Government Spending

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.

Key Vote Alert – Scoring the Farm Bill + Amendments

Andrew Roth - May 17th, 2018

KEY VOTE ALERT

The Farm Bill (HR 2) + Amendments

The Club for Growth opposes the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (HR 2), and we urge all House members to oppose it. A vote on final passage is expected this week. The vote will be included in the Club’s 2018 congressional scorecard.

Every five years or so, we’re reminded of the GOP’s rank hypocrisy on this issue. The party claims to be for free markets, but then they coddle up to special interests by handing out subsidies, price controls, and unfair trade practices.

Conservatives fought hard during the last farm bill debate to break up the unholy marriage of agricultural subsidy programs and the food stamp program. Yet this bill maintains that union as if our previous efforts never happened. On top of that, this bill doesn’t make any meaningful reforms to farm subsidies. And the savings from the modest reforms to the food stamps program are plowed back into the bill in other areas, resulting in no savings at all.

In addition to scoring the overall bill, the Club for Growth will score the following amendments to HR 2. Only if ALL of them successfully pass will we lift our opposition to the overall bill.

YES on Biggs #10 – this repeals several bioenergy programs established in the 2002 farm bill.

YES on Banks Amendment #31 – this repeals the EPA’s Clean Water Rule, which was unilaterally imposed during the last administration.

YES on Foxx Amendment #32 – this reforms the communist-styled sugar program by ending production quotas and the costly sugar-to-ethanol boondoggle.

YES on McClintock Amendment #93 – this phases out all agricultural subsidies by the year 2029.

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 Applauds President Trump’s Rescission Package; Calls on Congress to Act

Rachael Slobodien - May 08th, 2018

Today, Club for Growth President David McIntosh issued the following statement to praise President Trump’s $15 billion rescission package:

“This rescission package is an initial step in President Trump keeping his promises to the American people to control spending,” stated Club for Growth President David McIntosh.

“We encourage both the House and Senate to move immediately to act on this rescission package.  Imagine, if Congress is so addicted to spending that they can’t even cut unwanted and unused spending, what good are they?  The Trump Administration is giving Congress a golden opportunity to begin to right our nation’s fiscal course.  Congress should take its job seriously and promptly pass these spending cuts.”

 

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CFG on TV: Andy Roth joins Fox Business to Discuss the Latest on Tariffs with China and the Omnibus Spending Bill

Stacy French - March 27th, 2018

Andy Roth, VP of Gov’t Affairs at Club for Growth, joins After the Bell to discuss the latest on tariffs with China and the omnibus spending bill.

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