higher.  Passage of this plan would likely slow down or completely arrest DC’s abusive behavior towards economic growth.

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.

Op-Ed in The Hill: The longer you wait, the harder it will get — repeal ObamaCare now

Stacy French - December 21st, 2016

Read full article on The Hill website here >>

BY DAVID MCINTOSH, CONTRIBUTOR - 

For six years Republicans have fought for the opportunity to repeal and replace ObamaCare. That time has come, and there should be no delay.

 

When the new Congress is sworn in on Jan. 3, it should immediately pass the budget resolution that will provide the framework for repeal. The repeal bill itself should be waiting at the Oval Office when President Trump arrives on January 20.

 

That repeal should provide for the elimination of the mandates on employers and individuals, and should zero out their corresponding penalties.

 

It should end the ObamaCare taxes, like the Medical Device tax, the Medicare surtax, the penalties and limitations that were slapped on Health Savings Accounts and Flexible Spending Accounts, the so-called Cadillac Tax, and the other fees and excise taxes used to pay for the bureaucratic mess created by ObamaCare.

 

Lately, there has been talk of Republicans taking three years, or even longer, to complete the process of replacing ObamaCare. That’s too long.

 

ObamaCare was created by Democrats as an intentionally obtuse and complicated law. Unwinding it and putting patient-centered, free-market reforms in its place will not be easy. But this Congress should fulfill the mandate that it was given by voters.

 

By the time House and Senate members are on the ballot for re-election in Nov. 2018, ObamaCare’s taxes, mandates, market regulations, and subsidies should be things of the past.

 

The longer it takes to repeal and replace ObamaCare, the harder it will get. Democrats will use any delay or hint of hesitancy to stir up trouble.

 

It’s up to Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to make it clear that Republicans haven’t simply been clamoring for this moment, but that they are prepared to seize it.

 

Contrary to the mainstream media narrative, Republicans have been putting forth good health care reform proposals, including strong plans from President-elect Trump’s nominee for Health and Human Services Secretary, Chairman Tom Price.

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Club for Growth PAC Endorses Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel for U.S. Senate

Doug Sachtleben - December 21st, 2016

“Mandel is a model of pro-growth fiscal conservatism in Ohio.”

Washington, DC – The Club for Growth PAC today announced its endorsement of Josh Mandel, the State Treasurer of Ohio, for the 2018 U.S. Senate race, and the seat currently held by Sen. Sherrod Brown.

“Josh Mandel is a model of pro-growth fiscal conservatism in Ohio, and the Club for Growth PAC is proud to endorse him for U.S. Senate,” said Club for Growth PAC President David McIntosh. “Josh’s efforts to cut taxes at the state and local levels, his opposition to Obamacare expansion in Ohio, and his work to make the Buckeye State the best in the country for transparency in state spending all show the credentials of a proven economic conservative who will fight for taxpayers in Washington.”

The Club for Growth recently released information from its first poll of Ohio Republicans for the 2018 Senate race, showing Mandel with a big lead.

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

 

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Club for Growth Applauds Choice of Mulvaney to Head OMB

Doug Sachtleben - December 17th, 2016

“Mick Mulvaney is a leader among economic conservatives, and his selection is a major victory for taxpayers.”

Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement in response to President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Rep. Mick Mulvaney (SC-05) to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget:

“The days of the White House producing massive, ridiculous budgets that are dead on arrival on Capitol Hill are over,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “Mick Mulvaney is a leader among economic conservatives, and the Trump Administration’s selection is a major victory for taxpayers and for all who want to see the downsizing of the federal government. Since he was first elected in 2010, Mick Mulvaney has never scored less than 93% on the Club for Growth’s annual scorecard, and he has a lifetime average of 96. He has walked the walk of economic conservatism, and will bring that same steadfastness to the White House.”

Club for Growth Hopes Rick Perry Will Be Final Energy Secretary

Doug Sachtleben - December 13th, 2016

“Governor Perry has a prime opportunity to serve taxpayers by closing the doors at DOE.”

Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement in response to President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of former Texas Governor Rick Perry to be Secretary of Energy:

“Rick Perry will be a strong advocate for free-market energy policies, and the most important pro-growth step he could take at the Energy Department would be to fulfill his 2012 campaign pledge to eliminate it,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “The DOE is little more than the government’s own venture capital firm for energy-related activities, and it’s time for the cronyism end. Governor Perry has a prime opportunity to serve taxpayers by closing its doors.”