Two more pledge signers hail from Texas, running for Congress in the 2nd and 6th districts. Dan Crenshaw (TX-2) and Kevin Harrison (TX-6) have pledged not to vote for spending without offsets in the budget, and that they will only vote for budgets that lead to balance.
Lieutenant Commander Dan Crenshaw was a member of Seal Team Three and was deployed overseas five times. Additionally, he received two Bronze Stars (one with Valor), the Purple Heart, and the Navy Commendation Medal with Valor, among many other recognitions for his service. After signing, he told the Coalition, “It takes a real leader with integrity and courage to tackle the real drivers of the national debt: mandatory spending programs that include Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. It is time for common-sense solutions that reign in these programs so that our children don’t suffer the consequences.”
Mr. Harrison served as the lead pastor at Victorious Life Church in Waco for ten years, and in 2006, became the president and founder of West Coast Bible College and Seminary. Mr. Harrison has various proposals for addressing the debt including reducing spending off the top in every governmental agency by 10%-25% and capping discretionary spending. He also emphasizes overhauling Social Security and setting benchmarks for those receiving entitlements.
The 2018 elections are just around the corner. We, at the Coalition, hope to reach out to every elected official and candidate for office with the opportunity to go on the record and pledge to reduce spending. We commend these two and the others who have signed our pledge and are committed to fighting this uphill battle.
The Coalition to Reduce Spending is a non-partisan advocacy organization dedicated to limiting federal spending. The Reject the Debt spending pledge commits elected officials and candidates to (1) consider all spending open for reduction and vote only for budgets that present a path to balance and (2) vote against any appropriations bill that increases total spending and against the authorization or funding of new programs without offsetting cuts in other programs.