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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Conservative Groups Say GOP Leadership's Proposed Spending Cuts Aren't Enough


Washington, D.C. -The American Conservative Union, The Heritage Foundation, Family Research Council and the Club for Growth, on behalf of a number of conservative organizations will hold a press conference on Thursday, October 20 at 10:00 am at 2261 Rayburn House Office Building to challenge Congress and the Bush Administration to rein in federal government spending.

WHO: Mr. David Keene, American Conservative Union
Dr. Edwin Feulner, The Heritage Foundation
The Honorable Pat Toomey, Club for Growth
Mr. Chuck Donovan, Family Research Council
Other conservative organizations

WHAT: News Conference

WHEN: Thursday, October 20, 2005
10:00 a.m.

WHERE: 2261 Rayburn House Office Bldg.
Washington, DC

"Our government has become so entangled in the forest of deficit spending that it seems to have lost any sense of discretion," says ACU's chairman David Keene. "Plans to offset federal spending on Katrina disaster relief and reconstruction such as the recent proposals made by the House Republican Study Committee, as well as the proposals put out forward by Speaker Hastert and Majority Leader Blunt are a good start. But, organizations like ACU, Heritage, and the Club for Growth are concerned that these measures will do little to really reduce the out-of-control spending and $7.99 trillion federal debt. Much more must be done."

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Diana Banister or Kevin McVicker at (703) 739-5920.