Regulation

Club for Growth Celebrates 100 Days of Pro-Growth Progress

Doug Sachtleben - April 26th, 2017

“President Trump has halted the economic destruction of the Obama years, and what would have been their extension by Hillary Clinton, and has restored confidence in the economy with strong and effective pro-growth policies.”

 

Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement about the progress made by the Trump Administration on pro-growth policies as the administration nears the 100-day mark:

 

“Imagine the economic devastation we’d be talking about today if Hillary Clinton had been elected: Higher taxes, more job-crushing government regulations, an expansion of government-run health care, and massive government overreach into the private sector,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “In less than 100 days, President Trump and his administration have not only prevented that nightmare, but they have halted the economic destruction caused by eight years of Obama Administration policies, and have restored consumer and business confidence with strong and effective pro-growth policies (see below). The result of these policies has been a 15% gain in the stock market, which has added at least $2 trillion of wealth to all Americans in their retirement funds and savings.”

 

  • The President’s anticipated tax reform proposal will include the most pro-growth tax cuts in a generation.
  • The Administration has worked relentlessly for an Obamacare repeal deal.
  • President Trump has signed 13 Congressional Review Act (CRA) measures, erasing unnecessary and costly federal regulations.
  • The President has issued crucial Executive Orders that are crushing Washington’s oppressive regulatory state in a way that will put billions of dollars back into the economy.
  • The confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court bodes well for protecting individual rights and limiting the federal government.
  • The President has appointed the most conservative Cabinet to execute his administration’s policies.

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.”

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.”

 

Club for Growth Applauds Nomination of AG Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator

Doug Sachtleben - December 07th, 2016

“The EPA’s reign of regulatory malpractice is coming to an end.”

Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement in response to reports of President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency:

“The EPA’s reign of regulatory malpractice is coming to an end,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “The nomination of Scott Pruitt is a brilliant move by the president-elect, and one that will reap benefits for the American economy. Too often the EPA was the Obama Administration’s weapon of choice for crushing the private sector. We are confident that Scott Pruitt, who has done yeoman’s work in fighting EPA overreach, will restore the wise balance between necessary environmental protections and the operation of free-market industries that cause America to prosper.”