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Conservative Leaders: The Senate Must Swiftly Confirm Russ Vought As OMB Director

Russell Vought
Next week the Senate will take up one of the most important nominations of Trump era: The nomination of Russell Vought to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

There are two obvious reasons the nomination and confirmation of Mr. Vought are so important: First, Russ Vought has proven himself to be one of the most capable and loyal behind-the-scenes players in the Trump administration by assembling three budgets that implemented the President’s priorities. Second, and even more importantly, he has been one of the key players in developing and implementing the President’s pro-growth deregulation agenda – a key factor in the Trump economic boom.

But the third less obvious reason Mr. Vought’s confirmation is so important is that he is one of the key conservative movement figures in the Trump administration – he is known and trusted by conservatives from Washington-based leaders and thinkers, to the grassroots activists he worked with while serving on the House staff and working at the Heritage Foundation. We’ve known Russell Vought personally since we worked together on Capitol Hill and we can say with complete confidence, “he’s one of us.”

And that is why nearly 100 conservative leaders signed the following letter to the Senate urging Mr. Vought’s swift confirmation. Russell Vought’s first confirmation hearing is Tuesday, June 2nd at 2:30pm eastern before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee.  The Capitol Switchboard is (1-866-220-0044), we ask CHQ readers and friends to call their Senators and urge them to promptly confirm Russell Vought as Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

May 18, 2020
Washington, DC

Conservatives applaud President Trump’s nomination of Russ Vought to be the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Russ Vought is both extremely capable and qualified to officially take the helm at OMB. Not only has he been a member of the Trump administration since the transition, he has served as Deputy Director of OMB since 2017 and Acting Director since 2019. Through it all, Russ has shown himself accomplished and talented at managing OMB – the hub of executive activity -- as well as efficiently executing the president’s agenda.

Under his management, OMB produced three presidential budgets that not only balanced in 10-15 years, but included the largest spending reductions of any budget in U.S. history. He has overseen the implementation of sweeping pro-life policies, including the ban on the use of fetal tissue from aborted babies in federal research programs, and numerous conscience protections in programs throughout the government.

Under Russ’s leadership, OMB has also undertaken historic efforts at reducing the regulatory burden on Americans and their businesses. In 2019, OMB oversaw deregulatory efforts that resulted in the dismantling of four regulations for every new one – actions that saved the American people $13 billion in overall regulatory costs. Included in this effort were two Executive Orders to stop government bullying of small businesses and families.

The success of Russ Vought’s tenure at OMB speaks not only to the depth of his experience and expertise, but to his integrity. During his last confirmation he withstood disgusting, religiously bigoted attacks from Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) – attacks that no American should ever face – and he did so with the class, professionalism, and grace that is the hallmark of his character.

Whether inside of government or out, Russ has gained the respect and trust of his colleagues, including those at OMB.

His vision and voice are needed more than ever as the federal government seeks to navigate the unprecedented circumstances arising around the COVID19 pandemic. We give his nomination our strongest endorsement and urge the Senate to confirm him without delay.

The Honorable Jim DeMint
Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute
Member, US Senate (SC 2005-2013)
Ed Corrigan
Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project & President, Conservative Partnership Institute
Rachel Bovard
Senior Director of Policy
Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI)
Kelly J. Shackelford, Esq.
Chairman, CNP Action, Inc.
President and CEO, First Liberty Institute

Alfred S. Regnery
Chairman, Conservative Action Project
Chairman, Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund
The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell
Constitutional Congress, Inc.
Myron Ebell
Director, Center for Energy and Environment, Competitive Enterprise Institute
Cleta Mitchell, Esq.
Foley & Lardner LLP
The Honorable Morton C. Blackwell
The Leadership Institute
Ginni Thomas
Liberty Consulting, Inc.
Christopher Malagisi
Executive Director of Outreach
Hillsdale College
Jenny Beth Martin
Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund
L. Brent Bozell, III
Founder and President
Media Research Center
The Honorable Matt Schlapp
American Conservative Union (ACU)
Jessica Anderson
Executive Director
Heritage Action for America
The Honorable David McIntosh
Club for Growth
Adam Brandon
William L. Walton
Council for National Policy
The Honorable Bob McEwen
U.S. House of Representatives
Former Member, Ohio

