Rachael Slobodien - October 24th, 2017
Washington, DC – Today, Club for Growth President David McIntosh issued the following statement in response to Senator Jeff Flake’s (R-AZ) retirement announcement:
“Club for Growth commends Senator Jeff Flake for his many years of service in first the House of Representatives and most recently in the U.S. Senate.
“For over a decade, Club for Growth has had the privilege of calling Jeff a friend and has fought with him to promote economic freedom and prosperity. Senator Flake maintained a life-time average of 96 percent on Club for Growth’s scorecard – a distinction few have earned. A tried and true fiscal conservative, Jeff fought to eliminate earmarks before it was cool.
“Club for Growth is grateful for the commitment Senator Flake has made to fighting to bring fiscal sanity to Washington. We wish him the very best in his next endeavor.”
Stacy French - May 22nd, 2017
David McIntosh - January 24th, 2017
BY DAVID MCINTOSH, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR - 01/23/17 01:40 PM EST
President Trump has chosen a smart and proven fiscal hawk to direct his Office of Management and Budget (OMB), South Carolina Congressman Mick Mulvaney. He has a record of leading Republicans and even working with Democrats to cut federal spending, rein in the debt, and shine the light of transparency on how the federal government handles our tax dollars.
In 2011, just months after arriving in Congress, Mulvaney drafted the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act, which became the centerpiece of the conservative response to another proposed increase in the debt ceiling.
Mulvaney and other House Republicans agreed to swallow the higher debt limit in exchange for real spending cuts, caps on future spending, and serious action toward a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution.
Cut, Cap, and Balance passed the House with bipartisan support, but was killed off by 51 Senate Democrats.
Five-and-a-half years ago, when Mulvaney’s Cut, Cap, and Balance Act was rejected in the Senate, the federal debt was already at $14.3 trillion. Today, it’s nearing $20 trillion. It should be clear by now that it’s time to listen to what Mulvaney has to say about federal spending.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is charged with developing the president’s federal budget. Writing the White House budget is a serious responsibility that should produce a realistic reflection of the president’s priorities. That budget is also supposed to be the opening entry in a serious back-and-forth dialogue between Congress and the administration. (more…)