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CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie Joins Conservative Leaders Opposed to Spending Deal

Conservative Organizations Against Budget Deal
The Conservative Action Project*, chaired by our friends former Reagan Attorney General Edwin Meese and former Congressman David McIntosh, has taken the lead in organizing conservative opposition to the Ryan – Murray budget deal and to that end has circulated a letter outlining conservative objections to the spending proposal that could come before the House for a vote as early as Thursday, December 12, 2013. Chairman Richard A. Viguerie, just returned from a trip to Israel, has added his name to the list of conservatives opposed to giving away the one major conservative victory of the 113th Congress – maintaining the spending reductions in the 2011 deal to raise the debt limit.

The text of the letter and the list of signers as of December 12, 2013, follows.

Conservative Leaders to Congress: Oppose Any Budget Deal That Raises Spending Levels or Increases Revenue

As budget negotiations between the House and Senate continue, we write to urge Congress to oppose any legislation that increases spending above current law or raises new federal revenue.

According to reports, the House and Senate conference committee that was recently convened to negotiate the federal budget is considering a plan that would violate Congress' promise on discretionary spending caps and increase federal revenue. Legislation that raises federal revenue and spending levels is unacceptable to conservatives and the majority of Americans and should be rejected by Congress.

Though conservatives support more spending restraint, the discretionary spending limits defined in the Budget Control Act represent a promise to the American people to marginally slow the growth of government. The budget conference committee represents an opportunity for Congress and President Obama to honor their bipartisan agreement; it is not a vehicle to break budget limits or increase revenue. Rather than searching for ways to abandon a bipartisan spending agreement, Congress should pass legislation that upholds the caps and then focus their energy on something productive, like stopping the train wreck that is Obamacare.

While many have expressed legitimate concerns about the nature of the spending limits, Congress has the ability to repurpose the BCA's caps and limit other areas of discretionary spending as it deems prudent, such as protecting our national defense, without exceeding the $967 billion spending limit. Congress and the President have no excuse to violate their existing budget agreement. Conservatives cannot support any legislation that raises spending levels or increases revenue.


The Honorable Edwin Meese III
Former Attorney General
President Ronald Reagan

The Honorable David McIntosh
Former Member of Congress

Brent Bozell
For America 

Mike Needham
Heritage Action for America

Tim Phillips
Americans for Prosperity

Tony Perkins
Family Research Council

Colin Hanna
Let Freedom Ring

Erick Erickson

Jenny Beth Martin
Tea Party Patriots

Matt Kibbe

Al Cardenas
American Conservative Union

Amy Kremer
Tea Party Express

David Bossie
Citizens United

Penny Nance
Concerned Women for America

Duane Parde
National Taxpayers Union

David Williams
Taxpayers Protection Alliance

Bill Walton
Rappahannock Ventures LLC

The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell
Constitutional Congress, Inc.

Nathan Mehrens
Americans for Limited Government

Jim Ryun
The Madison Project

The Honorable T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.
Former Domestic Advisor
President Ronald Reagan

The Honorable Alfred S. Regnery
Former Publisher
American Spectator

Jonathan Bydlak
Coalition to Reduce Spending

Daniel Garza
Executive Director
Libre Initiative

Evan Feinberg
Generation Opportunity

Richard A. Viguerie

* The Conservative Action Project, chaired by former Attorney General Edwin Meese and former Congressman David McIntosh, is designed to facilitate conservative leaders working together on behalf of common goals. Participants include the CEO's of over 100 organizations representing all major elements of the conservative movement-economic, social and national security.

Firing of RSC Executive Director

I am surprised not to see Richard's name on the list protesting the firing of Mr Teller.
Is that because he was out of country?