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Conservatives Demand Red Line Reforms in Year-End Spending Packages

The conservative leaders of the Conservative Action Project have released a new “Memo for the Movement” demanding that Congress stop funding government policies that brazenly

harm American workers and families. Mandates that curb the freedoms of our selfless first responders and punish the very servicemembers who swore an oath to defend us must also be abolished. We urge congressional lawmakers to stand firm in the funding battles on the horizon and fight for the very people who have entrusted them to lead us out of this cascading policy nightmare.

The United States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 we urge ConservativeHQ readers and friends to call their Representative and Senators to demand they stand firm against any year-end congressional Democrat spending spree.

September 6, 2022

Washington, DC

As the fiscal year comes to a close, conservatives urge Congress to adopt substantive red lines for government-funding measures that elevate the needs and well-being of the American people above the self-interested priorities of well-connected powerbrokers and lobbyists within the Beltway. Millions of our fellow citizens are suffering from historic inflation and energy prices driven by far-left ideologues in the Biden administration.

The United States is now in the middle of the Biden Economic Recession because of misguided and harmful policies inflicted upon the American people by an administration in thrall to progressive orthodoxy. It is imperative that Congress be the voice of working men and women, families, and the long-suffering taxpayers bearing the brunt of Washington’s destructive decision-making.

Congressional lawmakers should ensure that any government-funding measures or omnibus spending bills:

  • Freeze Discretionary Spending Levels: The House recently passed a $1.6 trillion deeming resolution to permit a $132 billion increase in baseline discretionary spending. Since then, year-over-year inflation has risen to an astounding 9.1 percent. Working and middle-class Americans are struggling to pay for basic necessities driven in large part by profligate federal spending. At a minimum, Congress must freeze discretionary spending at current FY2022 levels.

  • Reject A Lame Duck Omnibus: Lawmakers should reject any attempt to pass FY2023 omnibus spending bills during a lame duck session of Congress. This would only enable the passage of costly progressive policies inflicting additional and unnecessary pain on American workers, taxpayers, and consumers. Deferring FY2023 appropriations to the 118th Congress increases opportunities to enact fiscal restraints and slow inflation.

  • Unleash American Energy: Congress must leverage appropriations measures to secure policy changes that unleash American energy and provide relief to the American consumer. This includes repealing harmful renewable subsidies, dismantling costly and unreliable green energy initiatives in federal agencies, initiating rapid deployment of baseload powerplants, and statutorily overturning regulations that inhibit reliable energy production, consumption, and development.

  • Prohibit Taxpayer-Funded Abortion: Congress should ensure that taxpayer funding of abortion remains prohibited and the conscience rights of healthcare professionals maintained. Federal taxpayers must not be required to subsidize abortion, especially in the aftermath of the Dobbs decision. The Biden administration has signaled its radical intentions through the creation of a Department of Justice abortion task force designed to target pregnancy care centers while attacking states that pass laws that protect women and unborn children. Congress must not support any spending measure that funds this authoritarian task force and should instead ensure that such efforts are shut down.

  • Secure the Southern Border: With some 71,000 Americans dead from fentanyl overdoses in just the last year, nearly 900,000 “got-a-ways” that have entered the United States and disappeared since FY 2021, and apprehensions equivalent to the entire population of Wales in just the last year, Congress must refuse to advance any appropriations measure that fails to enact the policies necessary to secure the southern border. This includes requiring the installation of border barriers, requiring ICE to remove illegal immigrants through interior enforcement, and statutorily reinstating Trump-era border protocols such as Title 42 removal authority and the Remain in Mexico program.

  • End Destructive COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates: Medical providers and the U.S. military are facing critical labor and recruiting shortages with thousands of our best and brightest terminated or facing discharge for refusing to receive a vaccine in violation of their conscience. This is compounded by recent admissions from top health officials that the vaccine has shown diminished effectiveness at preventing COVID-19 transmission. The hypocrisy must end. Congress should overturn these tyrannical and self-destructive mandates in any funding measure.

