Call to Action: Characteristics of the Next Speaker of the House
Members of the Republican Conference in the House are expected to meet at 5pm EDT on Tuesday, September 29th to discuss the next steps in the quest for a new Speaker. Find your Member of Congress and call them to tell them what you expect to see in a new Speaker. Then call the following list and tell them what you expect to see from a new Speaker and leadership in general. Some characteristics of a new speaker are listed below.
Who to Call:
- Find your Representative
- Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (announced bid for Speakership)
- Daniel Webster (announced bid Speakership)
- Majority Whip Steve Scalise (said to be considering run for Majority Leader)
- Tom Price (announced bid for Majority Leader)
- Patrick McHenry (said to be considering run for Majority Whip)
- Dennis Ross (seeking Majority Whip)
- Markwayne Mullin (said to be considering run for Majority Whip)
- Pete Sessions (said to be considering run for Majority Whip)
- Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (considered a bid for Majority Leader, has announced she will not run, but should still be contacted as a key member of the current leadership)
Any candidate for Speaker of the House must have:
- The ability to articulate free market economic principles and why we must grow our economy.
- A willingness to stand and fight for the Tea Party Patriots’ core principles of personal freedom, economic freedom, and a debt free future with the same determination that President Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi have fought for their principles.
- The ability to build coalitions of Republican votes to pass fiscally responsible legislation.
- The ability to understand the limited and restrained role of the federal government as outlined in the Constitution and a demonstrated willingness to stand by that time-tested principle.
- The willingness to allow Conservatives a seat at the table by returning to regular order and allowing amendments through the committee process as well as allowing Conservatives to hold important positions (including chairmanships) on key House committees.
ICYMI: On Friday, Speaker John Boehner finally threw in the towel. After years of grassroots pressure for the House of Representatives to change their leadership, he finally reached his breaking point and announced he will be stepping down at the end of October. Don’t let the media and the Washington elites tell you that you didn’t play a role in this. This is a major win for you and it’s a major win for the Tea Party movement! Read more >