Category: Government Spending

Open Letter to President Trump: No To A Return of Earmarks

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Dear Mr. President, On behalf of the undersigned organizations and our millions of members from across the country, we urge you to reconsider your suggestion that Congress consider restoring earmarks. Earmarks are the antithesis of the “drain the swamp” election that sent you to the White House. They are corrupt, inequitable, and wasteful. Since 1991, […]

Open Letter to Congress: Don’t Bring Back Earmarks

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Dear Members of Congress: In 2011, your body spoke with a clear voice against the culture of waste and abuse endemic to Washington by passing a ban on the scandal-ridden earmark process. Earmarks can feasibly increase the upward pressure on members of Congress to spend more to get their own pet projects approved. Even though […]

Club for Growth Sends Letter to Tax Conferees

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Washington, DC – Today, Club for Growth President David McIntosh sent a letter to Majority Leader McConnell, House Speaker Ryan, and members of the tax conference committee.  An excerpt of the letter is below.  The letter can be read in its entirety here.   “As conference discussions begin, Club for Growth wants to ensure that […]

Coalition Letter: Don’t Raise Debt Ceiling Without Significant Reforms

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Dear Speaker Ryan, Leader McCarthy, Whip Scalise, and Chairwoman McMorris Rodgers: We, the undersigned conservative organizations, strongly oppose any attempt to raise the national debt limit without significant reforms that put our nation on a path to fiscal balance. The conservative activists and members our organizations represent are frustrated by the failure of congressional Republicans […]

Club for Growth Leads Coalition Urging President Trump to Stand Firm against Special Interest Pressure to Drop Ex-Im Pick

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“It is beyond audacious that the recipients of the Bank’s subsidies believe they can select the person to run the very agency that will hand the goodies out to them.” Washington, DC –Today, Club for Growth sent a coalition letter to Senator Michael Crapo, Senate Chairman of the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, to […]

WSJ Letter to the Editor: Garrett is the Right Man to Clean Up Ex-Im

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National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President Jay Timmons’s “A Trump Disappointment for Manufacturers” (op-ed, July 12) slamming Scott Garrett, President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Export-Import Bank, leaves readers with more questions than answers. But one issue that is made abundantly clear is the lengths to which Mr. Timmons will go to preserve crony capitalism. […]

Coalition Letter: Urging Representatives to co-sponsor the “Highway Restoration Act of 2017,” HR 2391

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Open Letter to the House of Representatives: End Wasteful Mass Transit Account   July 14, 2017 Dear Representatives:   We the undersigned organizations, representing millions of Americans, urge you to co-sponsor the “Highway Restoration Act of 2017,” HR 2391, introduced by Representative Mark Sanford (R-SC). This legislation would phase out the Highway Trust Fund’s Mass […]

Club for Growth Urges Fiscal Responsibility on Infrastructure Spending

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conservative-transportation-coalition-letter The Club for Growth co-signed a letter to Congress urging strong support for protecting taxpayers and reforming regulations for any future spending on transportation and infrastructure. Click on the link above to read the letter.

Club for Growth Applauds Proposed Federal Spending Cuts in Trump Budget

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“This blueprint begins the much-needed work of making major cuts in agencies like the EPA, and ending the waste of taxpayer dollars that are being poured into things like federally-funded TV and radio.” Washington, DC – Club for Growth president David McIntosh released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s release of its […]

Border Adjustment would be a Tax Increase

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Club President David McIntosh explained what’s wrong with the Border Adjustment Tax proposal from House Republicans during an appearance on Fox Business Network (2/10/17).