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

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

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