ARLINGTON, Va.- Americans for Prosperity’s “November Speaks” event today, November 15, featured Sen. Jim DeMint, Reps. Michele Bachmann and Mike Pence, along with Congressmen-elect Frank Guinta (NH), Morgan Griffith (VA), Jeff Denham (CA), and Bob Gibbs (OH). Hundreds of AFP activists traveled to our nation’s capital to send a message to Congress on earmarks, spending, and the “Lame Duck” session.
Tomorrow’s vote in the Senate Republican Conference will be Republicans’ first chance to show that they’re serious about reining in waste by placing a ban on all earmarks. In a show of support for the earmarks resolution, extending all current tax rates, and stopping an omnibus spending bill, Americans for Prosperity, Sen. DeMint, Reps. Michele Bachmann and Mike Pence, and several newly elected Congressmen addressed a group of grassroots activists on the lawn of the Capitol.
Following the event, Tim Phillips, president of Americans for Prosperity, said the following:
“After today’s event, there should be no doubt about the direction that Americans want to see their elected officials take the country. Now that Sen. Mitch McConnell has come to his senses and decided to support the earmark moratorium, Senate Republicans appear poised to listen to the American people and end earmarking. Earmarks are an important symbol of waste and special interest influence. With those out of the way, we can get to work on the key lame duck fights: preventing tax increases, stopping an omnibus spending bill, and preparing for the difficult work next year of repealing Obamacare and overturning the rest of the big government agenda that has been forced on America for the last two years.”
Photos from today’s event can be viewed here: http://www.americansforprosperity.com/111510-november-speaks-rally-stop-…