  • Dismantle and Defund Recent IRS Spending Authority: The Biden administration’s recent $80 billion spending binge to hire roughly 87,000 new agents (perhaps even more if the 2021 Treasury Report plan is followed) is just another burden stacked on top of hardworking Americans. It is reprehensible that Congress would compound record inflation and $30 trillion in national debt by forcing middle-class Americans to fund the very bureaucrats who will target them. This new power and funding must be dismantled.

Conservatives encourage lawmakers to make use of every opportunity to fight for the American people.

Congress should not fund government policies that brazenly harm American workers and families. Mandates that curb the freedoms of our selfless first responders and punish the very servicemembers who swore an oath to defend us must also be abolished. We urge congressional lawmakers to stand firm in the funding battles on the horizon and fight for the very people who have entrusted them to lead us out of this cascading policy nightmare.

The Honorable Edwin Meese III

Attorney General

President Ronald Reagan (1985-1988)

Jenny Beth Martin


Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund

Thomas E. McClusky


Greenlight Strategies, LLC

The Honorable Mary Vought

Executive Director

Senate Conservatives Fund

Star Parker

Founder and President

Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE)

The Honorable Bob McEwen

U.S. House of Representatives

Former Member, Ohio

L. Brent Bozell III

Founder and President

Media Research Center

The Honorable Jim DeMint

Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute

Member, US Senate (SC 2005-2013)

Ed Corrigan

Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project and President & CEO, Conservative Partnership Institute

The Honorable Morton C. Blackwell


The Leadership Institute

The Honorable T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.

Chief Domestic Advisor

President Ronald Reagan (1987-1988)

Wesley Denton

Chief Operating Officer

Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI)

Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin (Ret.)

Executive Vice President

Family Research Council

Terry Schilling


American Principles Project

The Honorable Ken Cuccinelli

Former A.Dep.Sect. DHS

Former AG of Virginia

Penny Y. Nance

President & CEO

Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee

The Honorable James C. Miller III

Budget Director for President Reagan, 1985-1988

Dr. Paige Patterson


Sandy Creek Foundation

Robert Chambers

Executive Vice President

AFA Action

Seton Motley


Less Government

E.C. Sykes

General Partner - Aslan Ventures

Republican Nominee

NC Senate District 18

C. Preston Noell III


Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.

Michelle Easton

President, Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women

Amy Kremer


Women for America First

Tim Throckmorton


Lifepointe Mininstry

Lee Beaman


Beaman Ventures

Randy M. Long


Long Business Advisors, LLC

Mario Navarro da Costa

Director, Washington Bureau

Tradition, Family, Property

Joseph A. Morris

Partner, Morris & De La Rosa

Chairman, The Heartland Institute

The Honorable Stanley Jason Rapert

Founder & President, National Association of Christian Lawmakers, Inc.

Richard D. Hayes


Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, LLP

The Honorable Peter J. Thomas


Consrevative Caucus

Ashley Baker

Director of Public Policy

The Committee for Justice

Anne Schlafly Cori


Eagle Forum

Peggy Dau


Elaine Donnelly


Center for Military Readiness

James L. Martin


60 Plus Association

William W. Pascoe, III

Our Man in Washington

Tea Party Patriots Action

Paul Gessing


Rio Grande Foundation

Richard Rounsavelle


Media Research Center

Paavo Ensio


Universal Minerals Group

Jack Park

Conservative Activist and Donor

Kathleen Patten

President and CEO

American Target Advertising

Andrew Roth


State Freedom Caucus Network

Steven Utroska

Mississipi State Director

State Freedom Caucus Network

The Honorable RJ May III

Vice Chairman, South Carolina Freedom Caucus, State Representative, South Carolina

Blake Bassham

Arizona State Director

State Freedom Caucus Network

Daniel Honchariw

Nevada State Director

State Freedom Caucus Network

The Honorable Dana Criswell


Mississippi Freedom Caucus

The Honorable Peter Hoekstra

Former Congressman and

Ambassador (Ret.)

Hoekstra Global Strategies

The Honorable Briscoe Cain

Texas State Representative, House District 128

Texas House of Representatives

The Honorable Rick Green

Founder & President

Patriot Academy

Peter Roff

Senior Media Fellow

Trans-Atlantic Leadership Network

Ambassador Henry F. Cooper

President Reagan's Chief Defense and Space Negotiator

Former SDI Director

Carolee Adams

State President

Eagle Forum of New Jersey

Jill Dickman

Nevada Freedom Caucus Vice-Chair

Nevada State Assembly

Bart Marcois

Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary

Dept. of Energy

The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell

Chairman, Conservative Action Project

Chairman, CNP Action, Inc.

