KEY VOTE ALERT
“NO” on Continuing Resolution unless it contains $100 billion in non-security discretionary spending cuts
The Club for Growth urges all members of the House to vote “NO” on the FY11 continuing resolution unless the final product contains at least $100 billion in non-security discretionary spending cuts. If the bill that comes to the floor does not include $100 billion in non-security discretionary spending cuts, we also urge support for an amendment or amendments to reach the $100 billion. We plan to include such amendments and final passage in our 2011 Congressional Scorecard.
If the final bill does not include the $100 billion in non-security discretionary cuts, a “NO” vote will be counted favorably in our rating. In order to earn credit for such a “NO” vote, members must also support the amendments needed to reach $100 billion. If the final version of the bill has $100 billion in non-security discretionary cuts, a “YES” vote will be counted favorably in our rating.
Last year, House Republican leaders pledged to cut $100 billion in non-security discretionary spending. That was a good first step toward getting spending and debt under control and we urge all members of the House to work to reach that goal now.
Aggressive action is needed to reduce our nation’s $14.1 trillion debt and cutting $100 billion is a good start. This should help reduce spending to FY08 levels.
Our Congressional Scorecard for the 112th 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.
WASHINGTON – Club for Growth PAC today encouraged U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake to run for the United States Senate seat being vacated by U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl, who today announced his intention to retire at the end of this term.
“Run, Jeff, run!” said Club President Chris Chocola.
“Jon Kyl has been one of the strongest pro-growth leaders in the Senate for more than a decade, and on behalf of all Club members, I thank him for his vision and leadership,” Chocola added. “Jeff Flake has a 100 percent lifetime score on the Club for Growth’s Congressional Score Card, and is one of America’s most vocal champions for limited government and economic liberty. He is the perfect successor to Jon Kyl in the Senate, and Club for Growth PAC strongly encourages him to run for the seat.”
The November mid-terms were not a flash in the pan but part of a broader political change in the United States away from liberalism towards conservatism, as well as an emphatic rejection of the Big Government policies that continue to be promoted by the Obama presidency in the face of intense public opposition.