Author Archives: CRS Staff

Will Congress act on Trump’s rescissions package?

Earlier this month, the Trump administration offered Congress the chance to do something it hasn’t it quite awhile: Cut spending. The package would strip out a little over $15 billion in unnecessary or wasteful spending. And today, Senators Mike Lee … Continue reading

Pledge signer Mark Harris wins big in NC-9

In what observers are calling a “stunning upset,” Coalition pledge signer Mark Harris has defeated incumbent Representative Robert Pittenger, who had not signed the pledge and recently voted for the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill. The pledge commits Harris to … Continue reading

US Senate Candidate Austin Petersen First to Pledge to ‘Reject the Debt’ in MO Race

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jake Grant, Outreach Director Email: jake@reducespending.org AUSTIN PETERSEN PLEDGES TO ‘REJECT THE DEBT’ IN US SENATE RACE Petersen joins nonpartisan coalition that includes Sen. Ted Cruz (TX), Rep. Jim Banks (IN-3), Rep. Warren Davidson (OH-8), and others. … Continue reading

Congress rushes to pass massive tax hike on future generations

Today, Congressional leadership agreed to a bipartisan budget deal that blasts through budget caps and could return the US to trillion-dollar deficits in short order. Fresh off of historic tax reform, Congress apparently seems content passing along a huge future … Continue reading

32 fiscally conservative organizations tell Congress: Don’t bring back earmarks!

Today, we were proud to join 31 other fiscally conservative organizations to send a resounding message to Congress: Don’t bring back earmarks. We were joined by the National Taxpayers Union, FreedomWorks, Americans for Prosperity, ALEC, Americans for Tax Reform, Heritage Action, … Continue reading