As House and Senate Republicans gathered in Hershey, Pennsylvania last week for their retreat in which they discussed strategies to enact their new agenda, Americans for Prosperity did a similar rollout.
The conservative grassroots group unveiled their “Reform America” project; a multi-faceted, policy-based agenda that seeks to approve the Keystone pipeline, repeal the death tax, repeal the medical devices tax, gut Obamacare, restore the 40-hour work week, and fight the gas tax that’s being mulled by members of congress to pay for infrastructure.
You can read all about it at ReformAmerica2015.com:
Americans for Prosperity, the nation's foremost grassroots advocate for economic freedom, held a press conference today to launch of its Reform America 2015 agenda, a set of top legislative priorities for the coming year. They include a repeal of the medical device tax, an end to the oil export ban, and a return to regular budget order.
Although November was a clear rebuke of President Obama’s big-government agenda, the group says Americans need policy wins that improve their lives, not political victories. AFP plans to activate last year’s historic grassroots force to press for these achievable reforms. Together, these policies would start placing the keys to our economy back in the hands of families and individuals.
“These issue battles are long-term efforts," said AFP President Tim Phillips. "We’re going to be there throughout this year, next year in 2016 and beyond. We’re going to make sure we have an infrastructure on the ground that can actually give teeth to policy pronouncements like the ones we've made today."
The Reform America 2015 agenda, available online at
ReformAmerica2015.com, is built on fixes to ObamaCare, our distorted energy economy and Congress’ complex tax-and-spend budgets. The group says making these simple changes can deliver immediate benefits for Americans.
“We won’t take our foot off the gas in 2015,” said Chief Executive Officer Luke Hilgemann. “We’ve built up infrastructure in over 34 states, working with our activists out there every day to advance the cause neighbor-to-neighbor and friend-to friend. These are the things we heard on a repeated basis: that we need lower energy costs and better health care options, and that we need to stop the out-of-control spending in Washington. So this isn’t about AFP, this is really about the priorities of the American people."
Below are the three key pillars of Reform America 2015 , along with the key policy priorities the group is calling for:
Repeal the medical device tax
Restore the 40 hour work week
Return to regular budget order
Bring American profits home
Repeal the death tax
Approve Keystone XL Pipeline
Repeal oil export bans
Fight burdensome EPA regulations
Fight the gas tax hike