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CAP Memo: Conservatives Do Not Support Another Short-Term, Budget-Busting Spending Bill

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Over 100 leaders of conservative organizations have put their names to a Conservative Action Project Memo to the Movement stating that conservatives reject attempts by Congress to pass yet another bloated, pork-filled spending bill.

Congress is currently considering a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government until December 20. This gives Democrats and big-spending Republicans leverage to use the threat of a government shutdown over the holiday as a means to pass budget-busting spending legislation with very little amendment or oversight.

This is the same Swamp playbook we see every year, and each year, it results in massive spending bills put together at the eleventh hour without any transparency, and no opportunity for Members of Congress or the public to read or amend the bill. Worse, Members of Congress are then bullied into passage to avoid getting blamed for a government shutdown.

This is irresponsible governing, and we reject attempts by Congress to follow this approach yet again.

We are particularly concerned given the number of high stakes issues on the table in this year’s spending debate: the pro-abortion language in the Senate Foreign Operations spending bill inserted by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), as well as pending reauthorizations of the Export-Import bank, expiring tax provisions, and other matters that may be added to a giant bill at the last minute.

These issues deserve open deliberation, debate, and amendment. An attempt to jam a bloated spending bill through the Congress while up against a holiday and a government shutdown benefits no one but the Swamp.

We urge Congress to pass a straight extension of funding into the early months of 2020, or a year-long CR, both of which would give the Congress and the taxpayers ample time to review the policies at stake.

Otherwise, we urge conservatives to oppose, and the president to veto, any attempt at a short-term CR that expands the budget-busting status quo.

(All organizations listed for IDENTIFICATION purposes only)

The Honorable Edwin Meese III
Attorney General
President Ronald Reagan (1985-1988)

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

The Honorable Colin A. Hanna
President
Let Freedom Ring, Inc.

Tom McClusky
President
March for Life Action

Cleta Mitchell, Esq.
Partner
Foley & Lardner LLP

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

Noah Wall
Vice President of Advocacy
FreedomWorks

Lisa B. Nelson
Chief Executive Officer
American Legislative Exchange Council

Mary Vought
Executive Director
Senate Conservatives Fund

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

The Honorable Jim DeMint
Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute
Member, US Senate (SC 2005-2013)

Ed Corrigan
Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project
Executive Director, Conservative Partnership Institute

The Honorable David McIntosh
President
Club for Growth

Scott T. Parkinson
Executive Director
Republican Study Committee (2016-2018)

Rachel Bovard
Senior Director of Policy
Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI)

The Honorable Donald Paul Hodel
U.S. Secretary of Energy (1982-1985)
U.S. Secretary of Interior (1985-1989)

Adam Brandon
President
FreedomWorks

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

Christopher Malagisi
Executive Director of Outreach
Hillsdale College

Jenny Beth Martin
Chairman
Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund

Kelly J. Shackelford, Esq.
Chairman, CNP Action, Inc.
President and CEO, First Liberty Institute

The Honorable Bob McEwen
U.S. House of Representatives
Former Member, Ohio

Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin (Ret.)
Executive Vice President
Family Research Council

Ginni Thomas
President
Liberty Consulting, Inc.

The Honorable Morton C. Blackwell
President
The Leadership Institute

William L. Walton
President
Council for National Policy

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

Floyd Brown
Chairman
America Fighting Back PAC

The Honorable Charles J. Cooper
Assistant Attorney General, President Ronald Reagan
Cooper & Kirk, PLLC

Joseph A. Morris
Partner, Morris & De La Rosa
Former Assistant U.S. Attorney General, Reagan Administration

David N. Bossie
President
Citizens United

The Honorable James C. Miller III
U.S. Budget Director, 1985-1988

The Honorable Gary L. Bauer
President
American Values

Mat Staver
Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel

The Honorable Mike Hill
Representative
Florida State House

Craig Shirley
Reagan Biographer
Presidential Historian

Dr. John C. Eastman
Senior Fellow, The Claremont Institute
Salvatori Professor, Chapman Univ. Fowler School of Law

Jim Backlin
Vice President of Legislative Affairs
Christian Coalition of America

Khadine L. Ritter
President
Eagle Forum of Ohio

Trent England
Executive Vice President
Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs

Kevin D. Freeman
Founder
NSIC Institute

Dr. Mark A. Smith
President
Columbia International University

Jeff Hunt
Director
Centennial Institute

Richard Hayes
Partner
Hayes Berry White & Vanzant LLP

Lisa G. Calvert
Christian speaker
Rabon-Calvert Int.

