AFP Announces Support for U.S. House of Representatives Policy Champions

Aug 30, 2018 by AFP

ARLINGTON, Va. – Americans for Prosperity today announced support for eight members of the U.S. House of Representatives for their active leadership on policies critical to removing barriers to opportunity and improving people’s lives: Rep. Rod Blum (IA-1), Rep. Dave Brat (VA-7), Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13), Rep. Steve Chabot (OH-1), Rep. Will Hurd (TX-23), Rep. Erik Paulsen (MN-3), Rep. Peter Roskam (IL-6), and David Young (IA-3). AFP will fully activate its grassroots infrastructure through phone banks and neighborhood canvassing, as well as deploy targeted digital, mail, and radio advertising.

Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips last month signaled the organization’s intention to raise the bar to find and support policy champions who have the courage to stand for principled positions, even when it’s not politically convenient to do so. Each of these House lawmakers have demonstrated strong leadership on a number of AFP’s top policy priorities, such as supporting sensible criminal justice reforms, expanding access to more affordable health care, restoring fiscal sanity to our budgets, eliminating burdensome regulations, standing up for free trade, driving a permanent solution for Dreamers, and getting our veterans the care they deserve.

AFP President Tim Phillips issued the following statement:

“While Americans for Prosperity is committed to opposing politicians who actively work to defeat good policies, we are proud to stand with lawmakers who champion legislation that helps improve people’s lives. The candidates we are supporting this fall have each been strong, principled leaders committed to removing barriers to opportunity in the federal government that are preventing people from realizing their full potential. As we work to build progress in Washington, we will continue our pursuit of policy majorities that will move our country in the right direction by supporting leaders like these.”

Rod Blum (IA-1)

Congressman Rod Blum has been a principled champion for Iowans by supporting tax and regulatory reforms that put money back into the pockets of hardworking Americans and allow people to improve their lives.

Dave Brat (VA-7)

Congressman Dave Brat has consistently voted to lower taxes and rein in Washington’s out-of-control spending that threatens to saddle future generations with trillions in debt. He has demonstrated strong leadership to remove regulatory barriers in order to help people improve their lives.

Ted Budd (NC-13)

Congressman Ted Budd has a strong track record when it comes to supporting policies that promote economic freedom and break down government barriers. He supported the landmark Tax Cut and Jobs Act that provided timely tax relief to hard working families, supported regulatory reform such as the 2018 reforms to Dodd-Frank, which removed unnecessary red tape for community banks, and supported common sense health care solutions like Right-to-Try legislation, and the Health Savings Account expansion package.

Steve Chabot (OH-1)

Congressman Steve Chabot is a proven advocate for taxpayers and has been a diligent leader for small businesses in Congress. As Chairman of the Small Business Committee, Rep. Chabot helped write the landmark legislation passed by Congress that is putting money back in the pockets of hard-working Americans, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Rep. Chabot has also been an outspoken advocate for free and open trade.

Will Hurd (TX-23)

Congressman Will Hurd has fought to reform America’s broken immigration system, lower taxes, reduce burdensome regulations and support free trade. He has also demonstrated a commitment to ensuring veterans receive the care they deserve.

Erik Paulsen (MN-3)

Congressman Erik Paulsen is a leading voice on immigration reform, is a champion for free trade and is committed to supporting policies that help our nation’s veterans . He has also supported crucial legislation that removes barriers to opportunity, such as the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act.

Peter Roskam (IL-6)

Congressman Peter Roskam has been a true leader for Illinois’ 6th congressional district, championing policies like the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. His leadership in the House was instrumental to bringing much-needed tax relief to hardworking Americans. Rep. Roskam is also a strong supporter of free speech, immigration reform, and free trade.

David Young (IA-3)

Congressman David Young has a strong record of voting to lower taxes and limit regulation. Young voted for tax reform that’s putting more money back in Iowan’s pockets and to remove burdensome regulations that were hurting Iowa’s small businesses.

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