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AFP-MN Launches Mail and Digital Campaign Thanking Rep. Emmer for Opposing Bad Budget Deal

Aug 29, 2019 by AFP

Grassroots group praises Rep. Emmer for standing up for fiscal responsibility 

ST. PAUL, MN – Americans for Prosperity-Minnesota (AFP-MN) today launched a new direct mail and digital effort thanking U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer for taking a principled stand for fiscal responsibility by voting against the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019.

This campaign comes as lawmakers are still home in their districts and preparing to return to Washington to work on the 12 annual must-pass appropriations bills. The direct mail and digital ads follow a month-long grassroots effort to visit district offices urging lawmakers to rein in spending and reject harmful policies like tax extenders and the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank.

View the Rep. Emmer direct mail here

View the Rep. Emmer digital ad here

AFP-Minnesota State Director Jason Flohrs issued the following statement:

“People are tired of Washington’s addiction to spending and Rep. Tom Emmer has demonstrated he is willing to buck the status quo to protect our country’s economic future. This campaign is helping amplify Minnesotans’ voices who support Rep. Emmer’s principled stand against reckless spending. We thank Rep. Emmer for standing up for fiscal responsibility and we urge him to continue standing up for his constituents and ensuring future generations are not burdened with this unsustainable debt.”

AFP opposed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 as it moved through Congress and urged President Trump to veto the measure in order to send Congress back to the drawing board. The deal raises spending levels by $320 billion and extends the debt limit until at least 2021, adding nearly $2 trillion to the national debt over the next 10 years. It puts the federal government on a path to see the “worst-case” scenario projected by the CBO.

The ad campaign will thank 24 other policy champions: Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Steve Daines (R-MT), Corey Gardner (R-CO), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Mike Lee (R-UT), Rand Paul (R-KY), Thom Thillis (R-NC), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Representatives Ted Budd (R-NC), Darin LaHood (R-IL), Steve Chabot (R-OH), Warren Davidson (R-OH), George Holding (R-NC), Jim Jordan (R-OH), Mark Meadows (R-NC), Greg Steube (R-FL), Scott Tipton (R-CO), Joe Cunningham (D-SC), Ron Kind (D-WI), Ben McAdams (D-UT), Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), and Josh Harder (D-CA).


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