The Honorable George K. Rasley Jr.
Managing Editor
Marjorie Dannenfelser
Susan B. Anthony List
Grover Norquist
Americans for Tax Reform
The Honorable Scott Walker
Young America's Foundation
The Honorable James C. Miller III
Budget Director for President Reagan, 1985-1988
LTC Allen B. West (USA Ret.)
112th Congress
Charlie Copeland
Intercollegiate Studies Institute
Frank J. Gaffney
Executive Chairman
Center for Security Policy
Rod D. Martin
Founder & CEO
The Martin Organization, Inc.
Haley E. Martin
The Martin Foundation
Guillermo J. Aragon
Chief Financial Officer
Martin Imaging, Inc.
Shawn A. Mitchell
Former National Chaplain, National Federation of Republican Assemblies
Eunie Smith
Eagle Forum
Ralph Benko
The Capitalist League
Daniel Perrin
HSA Coalition
Richard Manning
Americans for Limited Government
Robert Keith Fischer
Meeting Coordinator
Conservatives of Faith
Adam N. Andrzejewski
American Transparency
Bob Carlstrom
AMAC Action
E. Ray Moore
Exodus Mandate
Paavo Ensio
Universal Minerals Group
C. Preston NoelI III
President, Tradition, Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.
Samuel J. Muscarella
M Group USA Solutions
Floyd Brown
The Western Journal
Roxanne Phillips
Member, Executive Committee
Council for National Policy
Kielle C. Horton
The Lindsey Foundation
The Honorable Penny Pullen
Former Illinois State Representative
Illinois General Assembly
Rob Gluskin
Managing Partner
Gluskin Investment Partners
Sean Noble
American Encore
Ron Pearson
Executive Director
Conservative Victory Fund
William Shaker
Washington Marketing Group
Saulius "Saul" Anuzis
60 Plus Association
E.W. Jackson Sr.
STAND Foundation, Inc.
The Honorable Mike Hill
Florida State House
The Honorable Peter Thomas
The Conservative Caucus
Joan Holt Lindsey
Lindsey Communications
Jay Mount
MDS Communications
Elaine Donnelly
Center for Military Readiness
Becky Gerritson
Executive Director
Eagle Forum of AL
Randy M. Long
Long Business Advisors, LLC
Chad Connelly
Faith Wins
Amapola Hansberger
Legal Immigrants for America
Lee Beaman
Beaman Automotive Group
Dr. Paige Patterson
Sandy Creek Foundation
William W. Pascoe III
Board Member
Tea Party Patriots Action
Tom McClusky
March for Life Action
The Honorable T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.
Chief Domestic Advisor
President Ronald Reagan (1987-1988)
David Bozell
The Honorable Colin A. Hanna
Let Freedom Ring, Inc.
Penny Y. Nance
President & CEO
Concerned Women for America
Mary Vought
Executive Director
Senate Conservatives Fund
Thomas Fitton
Judicial Watch, Inc.
Scott T. Parkinson
VP for Government Affairs
Club for Growth
Noah Wall
Vice President of Advocacy
The Honorable Tony Perkins
Family Research Council
Lisa B. Nelson
Chief Executive Officer
American Legislative Exchange Council
Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin (Ret.)
Executive Vice President
Family Research Council
The Honorable Charles J. Cooper
Assistant Attorney General, President Ronald Reagan,
Cooper & Kirk, PLLC
Rebecca Hagelin
United in Purpose
The Honorable Gary L. Bauer
American Values
Robert Alt
President & CEO
The Buckeye Institute
Dr. Seymour Fein
Managing Partner
CNF Pharma, LLC
Tim Wildmon
American Family Association
Sherri R. Martin
Executive Vice President
The Martin Organization, Inc.
Christina Murphy Lusk
Campaign for the American Future
Benjamin Nieuwsma
Founder and CEO
Lewis K. Uhler
Founder and President
National Tax Limitation Committee
Craig Shirley
Reagan Biographer
Presidential Historian
Seton Motley
Less Government
Rob Chambers
Vice President
AFA Action
Richard D. Hayes
Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant LLP
Anne Schlafly Cori
Eagle Forum
The Honorable Terrence Scanlon
Former Chairman, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 1985-89
Melissa Kaye Ortiz
Caroline Lewis
Percipio Communications
Jake Hoffman
President & CEO
Rally Forge
Eric Georgatos
Executive Producer
America Can We Talk?
Gerard Kassar
State Chairman
NYS Conservative Party
Allen Hebert
American-Chinese Fellowship of Houston
Matthew Tyrmand
Deputy Director at Large
Ron Robinson
Young America's Foundation
Paul Gessing
Rio Grande Foundation
Sal Russo
Co-Founder and Chief Strategist
Tea Party Express
William Mills
WPM Inc.
Jim Martin
60 Plus Association
Dr. Rick Scarborough
Recover America Now
Penna Dexter
Point of View Radio
Mario Navarro da Costa
Director, Washington Bureau
Tradition, Family, Property
Tom DeWeese
American Policy Center
Tim LeFever
Capitol Resource Institute
Glenn Preston Story
Patriot Mobile
Kay R. Daly
Coalition for a Fair Judiciary
Dr. Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D.
Founder and CEO
Kevin Freeman
NSIC Institute
Trent England
David & Ann Brown Distinguished Fellow
Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs
Dr. Richard Rounsavelle
Media Research Center
Lori Roman
American Constitutional Rights Union
Jack Park
Conservative Activist and Donor
Law Offices of Jack Park
Sandy Rios
Director of Governmental Affairs

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