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Saturday
Aug022014

ALG - Border supplemental fails to stop Obama executive amnesty 

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August 1, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement urging rejection of H.R. 5230 as modified, the $694 million border supplemental that does not include the riders necessary to block more executive actions from the Obama administration to grant amnesty: 

"House leadership is once again pushing its border supplemental through without including the necessary riders that will stop the White House from taking more arbitrary executive actions that might suspend deportations, grant legal status to millions presently here illegally, excuse visa overstays, or even grant refugee status. This is a missed opportunity to fully deal with the problems on the border and in our local communities.  And fails to address the root cause of the current crisis: Obama's flagrant disregard for the rule of law." 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/border-supplemental-fails-to-stop-obama-executive-amnesty/

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

Wednesday
Jul162014

ALG - House must defund HUD racial housing quotas in $3.7 billion emergency illegal immigration supplemental 

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July 15, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement urging the House of Representatives to attach an amendment to Obama's $3.7 billion emergency immigration supplemental again defunding a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulation, "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing" that the National Council of La Raza favors as helping those who "fear of deportation":

 

"Starting in October, the Obama administration will be conditioning eligibility for community development block grants on redrawing municipal zoning maps along racial and income boundaries. Now, we know that La Raza believes HUD implementation of this racial rezoning rule will benefit those who 'have cited fear of deportation'—meaning the rule will be used to move millions of illegal immigrants into communities across America.  

 

"Not one penny should be spent by HUD resettling millions of noncitizens in local communities under the guise of 'affordable' housing—the federal government has absolutely zero role in local zoning decisions.

 

"Now is the time for the House to act again in defunding HUD's racial rezoning rule in the $3.7 billion emergency supplemental that Obama has requested to pay for current border operations. Although the House of Representatives has already acted, passing an amendment to the Transportation and HUD appropriations bill by Representative Paul Gosar to defund the regulation, acting now on this emergency legislation will ensure a full and complete discussion of this issue in the Senate."

 

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"Obama's not-so-secret HUD plan to resettle millions of illegal immigrants in your community," by Americans for Limited Government senior editor Robert Romano, July 15, 2014 at http://netrightdaily.com/2014/07/obamas-secret-hud-plan-resettle-millions-illegal-immigrants-community/

 

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

Saturday
Jun142014

ALG - Raul Labrador enters House Majority Leader race, ALG comments 

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June 13, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement praising Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) for entering the race for House Majority Leader that will take place next week:

 

"Idaho Republican Raul Labrador's entrance into the race for Majority Leader of the House of Representatives provides House Republicans with a unique opportunity to decide the direction they wish to take over the next six months. 

 

"Republicans across the nation should be heartened by Labrador's bold decision.  A competitive battle of ideas between current Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy and the Idaho congressman will hopefully invigorate the Conference, serving as the stimulus in the fight for limiting government. 

 

"Americans for Limited Government praises Labrador's decision to engage all House Republicans in a debate about the ideas that should direct them over the remainder of the 113th Congress.  The entire nation will hopefully benefit from this soul searching decision about who should be Majority Leader for the rest of the year."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/raul-labrador-enters-house-majority-leader-race-alg-comments/

 

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Rep. Labrador announced his decision saying, "Republicans need to address the growing challenges of immobility amongst the poor, insecurity in the middle class and stop protecting the special interests at the top.  We must ensure every American has an equal opportunity to succeed, that they are treated fairly not only by the laws we pass in Congress, but by our political system. We must restore the proper role of government to create space for free markets and civil society to prosper and flourish.  And we have to unify the country around the values we share, the ideas we all support, and solutions we can agree on. President Obama and the Democrats have had their chance and they have failed. Republicans must be willing to take these challenges head on with new leadership, fresh ideas, and a different approach. I am running for Majority Leader because I want to help create a vision of growth and opportunity for everyone and start getting to work for the American people."

 

Interview Availability: Please contact Americans for Limited Government at (202)744-4427 or at media@limitgov.org to arrange an interview with ALG experts including ALG President Nathan Mehrens.

 

 

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

Saturday
May312014

ALG - House Votes to Defund Obama Internet Giveaway

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May 30, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement in response to Rep. Sean Duffy's (WI-7) Amendment to CJS Appropriations to Prohibit the Relinquishment of Internet Responsibilities passing the House of Representatives with 219 votes:

"I applaud each of the 219 House members who stood up to pressure from international interests to defund all efforts from the Obama administration to give away control of the internet. This example of the House of Representatives utilizing the power of the purse to reign in the out-of-control Obama administration sets an important precedent for the next three years.

"We call on Speaker Boehner to hold firm on the House's commitment to defund the Obama internet giveaway to unknown, unaccountable international stakeholders when he negotiates the final funding package for the Commerce Department with the United States Senate. Of particular note is the incredible courage and foresight of Representative Sean Duffy who took on this seemingly impossible task and led it to victory."

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

Tuesday
Mar182014

Guinta For Congress - Granite Staters Flocking to Guinta's Candidacy

The March Continues

Frank Guinta’s March of Endorsements continues today with yet another release of activists, elected officials, and current and former town party chairs.

Frank Guinta released the following statement:

“I am honored to receive the support of those listed here. They exemplify New Hampshire’s storied commitment and tradition of public service; a legacy in which time spent in service to others is honored. In the coming weeks and months, I look forward to continued travel around the district, discussing with Granite Staters their concerns and solutions to the problems affecting us at home, around the country, and abroad.”

Fred Leonard, Fmr. State Rep. and Mayoral Candidate, Rochester
Frank DePeters, Republican Committee Chairman, Hampton Falls
Frank Ferraro, Fmr. Selectman, and State Rep. Candidate, Exeter
Sally Staude, Delegate, Newington
John Lyons, State Board of Education Chair, Portsmouth
Ray White, Fmr. State Senator, Bedford
Andy Crews, President and CEO of AutoFair, Bedford
Paul Chevalier, VFW National Legislative Committee
Carlos Gonzalez, Fmr. State Rep., and Mayoral Candidate, Manchester
Phyllis Katsiakores, Fmr. State Rep, and Town Councilor, Derry
Louis Burnelle, Fire Chief, Sandwich
James Hidden, Selectman, Tamworth
Andrew Houle, Vice-Chair Planning Board, Barnstead
Roland Maheu, Fmr. City Councilor, Ward 6, Laconia
Fred Wells, Budget Committee Member, Belmont
Joe Fleck, Fmr. State Rep., Wakefield
Valerie Fraser, Selectman, New Hampton
Beverly Bruce,Tuftonboro
Nick Mignanelli, Delegate, Campton
Betsy Sanders, State Rep., Danville
Kathleen Hoelzel, State Rep., Raymond
Ken Christiansen,Selectman,
Brentwood
Aaron Blake, Selectman, Eaton
Michael Beaulieu,Selectman, Milton
Brian Stucker, Fmr. Town GOP Chair, Nottingham