The Honorable Paul S. Teller, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Advancing American Freedom

Myron Ebell

Director, Center for Energy and Environment, Competitive Enterprise Institute

Chad Connelly

Founder and President

Faith Wins

Marty Dannenfelser

Vice President for Government Relations and Coalitions, Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE)

Lisa B. Nelson

David Bozell



Adam Brandon



Noah Wall

Executive Vice President


Scott T. Parkinson

David N. Bossie


Citizens United

The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop

White House Advisor

President Ronald Reagan (1981-1985)

Tom Jones


American Accountability Foundation

Steve Moore


Committee to Unleash Prosperity

Alfred S. Regnery


Republic Book Publishers

The Honorable Jake Hoffman


Arizona House of Representatives

Judson Phillips


Tea Party Nation

Jay Mount


MDS Communications Corporation

Nancy Schulze


RCW Speakers

The Honorable George K. Rasley Jr.

Managing Editor

Kay R. Daly


Coalition for a Fair Judiciary

David B. Kullberg


Christians for A Sound Economy

Gerard Kassar

State Chairman

NYS Conservative Party

Don Woodsmall

Interim President

Center for Security Policy

Floyd Brown


The Western Journal

Thomas Pyle


American Energy Alliance

The Honorable Mike Hill

Former Member

Florida State House

Robert K. Fischer

Meeting Coordinator

Conservatives of Faith

Martha Boneta Fain



Allen J. Hebert


American-Chinese Fellowship of Houston

Sal Russo

Co-Founder and Chief Strategist

Tea Party Express

Ron Pearson

Executive Director

Conservative Victory Fund

Joan Holt Lindsey


Lindsey Communications

Eunie Smith

President Emeritus

Eagle Forum

Melvin Adams


Noah Webster Educational Foundation

Saulius “Saul” Anuzis


60 Plus Association

Dr. Jerome Robert Corsi

Founder and CEO

Dr. Teryn Clarke


Clarke Neurology

Michael Lunsford

Executive Director

Citizens for a New Louisiana

The Honorable Terrence Scanlon

Retired Chairman and President

Capital Research Center

The Honorable Stephen Stockman

U.S. House of Representatives

Former Member, Texas

The Honorable James Gilmore

68th Governor of Virginia (1998-2002)

James C. Dobson, Ph.D.

Founder & President

Dr. James Dobson Family Institute

Brooke Powell

Illinois State Director

State Freedom Caucus Network

Evan Newman

South Carolina State Director

State Freedom Caucus Network

The Honorable Adam Morgan

Chairman, SC Freedom Caucus

Member, SC House of Representatives

The Honorable Philip Singleton

Georgia State Representative

State Freedom Caucus Network

Jordan Davis Mason

South Dakota Director

State Freedom Caucus Network

Art Ally


Timothy Partners

Kevin Freeman


NSIC Institute

Charles J. Cooper

Assistant Attorney General, President Ronald Reagan (1985-1988)

Cooper & Kirk, PLLC

Grace-Marie Turner

Executive Director

Galen Institute

Andrew Langer


Institute for Liberty

Carey Woodruff

Executive Vice President

Foundation for American Christian Education

Penna Dexter


Point of View Radio

The Honorable Peter Thomas


The Conservative Caucus

  • Joe Biden administration

  • Democrat spending bills

  • reconciliation

  • federal budget

  • vaccine mandates

  • Biden economic recession

  • inflation

  • national debt

  • discretionary spending freeze

  • lame duck omnibus

  • energy production

  • taxpayer funded abortion

  • conscience rights

  • secure southern border

  • IRS spending authority

118 views3 comments


Charles Wilkins
Charles Wilkins
Sep 11, 2022


Excellent ideas. Now let's see what the newly elected Republican congress does with it. I'm not holding my breath.


Sep 07, 2022

That's a nice little to do list. Y'all do realize that Kevin McCarthy and Mitch "the turtle" McConnell will have to go in order to fulfill the objectives stated...Right?

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