Key Vote Alert – Minibus Amendments (HR 5895)

Andrew Roth - June 07th, 2018

KEY VOTE ALERT

Minibus Amendments (HR 5895)

The Club for Growth is scoring the following amendments under consideration during the debate on the so-called Minibus (HR 5895). These amendments will be voted on as early as today. The votes will be included in the Club’s 2018 congressional scorecard.

YES on Norman #11 – This amendment would cut spending by $1.5 billion to match the FY18 enacted spending level.

YES on Blackburn #30 – This amendment would cut spending by 1% from the Energy & Water division of the bill

YES on Gosar #39 – This amendment would eliminate funding for the ARPA-E program as recommended by the Trump Administration.

YES on Gosar #40 – Under the authority of the Holman Rule granted to Congress, this amendment would reduce the salary of Mark Gabriel, the Administrator of the Western Area Power Administration, to one dollar.

YES on Blackburn #79 – This amendment would cut spending by 1% from the Legislative Branch division of the bill

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.

Key Vote Alert – “YES” on the Rescissions Package

Andrew Roth - June 07th, 2018

KEY VOTE ALERT

“YES” to the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act (HR 3)

The Club for Growth supports the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act (HR 3) and we urge all members of Congress to vote YES on it. A vote is expected in the House later this week, with a vote in the Senate expected after that. This vote will be included in the Club’s 2018 congressional scorecard.

This is a straightforward issue that should have bipartisan support. As the bill’s name indicates, there are expired and unnecessary programs within the federal budget that should be eliminated, thus saving the taxpayers money and cleaning up the waste in Washington. This proposal includes 38 rescissions worth almost $15 billion across several federal agencies.

On Capitol Hill where budget gimmickry is a routine matter, this spending – if left alone – could be used to offset more spending elsewhere – thus turning unused spending into real spending. So while this rescissions package is modest in size, it will help reduce the “money laundering” that is common practice in Washington.

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 Action Releases TV Ad in SC-04

Rachael Slobodien - June 05th, 2018

Washington, DC – Today, Club for Growth Action announced the release of a new ad campaign highlighting the anti-Trump statements of two Republican candidates running for Congress in South Carolina’s fourth district. The ad points out that before they were running for Congress, William Timmons and Dan Hamilton were very critical of Donald Trump.  This ad buy exceeds $300,000 and includes digital, broadcast, and cable ads running throughout South Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District.

“If you want an indication of what someone really thinks about President Trump, look at what they said before they announced their run for Congress,” stated Club for Growth Action President David McIntosh.  “Regardless of what they say now, both William Timmons and Dan Hamilton revealed their true colors about what they think about President Trump, and it’s time for South Carolina voters to know the truth.

“President Trump needs allies in Congress.  When William Timmons and Dan Hamilton had the chance to be supportive of President Trump and his policies, they did the opposite.  It’s no wonder then that while President Trump was working to lower taxes on all Americans, William Timmons supported tax increases in South Carolina.  And instead of fighting for reduced spending, time and time again, Dan Hamilton has voted for millions of dollars in earmarks and wasteful spending.”

To view Club for Growth Action’s TV ad, “In Their Own Words,”  click here.

A transcript of the TV ad is also provided below. (more…)

Club for Growth PAC Endorses Josh Kimbrell for Congress

Rachael Slobodien - June 05th, 2018

Washington, DC – Today, the Club for Growth PAC announced its endorsement of Josh Kimbrell, who is running for Congress in South Carolina’s fourth congressional district, to replace Congressman Trey Gowdy, who is retiring at the end of this term.

“Club for Growth PAC is pleased to announce its endorsement of Josh Kimbrell for Congress,” stated Club for Growth President David McIntosh.  “Josh has been on the front lines fighting as a staunch defender of economic freedom.  He is an advocate for limited government and an articulate communicator who will do much to disrupt the ‘business as usual’ attitude in Congress today.  Most of all, Josh is a constitutional conservative and will fight against the bureaucracy and big spending ways of Washington.”

Paid for by Club for Growth PAC and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. 202.955.5500

 

Club for Growth Action: William Timmons Confirms He Bashed President Trump

Rachael Slobodien - June 01st, 2018

Today, Club for Growth Action President David McIntosh provided the following statement regarding what William Timmons, candidate for South Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District, has stated about President Trump:

“Mr. Timmons confirms he said that nasty thing about Trump, but he whines that he said other things, too,” stated Club for Growth President David McIntosh.  “So, like a typical politician, Mr. Timmons’ wants to get away with speaking out of both sides of his mouth.  Sorry, Mr. Timmons, you said you had QUOTE major issues with many things Trump does, UNQUOTE.  If you want to explain that away, fine.  But don’t try to censor the debate and hide the truth from the voters.” Here is a screenshot of William Timmons’ statement: sc04_timmons-quote-fb

Source: Facebook, October 25,2017

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