McCarthy Speaker race exit opens up opportunity to restore separation of powers

Oct. 8, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s decision to drop out of the running for Speaker of the House of Representatives:

“The shocking decision by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to leave the race for Speaker opens up the process to a full and complete discussion of the proper role of the House of Representatives. Whoever steps into the running and ultimately becomes the new Speaker must move to restore the separation of powers between the branches of government. An effective Speaker will unite House Republicans through a revival of the House’s constitutional prerogatives, including the Article I  power of the purse, to stop President Obama’s regulatory onslaught against the U.S. economy and freedom.”


“GOP leadership election brings power of purse to forefront,” By Rick Manning, Americans for Limited Government, The Hill, Oct. 1, 2015 at

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