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September 11, 2018
Washington, DC

As the House of Representatives considers candidates for new leadership, we urge Members of Congress to select a Speaker who is committed to fighting for the conservative policy promises included in the Republican platform and who will upend business as usual in Washington. Such a Speaker must come from outside the current leadership if true change in Washington is to be achieved and believed in by the conservative grassroots.

Since taking over unified control of the government, the Republican congressional leadership has distinguished itself with skyrocketing spending, a lackluster agenda, and a failure to keep promises, such as repealing Obamacare, defunding Planned Parenthood and securing the border.

The next Speaker must be committed to keeping these promises with meaningful votes and policy changes, rather than empty rhetoric and holding votes that are simply for show. He or she must enact procedural and transparency reforms within the caucus: open amendment opportunities, no more retaliation against members standing up for conservative principles, financial support for candidates without discrimination against conservatives, and assurances that conservatives will play a significant role in overall committee assignments.

The new Speaker must also have the ability to stand up to a Senate unwilling to do its work, and be able to work with all members of the GOP conference and the White House while constructively and publicly opposing House Democrats in the public battle for the hearts and minds of all Americans.

The selection of a new Speaker will speak volumes about Republicans priorities during the remainder of President Trump’s time in office. We urge Republican Members to select a leader who will break the status quo, and lead the People’s House toward conservative policy ends.


The Honorable Edwin Meese III
Former Attorney General
President Ronald Reagan
Alfred S. Regnery
Chairman, Conservative Action Project
Chairman, Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund
Adam Brandon
President
FreedomWorks
Diana Banister
President and Partner
Shirley & Banister Public Affairs
Cleta Mitchell, Esq.
Partner
Foley & Lardner LLP
The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop
Former White House Advisor
President Ronald Reagan
Rachel Bovard
Former Policy Director
Senate Steering Committee
The Honorable Jim DeMint
United States Senate
Former Member, South Carolina
Ed Corrigan
Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project
Former Executive Director, Senate Steering Committee
Wesley Denton
Former Communications Director
Senator Jim DeMint (SC)
The Honorable Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II
President
Senate Conservatives Fund
The Honorable T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.
Former Chief Domestic Advisor
President Ronald Reagan
The Honorable Colin A. Hanna
President
Let Freedom Ring, Inc.
Jenny Beth Martin
Chairman
Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund
David Bozell
President
ForAmerica
The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell
Chairman
Constitutional Congress, Inc.
The Honorable Bob McEwen
U.S. House of Representatives
Former Member, Ohio
L. Brent Bozell, III
Founder and President
Media Research Center
The Honorable Donald Hodel
Former Sec. of Energy, Sec. of Interior
Retired Energy-consulting Executive
Floyd G. Brown
Chairman
Western Center for Journalism
Ron Robinson
President
Young America’s Foundation
The Honorable Mica Mosbacher
Author
Mosbacher Interests
Mat Staver
Chairman
Liberty Counsel Action
The Honorable Morton Blackwell
Chairman
The Weyrich Lunch
Rebecca Hagelin
Secretary
Council for National Policy
George Landrith
President
Frontiers of Freedom
Janice Shaw Crouse, PhD
Chair
Institute on Religion and Democracy
Tim Wildmon
President
American Family Association
Roxanne Phillips
Member, Executive Committee
Council for National Policy
Charlie Copeland
President
Intercollegiate Studies Institute
The Honorable Belden Bell
CoChair Legacy Society
The Heritage Foundation
Rod D. Martin
Founder and CEO
The Martin Organization, Inc.
Sherri R. Martin
Executive Vice President
The Martin Organization, Inc.
Haley E. Martin
President
The Martin Foundation
Shawn A. Mitchell
Former National Chaplain
National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NFRA)
Jerry Melvin
Former Dean
Florida House of Representatives
Evelio Silvera
Campaign for the American Future
Judson Phillips
Founder
Tea Party Nation
Jack Park
Conservative Activist and Donor
William W. Pascoe, III
Board Member
Tea Party Patriots Action
Kelly Monroe Kullberg
Founder
FriendsoftheFreedomCaucus.com
George Rasley
Managing Editor
ConservativeHQ.com
Allen Hebert
Chairman
American-Chinese Fellowship of Houston
Jeremy Cerone
CEO
EliteSafe Inc.
Kay Daly
President
Coalition for a Fair Judiciary
Bob Adams
President
Revive America PAC
Mark Fitzgibbons
President of Corporate Affairs
American Target Advertising
Dr. Virginia Armstrong
National Court Watch Chairman
Eagle Forum
Ralph Benko
Columnist
Dr. Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D.
Founder and CEO
CorsiNation.com
Ellen Grigsby
Director of Institutional Partnerships
Open Doors USA
J. Christian Adams
President
Public Interest Legal Foundation
Reverend Gregory Quinlan
President
Center for Garden State Families
Richard Wright
CEO
AAndrews Group
Joan Holt Lindsey
President
Lindsey Communications
Willes K. Lee
President
National Federation of Republican Assemblies
Susan A. Carleson
Chairman/CEO
American Civil Rights Union
Elaine Donnelly
President
Center for Military Readiness
Richard D. Hayes
Partner
Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, LLP
John F. Tate
President
America’s Liberty PAC
Joe R. Calvert
President
Rabon-Calvert Interests
Lisa Calvert
Christian Speaker and Bible Teacher
Rabon-Calvert Interests
Caroline C. Lewis
Owner
Percipio Communications
Robert K. Fischer
Meeting Coordinator
Conservatives of Faith
The Honorable Mike Hill
Former Member
Florida State Representative
The Honorable Michael R. Long
State Chairman
NYS Conservative Party
Col. Francis X. De Luca USMCR(Ret)
President Emeritus
Civitas Institute
Reverend Bill Owens
Founder and President
Coalition of African American Pastors
Brian S. Brown
President
National Organization for Marriage
Khadine Ritter
President
Eagle Forum of Ohio
Ron Pearson
Director
Conservative Victory Fund
Tom McCabe
CEO
McCabe Partners, LLC
Matthew Tyrmand
Principal
Matthew Tyrmand LLC
Barry Meguiar
President
Revival Outside the Walls
Sandy Rios
Director of Governmental Affairs
American Family Association
Roy S. Moore
President
Foundation for Moral Law
Tim LeFever
Chairman
Capitol Resource Institute
Alexander Meluskey
Chairman
American Sovereignty PAC
Mark Bloom
Business Owner
Tekgeologic, LLC
William H. Shaker
CEO
Washington Marketing Group
Donna Hearne
CEO
Constitutional Coalition
C. Preston Noell III
President
Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.
Marcia G. Taylor
CEO
Bennett Int. Group, LLC
Amapola Hansberger
President
Legal Immigrants For America
Jim Clymer
Former National Chairman
Constitution Party National Committee
Peggy Dau
Political Activist for persecuted Christians
Iran Alive
William Mills
President
MPW Properties
Benjamin Bull
Executive Director of Advocacy, Washington, DC
First Liberty Institute
Amb. Henry F. Cooper
President Reagan’s Chief Defense and Space Negotiator
Former SDI Director
Frank J. Gaffney
President & CEO
Center for Security Policy
Larry Cirignano
DC Representative
Children First Foundation
Melvin Adams
Past President
Renewanation
Richard A. Viguerie
Chairman
ConservativeHQ.com

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