Category: Federal Budget

Club for Growth Applauds Senate GOP for Preserving Earmark Ban

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“Senate Republicans did the right thing today, and Senator Flake deserves credit for pushing the issue.” Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement in response to published reports that Senate Republicans voted to continue their ban on earmarks: “House Republicans should take a cue from their Senate counterparts on […]

Club for Growth Applauds Choice of Mulvaney to Head OMB

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“Mick Mulvaney is a leader among economic conservatives, and his selection is a major victory for taxpayers.” Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement in response to President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Rep. Mick Mulvaney (SC-05) to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget: “The days of […]

Club for Growth Says “No” to Republican Effort to Restore Earmarks

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“Voters believed that Republicans would ‘drain the swamp,’ not redirect it for their own benefit.” Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement in response to reports that a group of House Republicans wants a secret vote to end the ban on congressional earmarks: “This is a test of whether […]

IRS Reportedly Wasted $12 Million on an Unusable Email System

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The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) just released a report that found the IRS authorized the purchase of $12 million in subscriptions for an enterprise email system that was never properly installed. Besides violating several federal requirements for how these sorts of products are acquired, this is a clear misuse of taxpayer dollars, […]

Club for Growth Releases Annual Congressional Scorecard

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Washington, DC – Today, the Club for Growth released its 2015 Congressional Scorecard, which ranks the voting behavior of Members of Congress based on issues relating to limited government and economic growth. To view the Club for Growth’s 2015 Congressional Scorecard and all prior scorecards, click here. “Despite slight progress in 2015, Congress has a […]

In The News… 4.6.16

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Daily Signal on how politicians have been dishonest on trade Environment & Energy on Mike Lee’s conservative credentials and his view of the right role of the federal government Rand Paul’s op-ed in Grayson County News Gazette; We Must Stop Wasteful Spending Now

In The News… 3.31.16

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Daily Signal on the serious need for a conservative budget Obamacare is sick and getting sicker, Investor’s Business Daily  Tim Scott poised for re-election, The State Roll Call, Good news for Ron Johnson as he closes the gap with Feingold from 12 to 5 percent

The Republican Budget Spends Too Much – Conservative Counterpoint by Congressman Mick Mulvaney

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The US House was supposed to take up its proposed FY2017 budget this week.   Many fiscal conservatives already announced their intentions to oppose it.  That may not surprise some people, most notably those who regularly accuse us of opposing just about everything, but even a brief examination of the situation reveals that supporting the budget […]

Freedom Caucus Rejects Budget From Republican Leadership

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Announcement from the House Freedom Caucus on March 14, 2016 “From the beginning of the budget process, the House Freedom Caucus has called for a Republican budget that shows the American people we are serious about addressing Washington’s out-of-control spending problem. Our Members have put forward multiple proposals that would rein in spending through real […]

The Daily Signal On Sen. Mike Lee’s Principled Stance Against Washington Waste

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Here’s Why Mike Lee Opposes Federal Aid for Flint Philip Wegmann in The Daily Signal March 07, 2016 If you give a city a bailout, it’s bound to ask for another. That’s the philosophical foundation of Sen. Mike Lee’s opposition to federal aid for Flint, Mich., the city with contaminated drinking water. Not only can […]