AFP-PA Disappointed in Casey for Blocking Spending Cuts Vote

AFP-PA Disappointed in Casey for Blocking Spending Cuts Vote

AFP-PA Disappointed in Casey for Blocking Spending Cuts Vote

Jun 21, 2018 by AFP

Harrisburg, Pa. – Americans for Prosperity-Pennsylvania (AFP-PA) expressed disappointment in Senator Bob Casey for blocking President Trump’s rescission package from coming to the Senate floor for a vote. The modest spending cut package was a first step toward reducing excessive government spending that has become commonplace in Washington. The grassroots group will be holding Senator Casey accountable for his vote.

AFP-PA State Director Beth Anne Mumford issued the following statement:

“Sen. Casey’s vote just made the longest day of the year feel even longer by denying taxpayers even these modest savings.  Despite our activists’ encouragement, Senator Casey remains insensitive to the needs of taxpayers and continues to defend the bipartisan, spend-happy culture in Washington. We are thankful Senator Toomey voted to bring rescission to the Senate floor for a vote and hope he carries this spirit of fiscal restraint into the coming mandatory spending discussions.”

Background:

AFP-PA Launches “Stop Overspending Campaign”

AFP-PA Urges Sen. Casey to Cut Spending, Support Rescission

The Facts About President Trump’s Rescission Plan

AFP to Key Vote in Favor of Senate Rescissions Package

AFP’s Stop Overspending Campaign Urges Senators to Cut Spending, Support Rescission

AFP Praises House for Passing Rescission Package

AFP to Key Vote in Favor of House Rescission Package

For further information or an interview, reach Lorenz Isidro at LIsidro@afphq.org or 703.887.7724 

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) exists to recruit, educate, and mobilize citizens in support of the policies and goals of a free society at the local, state, and federal level, helping every American live their dream – especially the least fortunate. AFP has more than 3.2 million activists across the nation, a local infrastructure that includes 36 state chapters, and has received financial support from more than 100,000 Americans in all 50 states. For more information, visit www.AmericansForProsperity.org

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AFP-PA Urges Sen. Casey to Cut Spending, Support Rescission

AFP-PA Urges Sen. Casey to Cut Spending, Support Rescission

AFP-PA Urges Sen. Casey to Cut Spending, Support Rescission

Jun 20, 2018 by AFP

Senate should follow House in seizing opportunity to cut $15 billion in spending by passing President Trump’s rescission package

Harrisburg, Pa. – Following the House passage of H.R. 3, the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act, Americans for Prosperity-Pennsylvania (AFP-PA) is now calling on Senator Bob Casey to support the measure that would save taxpayers about $15 billion in unspent funds from previous years. Senator Pat Toomey was an original co-sponsor of the bill. Pennsylvania Reps. Lou Barletta, Scott Perry, Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, Ryan Costello, Tom Marino, and Lloyd Smucker voted for the measure in the House.

AFP is key voting the Senate rescission package.

In a continuation of AFP’s long-term “Stop Overspending” campaign, the organization announced a new round of digital ads urging Senate Republicans and Democrats to support the White House’s rescission plan. AFP launched a similar effort earlier this month urging House members to support the measure.

View the ad here:

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AFP-PA State Director Beth Anne Mumford issued the following statement:

“Lawmakers often pay lip service to fiscal restraint only to then rubber-stamp the wasteful spending their constituents elected them to reject. This is a betrayal of taxpayers’ trust and something Sen. Casey can begin to correct by supporting common-sense spending cuts like rescission. We urge the Senate to use this opportunity to demonstrate to Pennsylvanians a commitment to good taxpayer stewardship and vote ‘Yes’ on rescission.”

While tax reform was a significant achievement for hard-working Americans, AFP has long-advocated the importance of pairing tax cuts with spending restraint to grow the economy and improve the lives of all Americans. Unchecked spending in Washington threatens to undermine economic growth.

The launch of AFP’s “Stop Overspending” campaign over Memorial Day recess included robust digital, direct-mail, print, and radio advertising in congressional districts across the country. President Trump’s $15.3 billion rescission plan proposed earlier this month presents an opportunity for lawmakers to demonstrate fiscal responsibility by supporting this modest attempt to undo some of the overspending damage.

