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Released: June 24, 2013

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

Washington, D.C. – Today conservative leaders announced their support for the Hoeven/Corker Amendment in the Senate and urge all conservative Senators to vote for the passage of this amendment today.

“We are a group of organizations advocating fiscal and social conservative ideals. We strongly believe that meaningful immigration reform is a priority and that all Americans will benefit from its passage. The signatories are...

June 19, 2013

Dear Member of Congress:

For years, we have advocated the need for a free market in sugar and believe that reform proposals put forth must not dismantle U.S. policy without first addressing the foreign subsidies that are grossly distorting world sugar prices.  Unilateral disarmament and increased dependence on foreign sugar suppliers cannot be the first step to achieving a fair and open market.

We urge Congress to consider a zero-for-zero strategy where U.S. trade officials aggressively target foreign market-distorting policies.  Once these subsidies are...

Published:June 19, 2013

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced Missouri U.S. Representatives Blaine Luetkemeyer, Jason Smith and Ann Wagner will address the 2013 regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in St. Louis, Missouri on Saturday, September 28, 2013. This announcement is the first of many speaker announcements prior to CPAC St. Louis.

“We are excited to welcome these respected, conservative Missouri...

Published: June 18, 2013

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

ACU STATEMENT ON CRUZ/VITTER AMENDMENT ON VOTER REGISTRATION

The American Conservative Union has endorsed the effort by Senators Ted Cruz and David Vitter to close the loophole in the National Voting Registration Act that prevents states from requiring proof of citizenship to vote.

ACU Chairman Al Cardenas said he applauds Senators Cruz and Vitter’s quick response to the...

Published:June 13, 2013

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced the next round of featured speakers invited to appear at the 2013 regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in St. Louis, Missouri. Among the speakers invited to appear are:

Dr. Ben Carson, Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital The Honorable Ted Cruz, U.S. Senator (R-TX) The Honorable Deb Fischer, U.S. Senator (R-NE) The Honorable...

Erick Erickon, editor-in-chief of Red State, moderated a debate on American sugar policy featuring ACU's Director of Government Relations Larry Hart. This particular debate is in conjunction with the American Sugar Alliance.

You can access it on the RedState site here.

You can also view directly on YouTube if that is preferred.

June 7, 2013

By: Al Cardenas

As farm bill negotiations get underway, the rhetoric surrounding our nation’s sugar policy is again approaching a decibel level that likely will be rivaled only by this summer’s East Coast cicada bugfest. It’s ironic, given that we were debating this same issue during a similar insect invasion 17 years ago.

Currently composed of protective tariffs and other market-manipulating policies, America’s sugar program is without question in need of reform. What’s the best, most effective way to quash this issue once and for all and achieve the...

May 31, 2013

By: Al Cardenas

A recent survey -- taken prior to revelations about IRS misconduct and commissioned by the American Conservative Union -- showed that a majority of Americans have become increasingly concerned about their free speech and privacy rights.

Americans since the founding of our Republic, have placed the protection of our personal freedoms and right to privacy above all else. We have been rightfully alarmed over the past months as we have watched the federal government intrude into the private lives of its citizens.

Whether its members of...

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently apologized for flagging 75 conservative groups that used terms such as “tea party” or “patriot” in their filings. With this in mind, how good do you feel about giving the agency more power? If some in the Obama administration have their way, the IRS will be taking even more control over your tax returns.

 

May 30, 2013

By: Al Cardenas

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently apologized for flagging 75 conservative groups that used terms such as “tea party” or “patriot” in their filings. With this in mind, how good do you feel about giving the agency more power? If some in the Obama administration have their way, the IRS will be taking even more control over your tax returns.

Under a so-called return-free system, the IRS would send you a pre-filled tax return. You would either accept the IRS’s determination and enclose a check or receive a refund, or file your own...

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