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Club for Growth on the Way Forward for Obamacare Repeal

Doug Sachtleben - March 24th, 2017

“Take the three phases of President Trump’s agenda and put them all into a new House bill.”

 

Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement after House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that there would be no vote on his health care bill:

“There is a way forward: Take the three phases of President Trump’s agenda and put them all into a new House bill,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “Unite Obamacare repeal with the repeal of Obamcare regulations, and add in the free-market, cost-saving reforms that the president campaigned on, including interstate competition. Give the House a straight up-or-down vote on THAT measure. Republican voters will rally behind it with overwhelming support, and the Senate can take it up and address its rules.”

“President Trump was elected because millions of Americans wanted a full repeal of Obamacare, followed by free-market health care reform that would give them competition, choice, and lower prices. This bill became a Frankenstein meant to appease the insurance industry and Republicans who really want to keep parts of Obamacare. Now’s the time to do it right.”

Club for Growth Launches Half-Million-Dollar Ad Campaign Urging House Members to Oppose RyanCare

Doug Sachtleben - March 21st, 2017

Anti-RyanCare TV and digital ads to run in the districts of ten House Republicans

Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement about a new Club for Growth TV and digital ad campaign that urges members of Congress to oppose RyanCare:

“The RyanCare bill fails to keep President Trump’s promises of interstate competition and health insurance deregulation,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “Republicans promised a bill that would stop Obamacare’s taxes and mandates, and replace them with free-market reforms that will increase health insurance competition and drive down costs. RyanCare fails on those counts and that’s why the Club is letting millions of constituents know that their Representative should reject RyanCare.”

The Club for Growth is encouraged by changes in the bill that have been proposed by the Trump Administration, but House leadership has not gone far enough with those changes.

A sample of the Club’s new ad can be seen here and will run on TV and digital platforms March 20-22, with a total ad buy of at least $500,000. It will run in the districts of the following House members:

  • Leonard Lance (NJ-7)
  • Tom MacArthur (NJ-3)
  • *John Katko (NY-24)
  • Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-8)
  • Rob Wittman (VA-1)
  • *Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27)
  • Peter King (NY-2)
  • Charlie Dent (PA-15)
  • Darrell Issa (CA-49)
  • Don Bacon (NE-2)

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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 PAC Endorses Businessman Bob Gray for Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District

Doug Sachtleben - March 14th, 2017

“Bob Gray is the proven economic conservative in this race.”

Washington, DC – The Club for Growth PAC today announced its endorsement of Bob Gray for the special election to fill the GA-06 House seat, formerly held by HHS Secretary Tom Price:

“Bob Gray is the proven economic conservative in this race,” said Club for Growth PAC President David McIntosh. “He’s been a consistent fighter for lower taxes and less spending, and he’s campaigned on pro-growth policies, and has called for a full and immediate repeal of Obamacare. The Club for Growth PAC is proud to endorse a candidate who has successfully put free-market principles into practice and will fight hard for them in the U.S. House.”

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

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