Oct. 28, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement on imminent House passage of the debt deal that suspends the debt ceiling until March 2017:
“Today’s debt deal struck in secret by John Boehner and the White House underscores the challenges facing Paul Ryan as he prepares to be the next House Speaker. The first test of Ryan in the upcoming December continuing resolution to see if he will rein in Obama’s out of control executive overreach.
“This will be an opportunity to include policy riders into appropriations measures that systematically prohibit the use of funds to execute the Obama agenda.
“For example, the House could deny funds to the Department of Housing and Urban Development to condition community development block grants on redrawing local zoning to comport with HUD racial and income quotas. The House could defund the EPA’s sue and settle regulatory overreach. Or, deny funds to the National Labor Relations Board’s continued assault on small businesses. There are hundreds of riders that can and should be considered by the House to actually stop Obama’s fundamental transformation of America.
“The real test for Ryan will be if he chooses to accept Obama’s agenda, or use the power of the purse to stop it.”
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