BACKGROUND:

AFP Launches Major Campaign Against Wasteful Government Spending

Stop Overspending Campaign Urges House to Support Rescission

AFP Praises House for Passing Rescission Package

For further information or an interview, reach Lorenz Isidro at LIsidro@afphq.org or 703.887.7724 

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) exists to recruit, educate, and mobilize citizens in support of the policies and goals of a free society at the local, state, and federal level, helping every American live their dream – especially the least fortunate. AFP has more than 3.2 million activists across the nation, a local infrastructure that includes 36 state chapters, and has received financial support from more than 100,000 Americans in all 50 states. For more information, visit www.AmericansForProsperity.org

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AFP-PA Urges Action on “Clean Slate” Bill Before Summer Recess

AFP-PA Urges Action on “Clean Slate” Bill Before Summer Recess

AFP-PA Urges Action on “Clean Slate” Bill Before Summer Recess

Jun 18, 2018 by AFP

Harrisburg, Pa. – Americans for Prosperity-Pennsylvania (AFP-PA) today urged the Senate Judiciary Committee to act on legislation that would help Pennsylvanians charged with low-level, nonviolent crimes to obtain jobs and productively re-enter their communities once they have served their sentence. House Bill 1419, often referred to as the “Clean Slate” bill, would provide for the automatic sealing of criminal records for misdemeanors and charges not leading to convictions.

AFP-PA State Director Beth Anne Mumford issued the following statement:

“The Senate should act on this legislation with the urgency it deserves. Pennsylvania should be a place where people who deserve second chances, get them. Too few people in our state charged with low-level, nonviolent crimes get a fair shot at putting their lives back together after paying their debt to society.”

Background:

The House passed HB 1419, introduced by State Rep. Sheryl Dozier and championed by State Rep. Jordan Harris, in April of this year. The Senate unanimously passed Sen. Scott Wagner’s companion bill (SB 529) in 2017.

Americans for Prosperity-Pennsylvania will join a coalition of organizations on Monday, June 18, to rally in support of the “clean slate” legislation.

Americans for Prosperity-Pennsylvania in March sent a letter of support for HB 1419, urging members on the House Judiciary Committee to support the bill. The grassroots organization has, and will continue to, mount a digital campaign in support of the legislation.

For further information or an interview, reach Lorenz Isidro at LIsidro@afphq.org or 703.887.7724 

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) exists to recruit, educate, and mobilize citizens in support of the policies and goals of a free society at the local, state, and federal level, helping every American live their dream – especially the least fortunate. AFP has more than 3.2 million activists across the nation, a local infrastructure that includes 36 state chapters, and has received financial support from more than 100,000 Americans in all 50 states. For more information, visit www.AmericansForProsperity.org

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AFP-PA Thanks PA Representatives for Supporting Trump’s Spending Cuts

AFP-PA Thanks PA Representatives for Supporting Trump’s Spending Cuts

AFP-PA Thanks PA Representatives for Supporting Trump’s Spending Cuts

Jun 8, 2018 by AFP

Harrisburg, Pa. – Americans for Prosperity-Pennsylvania (AFP-PA) today applauded Congress for voting in support of President Trump’s rescission package, the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act (H.R. 3), that cancels $15 billion in unspent funds from previous years. AFP-PA had urged Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation to support the rescission package as part of the grassroots group’s “Stop Over Spending” campaign, which launched with ads holding accountable Reps. Lou Barletta and Matt Cartwright for their records on wasteful spending.

AFP issued a key vote alert in favor of the rescission package.

Pennsylvania Reps. Lou Barletta, Scott Perry, Glenn Thompson, Ryan Costello, Tom Marino, and Lloyd Smucker supported the measure. Senator Pat Toomey recently introduced companion legislation in the Senate.

“Congress’ approval of the President’s spending cuts is proof lawmakers have listened to our activists’ calls to vote to cut spending and we thank those in the Pennsylvania delegation who took this important first step,” said AFP-PA State Director Beth Anne Mumford. “We hope this vote is a sign our lawmakers are ready to commit to even bolder spending reforms as they continue to navigate the FY 2019 appropriations process currently underway.”

Background:

AFP recently launched its “Stop OverSpending” campaign to call attention to the dramatic over spending that takes place in Washington.

The “Stop Over Spending” campaign includes robust digital, direct-mail, print, and radio advertising in congressional districts across the country to thank or hold accountable members based on their vote on the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending package for fiscal year 2018. That omnibus pushed total federal spending over $4 trillion, or $33,000 per household.

AFP-PA called out Representatives Lou Barletta and Matt Cartwright for their vote on the omnibus and urged them to support immediate measures to help restore taxpayer trust in Congress by focusing on cutting wasteful spending. Only Pennsylvania Reps. Brendan Boyle, Scott Perry, Keith Rothfus, Lloyd Smucker, and Mike Kelly stood by taxpayers and voted against the wasteful spending omnibus package.

While tax reform continues to benefit American workers and the overall economy, unchecked spending threatens to undermine that progress and drag the economy down.

Fiscal year 2019 spending legislation, which is currently being written, will be the last chance for members of Congress to prove before the midterm elections that they can be trusted stewards of taxpayer dollars. AFP views the fall 2019 spending debate as a critical test for lawmakers and will be engaging grassroots activists throughout the summer to hold both parties accountable for reckless spending and stress the importance of getting spending under control.

For further information or an interview, reach Lorenz Isidro at LIsidro@afphq.org or 703.887.7724 

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