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President Trump's Letter to Speaker Pelosi

Posted January 18, 2019

Pelosi vs. Trump

SPEAKER PELOSI TO PRESIDENT TRUMP: PUT OFF STATE OF UNION SPEECH

PRESIDENT TRUMP TO SPEAKER PELOSI: NO GOVERNMENT PLANE FOR FOREIGN TRIP, STAY HOME & NEGOTIATE (President Trump's Letter below)

President Trump has told Speaker Nancy Pelosi that walls do work and that America must secure its southern border. It's time for her to seriously negotiate to provide Americans security and to end the shutdown, not the time for foreign trips.

Below is the actual text of President Trump's letter to Speaker Pelosi.

Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed. We will reschedule this seven-day excursion when the Shutdown is over. In light of the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay, I am sure you would agree that postponing this public relations event is totally appropriate. I also feel that, during this period, it would be better if you were in Washington negotiating with me and joining the Strong Border Security movement to end the Shutdown. Obviously, if you would like to make your journey by flying commercial, that would certainly be your prerogative.

I look forward to seeing you soon and even more forward to watching our open and dangerous Southern Border finally receive the attention, funding, and security it so desperately deserves!

Sincerely,

Donald J. Trump

Posted January 18, 2019

Trump Administration Regulatory Reforms Saved $23 Billion in Fiscal Year 2018

The Office of Management and Budget announced that in the last year, the Trump Administration's regulatory reform efforts have led to a total of $23 billion in cost savings.

Overall findings from OMB's Fall 2018 Unified Agenda:

  • In FY 2018, the Trump Administration saved a net $23 billion in regulatory costs.
  • In the same period, the Trump Administration eliminated 12 regulations for every 1 new significant regulation passed.
    • By contrast, the Obama Administration imposed a net $245 billion in regulatory costs during the same time period.
    • In the last year, the Trump Administration eliminated 176 outdated, unnecessary, or duplicative regulatory actions.
  • Since President Trump took office, the Administration has provided $33 billion in net regulatory savings.

Under President Trump's leadership, the Administration has revived the American economy by getting rid of unnecessary, outdated, and duplicative regulatory burdens. Today, the President will meet with American workers from various industries to discuss the Administration's deregulation initiatives that have benefited them and the ongoing efforts to ensure Americans across the country live more prosperous lives.

Details follow:

President Trump Is Following Through On His Promise To Cut Burdensome Red Tape And Unleash The American Economy

"An ever-growing maze of regulations, rules, restrictions has cost our country trillions and trillions of dollars, millions of jobs, countless American factories, and devastated many industries." - President Donald J. Trump

ENDING OVERREGULATION: President Donald J. Trump is delivering on his promise to get rid of unnecessary, outdated, and duplicative regulations.

  • The Trump Administration is releasing findings that show the President's regulatory reform efforts saved American families and business owners $23 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2018.

o This progress builds on the Administration's significant regulatory reforms in FY 2017.

  • President Trump's historic regulatory reform is a complete change in direction, with Americans actually seeing an overall decrease in regulatory burdens.
  • The Administration issued 176 deregulatory actions last year, eliminating 12 regulations for every new one according to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA).

o The President has again exceeded his pledge to cut two regulations across the year for every new one.

  • Since taking office, President Trump's efforts have achieved $33 billion in regulatory savings.

o In a stark contrast, President Obama imposed $245 billion in burdensome regulatory costs on the American people in his first 21 months in office.

  • Businesses are finally being freed of Washington's overreach and the American economy is flourishing as a result.

REAL RESULTS: President Trump's efforts to cut burdensome and unnecessary red tape are bringing real change and delivering real results for Americans.

  • The Department of Labor made it easier for small businesses to provide better health insurance to their employees through association health plans.
  • The Department of Veterans Affairs greatly expanded veterans' ability to use telehealth services, giving them access to state-of-the-art healthcare everywhere.
  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has taken action to free our fishermen from burdensome red tape while also promoting responsible fishing practices.

o For instance, areas off the coast of New England have been opened to commercial sea scallop harvesting for the first time in years, netting an economic benefit of $654 million.

