Heitkamp Sides with Washington Special Interests

Doug Sachtleben - February 07th, 2017

“Many North Dakotans responded to Club for Growth ads and urged Senator Heitkamp to support President Trump’s nominee for Education Secretary.”

Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement after Senator Heidi Heitkamp joined a failed effort by Washington liberals in voting against the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education:

“We know that many North Dakotans responded to calls and ads by the Club for Growth and called Senator Heitkamp’s office to urge her to support President Trump’s nominee for Education Secretary,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “Unfortunately, Senator Heitkamp sided with the power and money of the teachers unions in voting against the president’s nominee, who presents a clear threat to their status quo. The Club for Growth remains committed to alerting Heitkamp’s constituents when she sides with Washington special interests and votes against their conservative pro-growth principles.”

Club for Growth Effort Helps Preserve DeVos Confirmation

Doug Sachtleben - February 07th, 2017

“The full-court press of the teachers unions was defeated by the Club for Growth, as part of a concerted conservative effort.”

Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement after Vice-President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education:

“The teachers unions used their money and power to pick off two liberal Republican Senators, but their full-court press for one more Republican vote was defeated by the Club for Growth, as part of a concerted conservative effort,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “Betsy DeVos’ work for school choice presents a clear threat to the status quo of the teachers unions and they declared war on her nomination. That’s why the Club launched a six-figure investment in TV and digital ads, and robocalls, to caution potential Republican defectors, and to tell constituents in some conservative states that their Senators voted with Washington special interests.”

Club for Growth Launches TV Ads Supporting DeVos Nomination in North Dakota and West Virginia

Doug Sachtleben - February 03rd, 2017

“We are determined to see Betsy DeVos win confirmation.”

Washington, DC – The Club for Growth released the following statement from its president, David McIntosh, about its new television ad supporting the nomination of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education:

“The Club for Growth enthusiastically endorsed Betsy DeVos when President Trump nominated her in December, and we are determined to see her win confirmation,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “We expected the union-backed liberals to oppose her, but it’s especially troubling to see Senators in conservative states who are wavering on her nomination because of union pressure. We’re running these ads to make sure constituents understand what’s at stake in this nomination battle.”

The Club for Growth is airing TV ads in North Dakota and West Virginia, urging constituents to call their Senator about the DeVos nomination. The ads can be seen here.

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Club for Growth Applauds House Republicans for Using Congressional Review Act

Doug Sachtleben - January 31st, 2017

“It’s the beginning of the end for some of the worst and costliest Obama rules.”

Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement in response to the announcement by Speaker Paul Ryan that the House will use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to vote on five resolutions of disapproval this week:

“It’s the beginning of the end for some of the worst and costliest Obama rules,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “House Republicans are launching an effort that will be unquestionably pro-growth, by fending off the economic damage posed by these unnecessary federal rules. When I drafted the Congressional Review Act in 1996, it was my hope that it would become an essential part of Congress’ oversight of the Executive Branch. It’s great to see the CRA at the forefront of Speaker Ryan and Majority Leader McCarthy’s response to the torrent of rules left behind by the Obama Administration. This week’s actions should be the beginning of dozens of CRA resolutions by House Republicans in the weeks ahead.”

Club for Growth Supports Two-For-One Regulatory Cuts

Doug Sachtleben - January 30th, 2017

“President Trump’s order is what it will take to finally tackle the federal regulatory beast.”

Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement in response to President Trump’s signing of an Executive Order calling for the elimination of two existing federal regulations for every new regulation that is issued:

“This is what it will take to finally tackle the federal regulatory beast,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “The regulatory state has run amuck for decades. Now, the agencies and Congress have to get to work and take the lead on repealing costly Obama regulations, and stopping bad regulations in the future.”