Key Vote Alert – “NO” to NFIP Reauthorization

Andrew Roth - July 24th, 2018


“NO” on the House Amendment to the National Flood Insurance Program Extension Act (S. 1182)

The Club for Growth is opposed to the House Amendment to the National Flood Insurance Program Extension Act (S. 1182) and we urge all House members to vote against it. A vote is expected this week in the House. The vote will be included in the Club’s 2018 congressional scorecard.

This proposal is just a straight short-term reauthorization of a flawed program that creates nothing but perverse incentives and billions in federal debt. Rather than kick the can down the road, which this bill does, Congress needs to get the government out of the flood insurance market by repealing this program. Absent repeal, material reforms are welcome that will protect the taxpayers from having to continually bail out the program.

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.

CFG Action Montana Launches TV Buy Highlighting Sen. Tester’s Washington Ways

Rachael Slobodien - July 20th, 2018


Washington, DCCFG Action Montana has launched a $600,000 television buy across Montana reminding voters just how much Washington has changed Sen. Jon Tester. The ad will run on broadcast, cable, and satellite TV across the state.

Entitled “Say What You Mean,” the ad highlights how Sen. Tester has “gone Washington” over his 12 years in the D.C. swamp. When Tester first ran, he promised Montana voters he would oppose increasing the debt limit and fight for fiscal responsibility in Washington. Twelve years later, Sen. Tester has voted to raise the national debt limit 11 times, adding trillions of dollars to the national debt. So much for fiscal responsibility.

You can watch the ad here:

“No doubt, Sen. Tester will attempt to run from his liberal record in an effort to deceive voters, but voters deserve to know the truth,” said CFG Action Montana President David McIntosh. “Over his 12 years in Washington, Sen. Tester has abandoned Montana in favor of Washington’s insider politics. Instead of forcing Congress to live within its means, Sen. Tester voted raise the national debt 11 times and sent Montana taxpayers the trillion dollar bill.”


Conservative Coalition Urges Support for Scalise/McKinley Anti-Carbon Tax Resolution

Andrew Roth - July 18th, 2018

41 Conservative Groups Urge Support for Scalise/McKinley Anti-Carbon Tax Resolution


July 17, 2018

Dear Members of Congress:

The undersigned organizations urge you to vote for H.Con.Res 119, introduced by Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Congressman David McKinley (R-W.V.), which expresses the sense of the Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the U.S. economy.

We oppose any carbon tax. We oppose a carbon tax because it would lead to less income and fewer jobs for American families.

For example, a 2014 Heritage Foundation report found that a $37 per ton carbon tax would lead to a loss of more than $2.5 trillion in aggregate gross domestic product by 2030. That is more than $21,000 in income loss per family.

In addition, a carbon tax would cost over 500,000 jobs in manufacturing and more than one million jobs by 2030. According to a 2013 CBO report, a carbon tax is highly regressive.

After President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law on December 22, 2017, more than 90 percent of wage earners have had higher take-home pay.

At least 600 companies of all sizes have already announced special bonuses, pay raises, 401(k) match increases, tuition assistance, new training programs and other benefits for workers.

Thanks to the GOP tax cuts, utility companies are lowering rates, which means lower bills for consumers.

A carbon tax would reverse many of these successes.

We support the House Concurrent Resolution in opposition to a job-killing carbon tax and urge members to vote for this resolution.


