Club for Growth PAC Endorses Rep. Dave Brat in VA-07

Rachael Slobodien - July 11th, 2018

Today, Club for Growth PAC endorsed Congressman Dave Brat in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District.

Rep. Brat famously defeated Majority Leader Eric Cantor in an insurgent campaign in the 2014 Republican primary. Since joining Congress, he has been a steadfast voice for fiscal conservatism and economic freedom. Rep. Brat is a member of the Freedom Caucus and has a 97% lifetime rating on the Club for Growth scorecard.

In the general election, Rep. Brat faces liberal Democrat Abigail Spanberger, whose support for single-payer healthcare and tax increases is far outside the mainstream of this R +6 district.

“Club for Growth PAC is proud to endorse Cong. Dave Brat for reelection,” Club for Growth President David McIntosh said. “Since his insurgent win in 2014, Brat has proven himself to be a principled steward of taxpayer dollars, and a courageous voice for limited government. Club for Growth PAC is committed to making sure Rep. Brat returns to Congress next year.”

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Key Vote Alert – “YES” on Corker-Toomey Motion to Instruct on Minibus (HR 5895)

Andrew Roth - July 11th, 2018

KEY VOTE ALERT

“YES” on Corker-Toomey Motion to Instruct on Minibus (HR 5895)

The Club for Growth supports the Corker-Toomey tariff bill (S. 3013) and will be key voting the motion to instruct related to the bill as part of consideration of the Minibus bill that is before the Senate (HR 5895). A vote is expected this afternoon. The vote will be included in the Club’s 2018 congressional scorecard.

The Club for Growth previously scored the sponsorship of the Corker-Toomey bill and now the Club is scoring this motion to instruct. As the trade war with China and other countries heats up, it’s imperative that Congress reclaim its authority by supporting this motion. It would require congressional approval of all tariffs designated under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. As we have said before, when an administration is given too much latitude to determine what is a “national security threat”, it is inevitable that overreach will occur. We are seeing that today. Even if Senators philosophically support tariffs, they must support this motion if they believe in the Constitution’s separation of powers.

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.

Club for Growth Praises President Trump’s SCOTUS Pick

Rachael Slobodien - July 10th, 2018

Washington, DC – Club for Growth President David McIntosh today praised President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left by Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement.

“The Supreme Court will rule on many important economic and regulatory issues as well as the continued protection of political free speech as it did in cases like Citizens UnitedJudge Brett Kavanaugh is a superbly qualified choice with a proven commitment to conservative constitutional jurisprudence”, McIntosh said.

“President Trump has demonstrated his commitment to economic conservatism and the Constitution with his nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh today, just as he did last year with his nomination of Justice Neil Gorsuch. This decision will reverberate for decades to come, as the Supreme Court considers cases relating to fundamental freedoms and the role of government in our society. President Trump’s legacy of Supreme Court nominees will be heralded for a long time. We urge the U.S. Senate to move quickly to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.”

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Key Vote Alert – Sponsorship of Corker-Toomey Tariff Bill (S. 3013)

Andrew Roth - July 06th, 2018

KEY VOTE ALERT

Sponsorship of Corker-Toomey Tariff Bill (S. 3013)

The Club for Growth supports the Corker-Toomey tariff bill (S. 3013) and will be key voting the sponsorship of the bill. While a vote on the proposal hasn’t been scheduled, the Club urges all Senators to sponsor it and vote YES if it is brought to the floor for consideration. Sponsorship of the bill will be included in the Club’s 2018 congressional scorecard.

The Corker-Toomey bill requires congressional approval of all tariffs designated under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. Conservatives and liberals should support this policy because it helps reclaim Congress’s authority on this issue. When an administration is given too much latitude to determine what is a “national security threat”, it is inevitable that overreach will occur. With a trade war ratcheting up today, it is imperative to make it more difficult to raise anti-growth tariffs that will only prolong the war and stall the economy.

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.

Rep. Ted Budd (@RepTedBudd) on how tax reform is helping in NC-13

Stacy French - June 29th, 2018