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Published: August 6, 2013

Contact: Laura Rigas, (202) 347-9388, [email protected]

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin as a featured speaker at the 2013 regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in St. Louis, Missouri on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.

“A crowd favorite at CPAC 2013, we are very excited that Jenny Beth Martin is returning to the CPAC stage in St. Louis,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. “Jenny Beth and the...

The Honorable Steve Scalise

Chairman

House Republican Study Committee

2338 Rayburn Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

Dear Chairman Scalise:

On behalf of the American Conservative Union, I am pleased to support your amendment

to the REINS Act. As you state in the amendment, a carbon tax would greatly burden

consumers with higher energy prices and lead to lower economic growth and fewer jobs

for no good reason. We believe it is important the House go on record against this

regressive tax and urge a vote for your...

Published: August 1, 2013

Contact: Laura Rigas, (202) 347-9388, [email protected]

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) as a featured speaker at the 2013 regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in St. Louis, Missouri on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.

“I am pleased to welcome Senator Blunt to address his home state at CPAC St. Louis,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. “Senator Blunt has been a leading culture warrior, as...

July 31, 2013

Dear Member of Congress:

Sugar is the world’s most distorted commodity market.  More than 100 countries produce sugar and more than 100 countries subsidize its production, which exposes grocery shoppers and food makers to extreme price volatility.  Free-market reform is needed to bring more certainty and stability to the marketplace for consumers.

However, the United States alone cannot bring about such reform.  Heavily subsidized sugar exporters like Brazil, Thailand, Mexico, India, Guatemala, Colombia and Europe, which control about three-quarters of...

Published: July 30, 2013

Contact: Laura Rigas, (202) 347-9388, [email protected]

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced Texas Governor Rick Perry as a featured speaker at the 2013 regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in St. Louis, Missouri on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.

“I am pleased to welcome Texas Governor Rick Perry as a featured speaker for our 2013 regional CPAC in St. Louis,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. “Governor Perry has led his...

For Immediate Release: July 26, 2013

Contact: Laura Keehner Rigas, (202) 347-9388, [email protected]

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced its second annual ACU Ratings of the Colorado General Assembly, honoring the Centennial State’s true conservatives. The nation’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization began a new initiative to expand the highly touted ACU Congressional Ratings program to state legislatures, grading members on their votes on key conservative issues. The Colorado 2013 State...

Published: July 25, 2013

Contact: Laura Rigas, (202) 347-9388, [email protected]

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) as a featured speaker at the 2013 regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in St. Louis, Missouri on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.

“We are delighted to welcome Senator Lee as a featured speaker to our 2013 regional CPAC in St. Louis,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. “Senator Lee delivered a powerful speech during CPAC 2013...

Published: July 23, 2013

Contact: Laura Rigas, (202) 347-9388, [email protected]

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced Kansas Governor Sam Brownback as a featured speaker at the 2013 regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in St. Louis, Missouri on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.

“We are thrilled to welcome Governor Brownback as a featured speaker to our 2013 regional CPAC in St. Louis,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. “Governor Brownback is a strong...

Dear Senator,

On behalf of the American Conservative Union, I urge you to vote against cloture on the nomination of Fred Hochberg for another term as Chairman of the Export-Import Bank.  Despite the promises made at the time of the Bank’s reauthorization last year, Fred Hochberg has resisted every effort at reform and the Treasury Department has failed to fulfill the requirements of that authorization as well.

The agency’s own Inspector General has criticized the Export-Import’s Bank poor management and its concentration in airline subsidies, which have accounted for the vast...

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