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Don’t Let the Swamp Win: President Trump & Congress Must Restrain Spending in Upcoming Budget Deal

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As Congress and the White House continue to negotiate a deal on spending caps, the principled, limited government constitutional conservatives of the Conservative Action Project have released a memo urging all parties involved to restrain spending.

Our current debt is at $22 trillion—the highest it has ever been. President Trump has repeatedly said he wants to cut spending and has proposed consecutive budgets with billions in spending reductions.

Congress has routinely ignored the President, as well as the spending caps they set for themselves with the passage of the Budget Control Act in 2011, by continuing to pass trillions of dollars in new spending.

 As President Trump has pointed out, the $2 trillion spending deal that Democrats want to pass is unaffordable and unworkable. Moreover, after Congress sent him a $1.3 trillion spending bill last March, the president said he would “never sign another bill like this again.”

We urge President Trump to stick by his promises to reduce spending—and ask congressional leaders to work with him to do so.

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Attorney General
President Ronald Reagan (1985-1988)

Alfred S. Regnery
Chairman, Conservative Action Project
Chairman, Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund

Jenny Beth Martin
Chairman
Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund

Jenny Beth Martin
Chairman
Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund

Tim Chapman
Executive Director
Heritage Action for America

David Bozell
President
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Matt Schlapp
Chairman
American Conservative Union (ACU)

The Honorable Jim DeMint
Member, South Carolina
United States Senate (2005-2013)

Ed Corrigan
Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project
and Executive Director, Senate Steering Committee (2003-2012)

Rachel Bovard
Policy Director
Senate Steering Committee (2014-2015)

Myron Ebell
Director, Center for Energy and Environment, Competitive Enterprise Institute

Diana Banister
President and Partner
Shirley & Banister Public Affairs

The Honorable T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.
Chief Domestic Advisor
President Ronald Reagan (1987-1988)

Cleta Mitchell, Esq.
Partner
Foley & Lardner LLP

The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell
Chairman
Constitutional Congress, Inc.

Ginni Thomas
President
Liberty Consulting, Inc.

William L. Walton
Chairman
CNP Action, Inc.

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Executive Vice President
Family Research Council

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President
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The Honorable Tony Perkins
President, Family Research Council
President, Council for National Policy

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Chief Executive Officer
American Legislative Exchange Council

The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop
White House Advisor
President Ronald Reagan (1981-1985)

Daniel Schneider
Executive Director
American Conservative Union

Tim Macy
Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board
Gun Owners of America

Judson Phillips
Founder
Tea Party Nation

Jeff Hunt
Director
Centennial Institute

Jim Backlin
Vice President of Legislative Affairs
Christian Coalition of America

Alan P. Dye
Partner
Webster, Chamberlain & Bean

The Honorable James C. Miller III
Budget Director for President Reagan

Rhonda Lynn Dorsey
Executive
1700 Commerce, LLC

Floyd Brown
Chairman
America Fighting Back PAC

Floyd Brown
Chairman
America Fighting Back PAC

Peter Thomas
Chairman
The Conservative Caucus

Mario Navarro da Costa
Director, Washington Bureau
Tradition, Family, Property

Ron Robinson
President
Young America's Foundation

John F. Tate
President
America’s Liberty PAC

Ed Martin
President
Phyllis Schlafly Eagles

William W. Pascoe, III
Board Member
Tea Party Patriots Action

Rebecca Hagelin
Columnist
The Washington Times

Robert Fischer
Meeting Coordinator
Conservatives of Faith

Ron Pearson
Executive Director
Conservative Victory Fund

Tim LeFever
Chairman
Capitol Resource Institute

Kevin Freeman
Founder
NSIC Institute

David Pittman
CFO
BENNETT International Group

Kay R. Daly
President
Coalition for a Fair Judiciary

Amapola Hansberger
President
Legal Immigrants for America

Christopher Malagisi
Executive Director of Outreach
Hillsdale College

Willes K. Lee
President, National Federation of Republican Assemblies

Rebekah Gantner
Executive Director, Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund

Anne Schlafly Cori
Chairman
Eagle Forum

Allen J. Hebert
Chairman
American-Chinese Fellowship of Houston

The Honorable Mike Hill
Representative
Florida State House

The Honorable Belden Bell
Legacy Society Co-Chair
The Heritage Foundation

Dr. Richard Rounsavelle
Trustee
Media Research Center

Ambassador Henry F. Cooper
President Reagan's Chief Defense and Space Negotiator and SDI Director
High Frontier

The Honorable Donald P. Hodel
Secretary of Energy and Secretary of Interior
President Ronald Reagan

The Honorable Penny Pullen
Former Assistant Republican Leader
Illinois House of Representatives (1977-1993)

Roxanne Phillips
Member, Executive Committee
Council for National Policy

Chad Connelly
President
Faith Wins

Charlie Copeland
President
Intercollegiate Studies Institute

Terrence M. Scanlon
Retired Chairman and CEO (1994-2016)
Capital Research Center

Elaine Donnelly
President
Center for Military Readiness

Sal Russo
Co-Founder and Chief Strategist
Tea Party Express

Phil Kerpen
President
American Commitment

Robert Alt
President & CEO
The Buckeye Institute

Jack Park
Conservative Activist and Donor

Jack Park
Conservative Activist and Donor

Rod D. Martin
Founder and CEO
The Martin Organization, Inc.

Sherri R. Martin
Executive Vice President
The Martin Organization, Inc.

Haley E. Martin
President
The Martin Foundation

Nicholas Stehle
Campaign for the American Future

Shawn A. Mitchell
Former National Chaplain, National Federation of Republican Assemblies

Jerry Melvin
Former Dean
Florida House of Representatives

Penna Dexter
Co-host
Point of View Radio

Barry Meguiar
President
Revival Outside the Walls

Mary Vought
Executive Director
Senate Conservatives Fund

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