  • The Department of Health and Human Services reduced paperwork for nursing facilities, inpatient hospitals, and home health providers, saving $8.2 billion in regulatory costs.

DEREGULATION WILL CONTINUE: The Trump Administration will continue its bold reforms to roll back burdensome red tape in FY 2019.

  • President Trump's regulatory reform efforts are accelerating, and we will continue to take a responsible approach to addressing overly burdensome regulations in FY 2019.
  • The Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have proposed amendments to existing Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards.

o These amendments could save up to $340 billion over the lifetime of new vehicles.

  • The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers have proposed new rulemakings that would reassess the Obama Administration's burdensome "Waters of the United States" rule.
  • EPA has proposed the Affordable Clean Energy rule, which would replace the 2015 Clean Power Plan (CPP).

o In some scenarios, avoided compliances costs total $6.4 billion compared to the CPP.

Posted October 18, 2018

Conservative Leaders Support Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

A group of more than 100 conservative leaders including Ron Pearson of Conservative Victory Fund signed a memo in support of the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. The text follows:

July 18, 2018
Washington, DC

We strongly endorse the nomination of the Honorable Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States and urge the Senate to confirm him with haste.

Conservatives believe the United States Constitution is the ultimate authority for the interpretation of American law. Conservatives therefore enthusiastically agreed with the commitment by candidate Trump, and now-President Trump, that appointees to the Supreme Court of the United States should be committed to applying the Constitution to cases that come before the Court.

By nominating Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, President Trump chose a candidate whose attributes have been described as "very much in the mold of Justice Scalia," who was committed to applying and interpreting the Constitution as written.

Throughout his career on the bench, Judge Kavanaugh's opinions have reflected thoughtful, precise and clear language in support of the original intent of the Constitution, the separation of powers, federalism, religious freedom, political speech rights guaranteed by the First Amendment, and constitutional limitations on the expansion of the administrative state.

Judge Kavanaugh clearly set forth his judicial philosophy when he wrote, "The judge's job is to interpret the law, not to make the law or make policy. So read the words of the statute as written. Read the text of the Constitution as written, mindful of history and tradition. Don't make up new constitutional rights that are not in the text of the Constitution. Don't shy away from enforcing constitutional rights that are in the text of the Constitution."

Judge Kavanaugh's credentials are impeccable and rival those of sitting justices - a degree from Yale Law School; clerkships with three federal judges; twelve years as a sitting Federal Court of Appeals Judge, and time spent in other significant roles of public service. He is certainly qualified.

The United States Senate should carry out its Constitutional role in a timely manner. President Trump's nominee merits the timely advice and consent of the Senate so that the Supreme Court will have a full complement of nine sitting justices when the next term of the Court begins on October 1, 2018.

Posted August 07, 2018

CVF-Backed Candidates Winning Primaries

Many primaries for the U.S. Congress have already taken place. Several states are still having their primaries like Minnesota, Arizona, New Hampshire, and Wisconsin.

CVF supported solid conservative open seat candidates and incumbents in primaries across the country. Among primaries that CVF-backed candidates won are the following:

Michael Cloud, TX-27 (Open seat and special election due to resignation of incumbent)

Russ Fulcher, ID-1 (Open seat due to incumbent Raul Labrador running for Governor)

Greg Pence, IN-6 (Open seat due to incumbent Luke Messer ran in primary for U.S. Senate. Greg is also the brother of Vice President Mike Pence who was supported by CVF in each of his Congressional elections and is a good friend of CVF)

Dana Rohrabacher, CA-48 (Incumbent who had to run in the California "jungle" primary where all candidates who seek the office run against each other and the top two vote getters face each other in the November election)

Chip Roy, TX-21 (Open seat due to Lamar Smith's retirement)

Jay Webber, NJ-11 (Open seat due to incumbent Rodney Frelinghuysen's retirement)

Posted July 26, 2018
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