Federal Budget

David McIntosh joins Varney & Co to discuss upcoming Budget Vote and Tax Reform

Stacy French - October 26th, 2017

Club for Growth Thanks Reps Sanford, Brat, & Palmer for Opposing RyanCare

Doug Sachtleben - March 16th, 2017

“It makes no sense for Speaker Ryan and Chairman Diane Black to force GOP lawmakers to walk the plank on a bill that they’ve already admitted needs to be changed.”

Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement after Representatives Mark Sanford (SC-01), Dave Brat (VA-07), and Gary Palmer (AL-06) voted against RyanCare in the House Budget Committee:

“It makes no sense for Speaker Ryan and Chairman Diane Black to force GOP lawmakers to walk the plank and vote for a bad bill that they’ve already admitted needs to be changed,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “Today’s vote shows why we need Congressmen Sanford, Brat, and Palmer on the Budget Committee. Their principled courage will be vital as the committee votes to pass President Trump’s fiscally-conservative spending cuts.”

The Club for Growth opposes RyanCare because it fails to fully and immediately repeal Obamacare and leaves out free-market reforms. RyanCare will put a Republican seal of approval on Obamacare and will drive up premium prices, pushing health care reform in exactly the opposite direction from what the GOP campaigned on.

Instead of pushing it through committees, Speaker Ryan should give the House a vote on the 2015 Obamacare repeal bill, and incorporate free-market reforms like interstate competition that will actually give consumers choice and lower prices.

Club for Growth Applauds Proposed Federal Spending Cuts in Trump Budget

Doug Sachtleben - March 16th, 2017

“This blueprint begins the much-needed work of making major cuts in agencies like the EPA, and ending the waste of taxpayer dollars that are being poured into things like federally-funded TV and radio.”

Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s release of its budget blueprint:

“That sound you hear from Washington, DC this morning is the weeping and gnashing of teeth from bureaucrats and politicians who have built the federal government into an industry on the backs of taxpayers,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “The Trump Administration’s budget blueprint begins the much-needed work of making major cuts in agencies like the EPA, and ending the waste of taxpayer dollars that are being poured into things like federally-funded TV and radio. President Trump and OBM Director Mick Mulvaney are showing the political will to take the axe to many bloated and unnecessary programs. We hope Congress will follow suit, and that this is just the start of an ongoing effort to truly cut the size and scope of the federal government.”

Club for Growth Supports Expediting Environmental Reviews

Doug Sachtleben - January 24th, 2017

“President Trump’s order will reduce the cost of government actions and help reduce the deficit.”

 Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement in response to President Trump’s signing of an order aimed at expediting environmental reviews and approvals for infrastructure projects:

“President Trump’s order to speed up environmental reviews and approvals for infrastructure projects is a crucial first step in bringing sanity and efficiency to government projects,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “Accelerating reviews that have been burdensome and often unnecessary is pro-growth because it will reduce the cost of government actions and help reduce the deficit. Under Obama, liberal special interests and Washington bureaucrats made an art out of gaming the regulatory system to stall projects and drive up costs borne by taxpayers. Today’s action puts a first, much-needed stake in the heart of Washington’s beloved regulatory state.”

Op-Ed in The Hill: In Mulvaney, Trump’s Budget pick is fiscal hawk with proven history

David McIntosh - January 24th, 2017

BY DAVID MCINTOSH, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR - 

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President Trump has chosen a smart and proven fiscal hawk to direct his Office of Management and Budget (OMB), South Carolina Congressman Mick Mulvaney. He has a record of leading Republicans and even working with Democrats to cut federal spending, rein in the debt, and shine the light of transparency on how the federal government handles our tax dollars.

In 2011, just months after arriving in Congress, Mulvaney drafted the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act, which became the centerpiece of the conservative response to another proposed increase in the debt ceiling.

Mulvaney and other House Republicans agreed to swallow the higher debt limit in exchange for real spending cuts, caps on future spending, and serious action toward a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution.

Cut, Cap, and Balance passed the House with bipartisan support, but was killed off by 51 Senate Democrats.

Five-and-a-half years ago, when Mulvaney’s Cut, Cap, and Balance Act was rejected in the Senate, the federal debt was already at $14.3 trillion. Today, it’s nearing $20 trillion. It should be clear by now that it’s time to listen to what Mulvaney has to say about federal spending.

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is charged with developing the president’s federal budget. Writing the White House budget is a serious responsibility that should produce a realistic reflection of the president’s priorities. That budget is also supposed to be the opening entry in a serious back-and-forth dialogue between Congress and the administration. (more…)