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Kudlow's Final Chapter

Posted on Apr. 08, 14 | 11:33 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Conservative Rock Stars
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Senator Lee: It Is Always Worth It to Do the Right Thing

Posted on Oct. 17, 13 | 09:27 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Conservative Rock Stars
From last night, ahead of the vote:


 
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Rep. Matt Salmon Defends ObamaCare Fight

Posted on Oct. 03, 13 | 10:11 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Conservative Rock Stars
Rep. Matt Salmon hits it out of the park in this interview (especially at the end!).  He's one of the top leaders in the House on fighting against ObamaCare.


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DC's Ruling Class Mentality

Posted on Aug. 01, 13 | 01:41 PM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Conservative Rock Stars
Reps. Ron DeSantis and Matt Salmon - both elected with Club member support in 2012 - have an op-ed today in the Washington Times.

In light of Congress trying to exempt itself from ObamaCare, these two men are urging consideration of a constitutional amendment that would prohibit "Congress from making any law that exempts members of Congress from its operation."

Click here to read the whole thing.
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Fun with Farm Bill Amendments

Posted on Jun. 21, 13 | 11:15 AM by Barney Keller | Topic: Conservative Rock Stars
After all the chaos I thought I’d flag a few interesting amendments that the House took up on the Farm Bill yesterday: 

·         Rep. Chabot (R-OH) offered an amendment to repeal the Market Access Program, a corporate-welfare subsidy for agri-businesses. It failed, 98-322.
·         Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) offered an amendment to allow food stamp recipients to use food stamps to buy “personal hygiene” products. It failed, 123-297.
·         Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) offered an amendment that would eliminate a wasteful “healthy food financing initiative.”  It failed, 194-232.
·         Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) offered an amendment that would eliminate a federal government handout to local farmers’ markets.  It failed, 156-269.
·         Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY) offered an amendment that would strike a protectionist clause from the bill that would have blocked olive oil imports.  It passed 343-81.
·         Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) offered an amendment that would block the imposition of a tax on Christmas trees (Seriously). It failed, 197-227.
·         Rep. Trey Radel (R-FL) offered an amendment to repeal the so-called National Sheep Industry Improvement Center. It passed, 235-192.
·         Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA) offered an amendment to make modest reforms to the sugar subsidy program. It failed, 206-221.
·         Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) offered an amendment that would cut an additional $11 billion in the food stamp program by imposing additional work requirements.  It failed, 175-250.

The Chabot, Radel, and Pitts amendments were all publicly supported by the Club for Growth
and we may include some of the above in our 2013 Congressional scorecard as well. Obviously, we also opposed final passage of the trillion dollar Farm and Food Stamp bill, which failed, 195-234.   

I thought it would be interesting for you to learn that 35 members of Congress took the pro-growth position on all ten of those votes. Twenty-one (60%) of those were endorsed by the Club for Growth PAC in their campaigns for Congress.

1.
       Justin Amash (MI)
2.       Michele Bachmann (MN)
3.       Paul Broun (GA)
4.       Steve Chabot (R-OH)
5.       Tom Cotton (AR)
6.       Ron DeSantis (FL)
7.       Jeff Duncan (SC)
8.       Trent Franks (AZ)
9.       Scott Garrett (NJ)
10.   Louie Gohmert (TX)
11.   Tom Graves (GA)
12.   Jeb Hensarling (TX)
13.   Tim Huelskamp (KS)
14.   Jim Jordan (OH)
15.   Thomas Massie (KY)
16.   Tom McClintock (CA)
17.   Mick Mulvaney (SC)
18.   Mike Pompeo (KS)
19.   Keith Rothfus (PA)
20.   Matt Salmon (AZ)
21.   David Schweikert (AZ) 

The other fourteen non-PAC endorsed members who voted correctly on all ten of those votes were:

1.
       Jim Bridenstine (OK)
2.       John Duncan (TN)
3.       Trey Gowdy (SC)
4.       Scott Perry (PA)
5.       Joe Pitts (PA)
6.       Tom Price (GA)
7.       Scott Rigell (VA)
8.       Ed Royce (CA)
9.       Paul Ryan (WI)
10.   Mark Sanford (SC)
11.   Jim Sensenbrenner (WI)
12.   Bill Shuster (PA)
13.   Marlin Stutzman (IN)
14.   Brad Wenstrup (OH)

We’re proud of our record of helping to send pro-growth fighters to Washington. Yesterday, many of them obviously made a large impact.

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Mulvaney Questions Ex-Im Bank President Hochberg

Posted on Jun. 13, 13 | 02:20 PM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Conservative Rock Stars
 
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Hensarling: It's Time to Exit the Ex-Im Bank

Posted on Jun. 13, 13 | 11:50 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Conservative Rock Stars
 
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Sen. Ted Cruz: This Debate is About One Thing -- The Debt Ceiling

Posted on May. 23, 13 | 03:16 PM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Conservative Rock Stars
 
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"It's Time to Codify the Hastert Rule"

Posted on May. 01, 13 | 12:42 PM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Conservative Rock Stars
Now this is a great idea

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Rep. Matt Salmon on Morning Joe

Posted on Mar. 12, 13 | 09:39 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Conservative Rock Stars
 
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The Salmon Rule

Posted on Mar. 11, 13 | 08:30 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Conservative Rock Stars
Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) is laying down the gauntlet.  In an op-ed published this morning in the Washington Times, Salmon is pledging to vote against House leadership's rules.

From this point forward, I will vote against the rule for bills that increase spending without offsetting spending cuts and encourage my other conservative colleagues to do the same. Similarly, if House leadership brings any more bills to the floor without first securing the support from the majority of the GOP conference, I will take the same action. If enough of my conservative colleagues in the House join me, we can unilaterally put an end to the growth of government that is moving us closer to Greece-like fiscal calamities.

This should be called "The Salmon Rule" from now on.  And let's hope that his conservative colleagues join him in this pledge.  In fact, the timing of this op-ed couldn't have been better.  Because in The Hill newspaper over the weekend, leadership is still willing to break the "Hastert Rule" - the idea that the House should only pass bills that have the support of a majority of House Republicans.  Excerpt:

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Sunday would not rule out passage of bills without the support of a majority of the chamber's Republicans, saying only that Speaker Boehner (R-Ohio) was committed to finding GOP support for major legislation.

House GOP leadership has recently violated the "Hastert rule," named after former Republican Speaker Dennis Hastert (Ill.), which requires bills coming to the floor to have support from the majority of GOP members.

If you support Salmon, tweet this with the hashtag, #TheSalmonRule.
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