spending caps

Our Interview With True Conservative Garland Tucker

As North Carolina’s incumbent Senator – and Mitch McConnell clone – Thom Tillis skipped important votes in the Senate to attend fundraisers, we caught his principled limited government constitutional conservative Republican primary opponent Garland Tucker for a short telephone interview.

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

As Congress and the White House continue to negotiate a deal on spending caps, 76 leaders of the conservative movement involved in the Conservative Action Project have released a memo urging all parties involved to restrain spending.

Conservatives Balking At $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

President Trump campaigned on increasing infrastructure spending, but we see a carefully laid Democrat minefield looming in this latest “agreement” with plenty of political downside to the President and Republican 2020 candidates if he proposes raising taxes or blows up the deficit before the 2020 election.

McConnell Ready To Betray Trump on Spending

White House officials are leery of where budget talks between McConnell and Pelosi may lead, noting that the last bipartisan deal reached in early 2018 boosted spending by $300 billion over two years. Conservative policy experts are urging Trump not to trust McConnell to put together a spending deal that wouldn’t blow up the deficit.

Capitol Hill GOP Spending Like Obama Is Still President

We urge CHQ readers to call the toll-free Capitol Switchboard (1-866-220-0044) to ask for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Tell Rep. McCarthy that the Freedom Caucus is right: We support funding our troops, however, growing the size of government by 13 percent is not what the voters sent Republicans to Congress to do.

Democrats: We Need to Raise Domestic Spending Caps

Nicholas Ballasy, PJ Media

A group of House Democrats called on the GOP-led Congress to increase the FY2018 defense and non-defense domestic spending caps. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said, “If we are going to act responsibly on behalf of the national security of this country and on security in the global community, we will adopt a budget that does in fact lift the caps. We need to get real. We need to get responsible and we need to get it right for the American people.”

GOP plan to boost defense spending worries some in party

Andrew Taylor, AP

House Republicans Tuesday will propose using tens of billions of dollars in additional war funding to get around tight budget limits on the Pentagon in their new budget plan. The move is designed to placate defense hawks, but is already making tough-on-spending elements in the party uneasy.

GOP set to offer budget

The Associated Press

Republicans now in charge of Congress offer their budget blueprint this week with a pledge to balance the nation’s budget within a decade and rein in major programs such as food stamps and Medicare.