Conservatives Reject Congress’ Pork-Ridden “Relief”

December 23, 2020
Washington, DC

Conservative leaders urge President Trump to veto Congress’ $1.4 trillion 5,593-page attempt to combine COVID relief with government spending legislation.

With only six hours from release of the text to voting, not a single Member of Congress or Senator could have read the bill in its entirety. Eleventh-hour, pork-laden bills have become par for the course for a legislative branch that has grown accustomed to abdicating its responsibility.

Americans deserve to be able to work, open their businesses, and an appropriations process that benefits the country, rather than enriching K Street lobbyists. Congress should do better.

We stand with the conservative Members of Congress urging the president to veto this spending legislation, and ask him to do the same.

The Honorable Edwin Meese III
Attorney General
President Ronald Reagan (1985-1988)
Alfred S. Regnery
Chairman, Conservative Action Project
President, Republic Book Publishers
The Honorable David McIntosh
President
Club for Growth
Scott T. Parkinson
VP for Government Affairs
Club for Growth
The Honorable T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.
Chief Domestic Advisor
President Ronald Reagan (1987-1988)
Jenny Beth Martin
Chairman
Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund
The Honorable Jim DeMint
Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute
Member, US Senate (SC 2005-2013)
Ed Corrigan
Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project
President & CEO, Conservative Partnership Institute
Kelly J. Shackelford, Esq.
Chairman, CNP Action, Inc.
President and CEO, First Liberty Institute
Wesley Denton
Chief Operating Officer
Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI)
Rachel Bovard
Senior Director of Policy
Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI)
Mary Vought
Executive Director
Senate Conservatives Fund
Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin (Ret.)
Executive Vice President
Family Research Council
Thomas Fitton
President
Judicial Watch, Inc.
Christopher Malagisi
Executive Director of Outreach
Hillsdale College
The Honorable Bob McEwen
U.S. House of Representatives
Former Member, Ohio
Lisa B. Nelson
Chief Executive Officer
American Legislative Exchange Council
David Bozell
President
ForAmerica
The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop
White House Advisor
President Ronald Reagan (1981-1985)
The Honorable Donald Paul Hodel
U.S. Secretary of Energy (1982-1985)
U.S. Secretary of Interior (1985-1989)
The Honorable Morton C. Blackwell
President
The Leadership Institute
The Honorable Tony Perkins
President
Family Research Council
L. Brent Bozell, III
Founder and President
Media Research Center
The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell
Chairman
Constitutional Congress, Inc.
William L. Walton
President
Council for National Policy
Myron Ebell
Director, Center for Energy and Environment
Competitive Enterprise Institute

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