Conservatives Applaud President Trump’s Proposed Spending Cuts

February 27, 2020
Washington, DC

Conservatives commend President Trump for including trillions of dollars in taxpayer savings and reforms in his budget. President Trump has offered a budgetary framework that would continue the economic success of his first term that is decreasing government dependence throughout America and resulting in record-low unemployment levels.

Although the 2020 budget calls for a record $4.6 trillion in deficit reductions, we know there is more government fat to cut so that fiscal discipline is restored in government. By proposing work requirements on anti-poverty welfare benefit programs like food stamps and Medicaid, President Trump’s vision will restore the dignity of work that was shamed by President Obama. We call on Congress to enact these commonsense policies that expand economic opportunity and self-sufficiency.

Overall, the President’s budget proposes more taxpayer savings than any other Administration in history. Specifically, the budget helps drain the DC swamp by making historic cuts to non-defense discretionary spending. This includes a 26% cut to EPA, a 21% cut to foreign aid, and eliminates numerous duplicative government agencies. President Trump’s budget also contains a first-of-its-kind section on stopping wasteful and unnecessary spending, including policy proposals to improve payment accuracy and eliminate wasteful spending in mandatory programs.

The budget maintains military readiness and continues to protect Americans with a robust national defense. It funds the continued construction of the border wall, furthers pro-life priorities while seeking to fully defund Planned Parenthood, makes the historic Trump tax cuts permanent, and continues pro-growth policies that get people off of government dependence.

While President Trump is willing to make tough decisions in his budget, we urge him to prioritize cutting the trillion-dollar deficit in 2020. Congress has embarked on a spending binge and irresponsibility mismanaged the taxpayers’ money. Conservatives vehemently opposed the reckless spending bill in 2019 that blew past budget caps. When Congress writes the spending bills later this year, it should follow President Trump’s lead and make significant spending cuts so that a fiscal crisis is averted.

Conservatives continue to urge President Trump to prioritize fiscal discipline during his presidency, and we call on him to veto any spending bill that does not adhere to the spending levels of his budget.

Alfred S. Regnery
Chairman, Conservative Action Project
Chairman, Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund
The Honorable Jim DeMint
Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute
Member, US Senate (SC 2005-2013)
Ed Corrigan
Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project
Executive Director, Conservative Partnership Institute
Rachel Bovard
Senior Director of Policy
Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI)
The Honorable David McIntosh
Club for Growth
Scott T. Parkinson
VP for Government Affairs
Club for Growth
Myron Ebell
Director, Center for Energy and Environment
Competitive Enterprise Institute
The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop
White House Advisor
President Ronald Reagan (1981-1985)
Mary Vought
Executive Director
Senate Conservatives Fund
Cleta Mitchell, Esq.
Foley & Lardner LLP
Tom McClusky
March for Life Action
The Honorable Colin A. Hanna
Let Freedom Ring, Inc.
Noah Wall
Vice President of Advocacy
Kelly J. Shackelford, Esq.
Chairman, CNP Action, Inc.
President and CEO, First Liberty Institute
The Honorable Matt Schlapp
American Conservative Union (ACU)
Jessica Anderson
Vice President
Heritage Action for America
David Bozell
The Honorable T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.
Chief Domestic Advisor
President Ronald Reagan (1987-1988)
The Honorable Donald Paul Hodel
U.S. Secretary of Energy (1982-1985)
U.S. Secretary of Interior (1985-1989)
The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell
Constitutional Congress, Inc.
Christopher Malagisi
Executive Director of Outreach
Hillsdale College
Jenny Beth Martin
Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund
The Honorable Tony Perkins
Family Research Council
Penny Y. Nance
President & CEO
Concerned Women for America
William L. Walton
Council for National Policy
Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin (Ret.)
Executive Vice President
Family Research Council
Charlie Copeland
Intercollegiate Studies Institute
Alan E. Sears
Alliance Defending Freedom
David N. Bossie
Citizens United
The Honorable James C. Miller III
Budget Director for President Reagan, 1985-1989
Dr. John C. Eastman
Salvatori Professor, Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Senior Fellow, The Claremont Institute
L. Brent Bozell, III
Founder and President
Media Research Center
Steven J. Buri
Discovery Institute
David Williams
Taxpayers Protection Alliance
Judson Phillips
Tea Party Nation
Richard H. Wright
Paavo Ensio
Universal Minerals Group
Dr. Rick Scarborough
Recover America Now
Khadine Ritter
Eagle Forum of Ohio
Richard D. Hayes
Hayes Berry White & Vanzant LLP
Seton Motley
Less Government
Senator Jason Rapert
National Association of Christian Lawmakers
The Honorable George K. Rasley Jr.
Managing Editor
Marc Little
Center for Urban Renewal and Education
William W. Pascoe, III
Board Member
Tea Party Patriots Action
Randy M. Long
Long Business Advisors, LLC
Dr. Allen Unruh
National Abstinence Clearinghouse
The Honorable Peter Thomas
The Conservative Caucus
The Honorable Charles J. Cooper
Assistant Attorney General, President Ronald Reagan
Cooper & Kirk, PLLC
William Shaker
Washington Marketing Group
Roxanne Phillips
Member, Executive Committee
Council for National Policy
Glenn Preston Story
Co-founder & President
Patriot Mobile
Ed Martin
Phyllis Schlafly Eagles
Rebekah Gantner
Executive Director
Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund
Amapola Hansberger
Legal Immigrants for America
Robert K. Fischer
Meeting Coordinator
Conservatives of Faith
The Honorable Gary L. Bauer
American Values
Jim Martin
60 Plus Association
The Honorable Tom DeLay
Former Majority Leader
U.S. House of Representatives
Saul Anuzis
60 Plus Association
Dr. Richard Rounsavelle
Media Research Center
Floyd Brown
America Fighting Back PAC
Joan Holt Lindsey
Lindsey Communications
Elaine Donnelly
Center for Military Readiness
Tim Macy
Gun Owners of America
Allen Hebert
American-Chinese Fellowship of Houston
Kay R. Daly
Coalition for a Fair Judiciary
Lewis K. Uhler
Founder and President
National Tax Limitation
Jim Backlin
Vice President of Legislative Affairs
Christian Coalition of America
Sean Noble
American Encore
The Honorable Mike Hill
Florida State House
Dr. Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D.
Founder and CEO
Joseph G Yocca
Executive Director
National Tax Limitation Committee
Kelly Kullberg
Adviser and Spokesperson
American Association of Evangelicals (AAE)
David Kullberg
Executive Director
Christians for A Sustainable Economy (CASE)
E.C. Sykes
General Partner
Aslan Ventures
Kevin Freeman
NSIC Institute
Sal Russo
Co-Founder and Chief Strategist
Tea Party Express
Rob Gluskin
Managing Partner
Gluskin Investment Partners
Melissa Kaye Ortiz
Bishop E.W. Jackson Sr.
STAND Foundation, Inc.

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