Key Vote Alert – NDAA Amendments

Andrew Roth - May 23rd, 2018

KEY VOTE ALERT

NDAA Amendments (HR 5515)

The Club for Growth does not take a position on final passage of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019. However, there are a few amendments that have a material influence on economic policy that the Club will score. These amendments will be voted on this week. The votes will be included in the Club’s 2018 congressional scorecard.

YES on King #92 – This amendment would ensure that no funds are authorized to enforce Davis-Bacon wage requirements.

NO on McKinley #422 – This amendment would require 100% domestic sourcing for “dinnerware” within the Department of Defense. It is essentially a protectionist earmark. It is meant to exclude foreign competition while favoring a specific industry. The government should not pick winners and losers.

NO on Tenney #380 – This amendment is similar to McKinley #422, but it applies to stainless steel flatware.

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, Conservative Allies Outline Principles for Any Path Forward on Health Care

Rachael Slobodien - May 23rd, 2018

A coalition of conservative leaders on Wednesday released essential principles that must guide any potential path forward for Congress to repeal Obamacare.

The group agreed on a set of principles that Congress must adopt in any health care legislation considered later this year or in the future. “The tax increases in Obamacare kill jobs and sap economic growth,” said former Congressman David McIntosh (R-IN), president of the Club for Growth. “Overwhelming numbers of conservative voters want Congress to repeal all of the Obamacare taxes, and not replace them with other taxes—and we agree.”

The conservative leaders reached consensus on critical elements for any Obamacare repeal, including repeal of Obamacare’s new federal health insurance requirements, all of Obamacare’s taxes, and the exemption provided to Members of Congress from Obamacare. They also outlined alternative policies conservatives should enact, including an expansion of Health Savings Accounts, reforms to the Medicaid program, and cross-state purchasing of health insurance.

The full compilation of the Health Insurance Reform Principles can be viewed here.

“We’ve seen encouraging signs in recent weeks that Congress hasn’t given up on the health care fight—and they shouldn’t,” said FreedomWorks President Adam Brandon. “Republicans ran in the past four election cycles on their promise to repeal Obamacare—and we’ve outlined how they can make that pledge a reality.”

“Obamacare undermines the principles of federalism, destroying states’ authority over their insurance markets,” said former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, president of of the Senate Conservatives Fund. “While some health care plans would give states back a tiny sliver of freedom by letting them waive a few regulations, we believe that Congress should restore states’ sovereignty over their insurance markets by repealing all of the new insurance requirements. Also, the administration has to respond to the 20-state lawsuit on Obamacare by June 7th. I am hopeful that President Trump will concede that Obamacare, as amended by the December Tax Reform Bill, is now unconstitutional – thereby jumpstarting Congress to get to work on this issue.”

“These principles represent a return to health care freedom,” said former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), chairman of the Conservative Partnership Institute. “I’ve always believed that Americans should have the ability to obtain quality, affordable health insurance coverage that they can buy, hold, and keep. With good conservative reforms like cross-state purchasing and Health Savings Accounts, this plan would bring those ideas closer to fruition.”

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A good night in Texas:

Stacy French - May 23rd, 2018

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Club for Growth PAC Congratulates Ron Wright, Chip Roy, and Michael Cloud

Rachael Slobodien - May 22nd, 2018

Today, Club for Growth PAC released the following statement congratulating its endorsed candidates, Ron Wright (TX-06), Chip Roy (TX-21), and Michael Cloud (TX-27), for winning their respective elections in Texas’s primary runoffs: “Club for Growth PAC is extraordinarily proud of playing a key role in tonight’s victories of Ron Wright, Chip Roy, and Michael Cloud,” stated Club for Growth President David McIntosh.

Club for Growth President David McIntosh offered the following statement to congratulate Ron Wright: “Ron Wright will be a strong voice on matters of economic liberty when he gets to Congress next year, and Club for Growth PAC is proud to have played a role in his victory tonight.  Ron is committed to advancing free markets and will fight for a pro-growth agenda in Washington.”

  • Club for Growth PAC endorsed Ron Wright on March 7, 2018.
  • Club for Growth Action, the Club’s Super PAC, invested more than $56,900 on independent expenditures to elect Ron Wright, and Club members bundled more than $78,500 directly to the Wright campaign through the Club for Growth PAC.

Club for Growth President David McIntosh offered the following statement to congratulate Chip Roy: “Chip Roy is a fighter for economic conservatism, and we have no doubt Chip will be a pro-growth champion when the people of the 21st Congressional District elect him to Congress in November.  Chip Roy is a conservative leader through and through and that’s why Club for Growth PAC is proud to stand with him.”

  • Club for Growth PAC endorsed Chip Roy on December 14, 2017.
  • Club for Growth Action, the Club’s Super PAC, invested more than $1 million on independent expenditures to elect Chip Roy, and Club members bundled more than $190,000 directly to the Roy campaign through the Club for Growth PAC.

Club for Growth President David McIntosh offered the following statement to congratulate Michael Cloud: “Michael Cloud is an unwavering economic conservative who is committed to liberty.  His deep respect for the Constitution and limited government principles made him the clear winner in tonight’s election.”

  •  Club for Growth PAC endorsed Michael Cloud on April 16, 2018.
  • Club for Growth Action, the Club’s Super PAC, invested more than $615,000 on independent expenditures to elect Michael Cloud, and Club members bundled more than $62,000 directly to the Cloud campaign through the Club for Growth PAC.

 

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Club for Growth to GOP Appropriators and Moderates: Now Is the Time to Act on President Trump’s Rescissions Package

Rachael Slobodien - May 22nd, 2018

Today, Club for Growth President David McIntosh issued the following statement encouraging Republican Leadership in the House to bring H.R. 3, President Trump’s rescissions package, immediately to the House floor for a vote:

“The clock is ticking on President Trump’s bold rescissions package,” stated Club for Growth President David McIntosh.

“Big government GOP appropriators and moderates are holding up the President’s rescissions plan because they are addicted to spending.  Republican leadership needs to bring the proposal (HR 3) to the floor immediately and force the appropriators and moderates to make a decision.  Are they with Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats?  Or are they with President Trump and the American people who want smaller government?  It’s their choice.

“It’s long past time for the GOP to get its fiscal house in order, and President Trump’s rescission plan provides the perfect mechanism to do exactly that.  The time to act is now.”

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