  • Grover Norquist | President, Americans for Tax Reform
  • James L. Martin, Founder/Chairman | 60 Plus Association
  • Saulius “Saul” Anuzis, President | 60 Plus Association
  • Phil Kerpen | President, American Commitment
  • Matt Schlapp | Chairman, American Conservative Unioon
  • Tom Pyle| President, American Energy Alliance
  • Brent Wm. Gardner | Chief Government Affairs Officer, Americans for Prosperity
  • Lisa B. Nelson | CEO, ALEC Action
  • Norm Singleton | President, Campaign for Liberty
  • Andrew F. Quinlan | President, Center for Freedom and Prosperity
  • Jeffrey Mazzella | President, Center for Individual Freedom
  • Olivia Grady| Senior Fellow, Center for Worker Freedom
  • David McIntosh | President, Club for Growth
  • Kent Lassman | President, Competitive Enterprise Institute
  • Matthew Kandrach | President, Consumer Action for a Strong Economy
  • Thomas Schatz | President, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste
  • Katie McAuliffe | Executive Director, Digital Liberty
  • Craig Richardson | President, Energy & Environmental Legal Institute
  • Alex Ayers | Executive Director, Family Business for Affordable Energy
  • Matt Kiibbe | President, Free the People
  • Annette Meeks | CEO, Freedom Foundation of Minnesota
  • Jason Pye | Vice President of Legislative Affairs, FreedomWorks
  • George Landrith | President, Frontiers of Freedom
  • Tim Huelskamp PhD |President and CEO, The Heartland Institute
  • Mario H. Lopez |President, Hispanic Leadership Fund
  • Amy Oliver Cooke | Executive Vice President, Independence Institute
  • Carrie L. Lukas | President, Independent Women’s Forum
  • Heather R. Higgins | CEO, Independent Women’s Voice
  • Sal J. Nuzzo | Vice President of Policy, The James Madison Institute
  • Becki Gray | Senior Vice President, John Locke Foundation
  • Seton Motley | President, Less Government
  • Matthew Gagnon | Chief Executive Officer, Maine Heritage Policy Center
  • Brett Healy | President, The MacIver Institute for Public Policy
  • Daniel J. Erspamer | CEO, Pelican Institute for Public Policy
  • Lorenzo Montanari | Executive Director, Property Rights Aliance
  • Mike Stenhouse | CEO, Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity
  • Paul Gessing | President, Rio Grande Foundation
  • David Williams | President, Taxpayers Protection Alliance
  • Judson Phillips | Founder, Tea Party Nation
  • Michael W. Thompson | President, Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy
  • Amy Kremer | Co-Chair, Women for Trump

Becky Norton Dunlop | Former Secretary of Natural Resources, Commonwealth of Virginia



Key Vote Alert – Minibus Amendments (HR 6147)

Andrew Roth - July 18th, 2018


Interior-Environment-Finserv Approps Amendments (HR 6147)

The Club for Growth is scoring the following amendments that will be considered as part of the debate on the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019 (HR 6147). These amendments will be voted on this week. The votes will be included in the Club’s 2018 congressional scorecard.

YES on Palmer #40 – Prohibits funds from being used to carry out DC’s Health Insurance Requirement Amendment Act of 2018.

YES on Rothfus #69 – Prohibits the funds from being used to seize property as a means of enforcing the DC’s individual mandate under Obamacare.

YES on Hice #163Prohibits funding for Environmental Justice Small Grants issued by the Office of Environmental Justice.

YES on Grothman #169 – Cuts spending for the National Endowment on the Arts and the Humanities by 15 percent.

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.

More than $1 Million Raised in Support of Greg Steube

Andrew Roth - July 13th, 2018

Washington, DC – At the end of the second quarter, outside groups supporting Army veteran Greg Steube along with the Steube campaign report raising more than $1 million for the race to succeed Rep. Tom Rooney in Florida’s 17th Congressional District. This more than doubles the amount raised by Steube’s opponent throughout the entire campaign.

The Steube campaign publicly reported raising over $337,000 during the 2nd fundraising quarter, totaling more than $400,000 for the entire campaign. Liberty and Leadership Fund and Club for Growth Action have collectively raised over $627,000 to support Steube’s campaign.

Greg Steube is a trusted conservative who has been a consistent fighter for freedom throughout his time in the Florida legislature,” said Club for Growth PAC President David McIntosh. “We can count on Steube to support President Trump’s pro-growth agenda.

The financial strength of Steube’s campaign and his allies show that he is the candidate best positioned to win both the upcoming August primary and general election in November, while his opponent is struggling to even stay relevant.

Notably, Club for Growth Action has also already started buying media, reserving over $400,000 in broadcast, cable, and satellite for the upcoming August primary.


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