STATEMENT FROM ACU CHAIRMAN AL CARDENAS ON TODAY'S BUDGET AGREEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Below is a statement from American Conservative Union (ACU) Chairman Al Cardenas on today's budget agreement:
"Conservatives prefer a wiser approach to cost cutting than the Sequester but appreciate the beginning of a more disciplined approach to spending. The solution is not to walk away from progress and add over $60 billion in spending over the next two years. We are not impressed by the cost cutting gimmicks and urge Members of Congress to tell the Budget Conference to get back to work!"
Founded in 1964, the ACU represents the views of Americans who are concerned with economic growth through lower taxes and reduced government spending and the issues of liberty, personal responsibility, traditional values and national security. ACU first began rating members of Congress on key conservative voting issues in 1971, and since then their ratings system has become the most important conservative measuring stick in American politics.