Conservative leaders have launched an urgent appeal asking Tea Partiers and grassroots conservatives to call their Representative and Senators to urge a vote against the Continuing Resolution that will come to the House floor later today, and before the Senate in the near future.
The Capitol Switchboard Number is (202) 224-3121.
The Continuing Resolution (CR) to be voted upon is very different from what was presented to key conservative movement leaders prior to the recent congressional recess and now that it has been released conservative leaders have come out strongly against it.
The original discussion of a “clean” six months CR at the $1.047 trillion level has been increased by approximately $106 billion!
In addition to this stealth spending increase, the CR now includes language that appears to grant the Obama Administration authority to implement its recent Executive Order on cybersecurity. The CR also includes an extension of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) that is silent on the Administration’s recent effort to weaken the Welfare to Work requirement.
In a letter to Republican Senate Steering Committee Chairman Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and House Republican Study Committee Chairman Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio, the broad coalition of conservative leaders listed below said, "Short weeks before the election, the grassroots will feel discouraged, perhaps even feel betrayed by Congressional Conservatives who vote for this unwarranted increase in spending."
Click here for original letter: http://mranalogblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Dear_Jim_Jordan_and_Pat_Toomey.9.pdf
The conservative leaders attending a strategy meeting on the CR strongly urged opposition to this Continuing Resolution and a return to the “clean” CR at the $1.047 trillion level.
Conservative leaders signing the letter as of 1:30 PM, Thursday, September 13, 2012 were:
Edwin Meese, Former U.S. Attorney General
Colin Hanna, Let Freedom Ring
Gary Bauer, American Values
Brent Bozell, ForAmerica
Mario Lopez, Hispanic Leadership Fund
Bob Reccord, CNP Action Inc.
Bill Wilson, Americans for Limited Government
Richard Rahn, Institute for Global Economic Growth
Susan Carleson, American Civil Rights Union
Alfred Regnery, Paul Revere Project
Herman Pirchner, American Foreign Policy Council
Richard Viguerie, ConservativeHQ.com
T. Kenneth Cribb, former Domestic Advisor to Presiden Reagan
Morton Blackwell, Chair of The Weyrich Luncheon