Category: Government Spending

In the Student Debt Crisis, the Worst Solution is Debt Forgiveness

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It’s been conclusively proved that federally subsidizing higher education is one of the driving forces behind untenable tuition prices and an increasing debt load on students, but as Mary Clare from the Daily Signal points out, these debt forgiveness plans “do nothing to address price increases and shift more of the financial burden onto taxpayers”. […]

Ray LaHood Is Still Wrong About Raising the Gas Tax

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“Only a DC bureaucrat would think that throwing more money at an inefficient program is a good idea.” Washington, DC – The Club for Growth released the following statement in response to today’s remarks by former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, who again called for an increase in the gas tax:   “Google ‘Ray LaHood’ and […]

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 […]

David McIntosh On Fox Business To Discuss Why Trump Is Not A Conservative

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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 […]

What you need to know about the Omnibus bill (2015)

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In October, Congress agreed to suspend the debt limit by more than a trillion dollars and increase federal spending by $80 billion over the next two years, smashing the spending caps set in 2011 by the Budget Control Act. But that was just the beginning. What Congress did in October was to draw a blueprint […]

Conservatives to Ryan & McConnell: No Obamacare Bailout

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Today, conservative leaders, including Club for Growth President David McIntosh, sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging them to continue the policy contained in recent appropriations bills restricting the use of Obamacare’s “Risk Corridor” program:   November 24, 2015   Speaker Paul Ryan H-232, The Capitol Washington, […]

Club for Growth, Heritage Action Oppose Debt and Budget Deal

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Washington – Late Monday night, the House Rules Committee released text of a massive deal that would  increase the debt ceiling by at least $1.5 trillion and increase spending by at least $80 billion over the next two years in exchange for promises of spending reductions in the last few years of the ten-year budget window. The zombie budget deal […]

Key Vote Alert – “NO” on TAA Reauthorization (HR 1314)

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KEY VOTE ALERT “NO” on TAA Reauthorization (HR 1314) The Club for Growth urges all House members to vote “NO” on the bill that reauthorizes Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA).  A vote on this is expected today as part of the debate on the Trade Act of 2015 (HR 1314).  This vote will be included in […]

Key Vote Alert – “NO” on Adding Ex-Im to the Defense Bill (HR 1735)

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KEY VOTE ALERT “NO” on Adding Ex-Im to the Defense Bill (HR 1735) The Club for Growth urges all Senators to vote “NO” on any amendment to the National Defense Reauthorization Act (HR 1735) that would reauthorize the Export-Import Bank.  This includes all procedural votes.  If such an amendment passes, the Club for Growth will […]