Allen Hebert
Chairman
American-Chinese Fellowship of Houston

Robert K. Fischer
Meeting Coordinator
Conservatives of Faith

Glenn Preston Story
Co-founder & CFO
Patriot Mobile

Anne Schlafly Cori
Chairman
Eagle Forum

Kathleen Patten
President & CEO
American Target Advertising

Preston Hawkins
Chairman, Association for Community Education, Inc.
(Radio Nueva Vida)

C. Preston Noell III
President
Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.

Randy M. Long
Founder
Long Business Advisors, LLC

Seton Motley
President
Less Government

Willes K. Lee
President
National Federation of Republican Assemblies

David Williams
President
Taxpayers Protection Alliance

Dr. Virginia Armstrong
Court Watch Chairman
Eagle Forum

Elaine Donnelly
President
Center for Military Readiness

Dr. Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D.
President and CEO
CorsiNation.com

Richard Wright
CEO
R & S LLC

Lori Roman
President
American Civil Rights Union

Paavo Ensio
Chairman
Universal Minerals Group

Amapola Hansberger
President
Legal Immigrants for America

Caroline Lewis
Owner
Percipio Communications

Peter J. Thomas
Chairman
The Conservative Caucus

Roxanne Phillips
Member, Executive Committee
Council for National Policy

Kay R. Daly
President
Coalition for a Fair Judiciary

William Shaker
CEO
Washington Marketing Group

Jessie Jane Duff
Gunnery Sergeant U.S. Marine Corps (Ret)
Sr. Fellow London Center for Policy Research

Sal Russo
Co-Founder and Chief Strategist
Tea Party Express

James Simpson
Author/Journalist
Freelance

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

Lee Beaman
CEO
Beaman Automotive Group

Eaton Hopkins
President
Liberty Surgical

Dr. J. Michael Waller
Vice President
Center for Security Policy

Terrence Scanlon
Retired Chairman and President
Capital Research Center

Carolee Adams
President
Eagle Forum of New Jersey

Dr. Richard Rounsavelle
Trustee
Media Research Center

Eunie Smith
President
Eagle Forum

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

Jake Hoffman
President & CEO
Rally Forge

Olivia Brown
Regional Field Director
Trump Victory

John Velleco
Executive Vice President
Gun Owners of America, Inc.

Penna Dexter
Co-host
Point of View Radio

Charlie Copeland
President
Intercollegiate Studies Institute

Melvin Adams
Past President
Renewanation

L. Brent Bozell, III
Founder and President
Media Research Center

Norm Singleton
President
Campaign for Liberty

Tom Giovanetti
President
Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI)

J. Christian Adams
President
Public Interest Legal Foundation

James Martin
Founder/Chairman
60 Plus Association

Saul "Saulius" Anuzis
President
60 Plus Association

Ron Robinson
President
Young America's Foundation

The Honorable Penny Pullen
President
Life Advocacy Resource Project

Rebecca Hagelin
Columnist
The Washington Times

Robert D. Thompson
Administrator
The Weyrich Lunch (1999-2016)

The Honorable George K. Rasley Jr.
Managing Editor
ConservativeHQ.com

Augusta H. Petrone

Andresen Blom
President
Hawaiian Values

Ron Pearson
Executive Director
Conservative Victory Fund

E.C. Sykes
General Partner
Aslan Ventures

Shirley Lewis
President
Lewis Jewelers

Susan A. Carleson
Chairman/CEO
Carleson Center for Welfare Reform

Ambassador Henry F. Cooper
Former SDI Director
Chairman, High Frontier

The Honorable Diana Denman
Presidential Appointee
President Ronald Reagan

Rob Chambers
Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs
American Family Association

John F. Tate
President
America’s Liberty PAC

Anthony Saliba
Director
Reagan.com

Melissa Kaye Ortiz
Admin/Blogger
DCBelleonWheels.com

Barry Meguiar
President
Ignite America

Steve Berger
Pastor
Grace Chapel

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