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Americans for Prosperity Press Release

AFP, LIBRE Applaud President Trump for Rejecting State Bailouts

May 21, 2020 by AFP

LIBRE President Discusses severity of bailouts with President Trump

Arlington, Va. – Yesterday, President Trump held a call with Hispanic Community Leaders on the latest COVID-19 news – including details on legislation moving through Congress.

Daniel Garza, President of The LIBRE Initiative, a sister organization of Americans for Prosperity, shared our concerns on irresponsible state bailouts with President Trump. In response, the president shared similar concerns and said “we’re not looking to bail out states that have been run horribly for 30 years.” Watch a clip of the conversation here.

Tim Phillips, President of Americans For Prosperity, and Daniel Garza, President of The LIBRE Initiative, released the following statements on the president’s response:

Tim Phillips said:

“President Trump recognizes that the last thing Americans need right now is trillions in additional spending that would only bail out irresponsible policymaking that existed long before this crisis. We look forward to working with President Trump to help spur recovery by clearing the way for people to get back to work safely and responsibly and creating an economy that works for all.”

Daniel Garza said:

“We applaud President Trump for seeing state bailouts for what they really are: an excuse to fund a partisan wish list and cover the irresponsible fiscal decisions made by states prior to the pandemic. Passing this bailout would be unfair to hardworking Hispanics – and all Americans – who would be on the hook to pay for this outrageous spending. We continue to stand ready to work with the president and lawmakers to ensure that we reject bad policy and support true solutions.”

ICYMI: Watch President Trump, Daniel Garza
Discuss Irresponsible State Bailouts