Category: Government Spending

Opposition to Spending Increases in Appropriations Season

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In Washington, there is a persistent and nasty addiction to increasing federal spending with a blatant disregard for budgetary discipline. Already, FY2020 is shaping up to have the largest annual deficit by far in our nation’s history due to the Congressional response following the Coronavirus pandemic. In 2011, the Budget Control Act was signed into […]

CLUB FOR GROWTH STATEMENT ON “BACK TO WORK BONUS”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Club for Growth President David McIntosh issued the following statement in response to reports that certain Republican Senators and Senior Advisors to the President are considering a “Back to Work Bonus” to incentivize a return of employees to the workforce. “The whole idea goes in the wrong direction. First the federal government paid bonuses for […]

Key Vote Alert – “NO” ON PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM AND HEALTH CARE ENHANCEMENT ACT

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Club for Growth opposes the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. The legislation will be considered soon in the United States House of Representatives. The result of the vote will be included in the Club for Growth Foundation’s 2020 Congressional Scorecard. The Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act adds nearly $500 […]

ICYMI: POLITICO ON CLUB FOR GROWTH POLL – “OVERWHELMING” MAJORITY OF VOTERS OPPOSE BAILOUTS FOR CRUISE LINES

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Politico’s Tanya Snyder and Brianna Gurciullo published an exclusive report on Club for Growth’s latest polling showing voters overwhelmingly oppose using taxpayer money to bail out cruise lines which incorporate outside of the U.S. to avoid taxes and regulations. Story Excerpts: “MY NAME IS NO, MY SIGN IS NO: The conservative Club […]

CLUB FOR GROWTH STATEMENT ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S CORONAVIRUS RESCUE PLAN

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Club for Growth President David McIntosh issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration utilizing loans instead of free cash in the proposed Coronavirus rescue plan. “President Trump has proposed a responsible plan to provide assistance to struggling industry by offering loans instead of blindly handing over billions in taxpayer dollars in […]

Policy Options for the Senate in Replacing the Pelosi/Mnuchin Coronavirus Stimulus with Economic Freedom that protects the American Economy

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Conservatives believe economic freedom is essential to limiting the current economic crisis and accommodating a fast recovery following the economic turmoil caused by the coronavirus. And above all, whatever Congress does, it should first and foremost follow the Hippocratic Oath and “DO NO HARM.” a. As the federal government determines how to save important American […]

STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S PROPOSED BUDGET

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Club for Growth President David McIntosh issued the following statement in response to the release of President Trump’s proposed budget. “We know Democrats will tear up this budget, that’s a given. But my message to Republicans is to stop spending like drunken sailors and fight for President Trump’s budget – we are watching. […]

Key Vote Alert: “NO” SENATE AMENDMENT TO H.R. 1158 AND “NO” ON SENATE AMENDMENT TO H.R. 1865, THE END-OF-YEAR SPENDING AGREEMENT AKA THE “DOUBLE-DECKER BUS”

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Club for Growth opposes the Senate Amendment to H.R. 1158, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020, and the Senate Amendment to H.R. 1865, the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020, and urges all Representatives and Senators to vote no. The legislation is expected to be considered soon in the House of Representatives and Senate.  The […]

Club For Growth Statement Opposing Christmas Continuing Resolution

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following statement was issued by Club for Growth President David McIntosh in response to the news that Congress will consider a continuing resolution that would fund government through December 20. “Instead of giving Democrats leverage to insert their Christmas wish-list while threatening a government shutdown during the holidays, President Trump should issue a veto […]

Statement On House Passage Of The Bipartisan Budget Act Of 2019

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Club for Growth issued the following statement in response to the passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill would bust the current spending caps by over $300 billion, suspend the debt limit for more than two years, and raise the budget baseline for future spending by […]