#LLPH Endorses #TX01 Rep. Louie Gohmert (@RepLouieGohmert)! #TCOT #Liberty #Endorsed

Louie Gohmert

LLPH-Endorsed Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX 1)

Rep. Louie Gohmert has been a true voice for liberty even before the Tea Party Movement swept in so many leaders in 2010. Leadership despises him for standing by his convictions, which has led to repeated retributions. But he has stood strong and opposed them continuously.

He is one of the few to have voted against the many continuing resolutions, terrible budget deals including the most recent “Bipartisan” Budget Agreement which did away with one of the true spending cuts in the rate of spending.

He has been a consistent voice opposing the current reckless foreign policy, especially the recent Iran Deal which funds the current regime in that country while leaving Americans languishing in the prisons there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY70pL7LHgs.

Rep. Gohmert was one of the few Republicans to oppose the recent Trade Promotion Authority, which expanded the President’s authority on trade matters. He went so far as to buck the leadership and oppose the rule for the bill.

He voted against Speaker John Boehner in 2013 and 2015 and has consistently called for a return to regular order. For all these actions, he has received a primary challenge from a RINO who stated,

our representative Louie Gohmert is one of the main clowns.

nor will I embarrass the Republican Party or East Texas.

His primary challenger will just join the Go Along to Get Along Caucus in Washington and surrender to the liberals of both parties every opportunity he gets.

LLPH is thankful to Rep. Louie Gohmert who holds a strong A+ on our scorecard, one of the few representatives to hold that score.

Therefore, LLPH is proud and honored to endorse a man of principle, a representative of the people, and a TRUE LIBERTY CONSERVATIVE Rep. Louie Gohmert for re-election in 2016 to represent Texas’s 1st Congressional District in the 115th Congress!

It may be a tough fight. But LLPH will not leave our men behind, especially when they have stood by us during the toughest of fights.

Here is Rep. Gohmert’s campaign website: http://www.gohmert.com/

Follow him on Twitter at: @RepLouieGohmert and LIKE him on Facebook HERE.

Let’s win this seat and keep it in the hands of liberty-loving conservatives.

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Rep. Trey Gowdy Supports Rep. Ron DeSantis! Help Support Rep. Ron DeSantis for #FLSEN! #TCOT #Liberty

Trey Gowdy Endorses Ron DeSantis

Rep. Ron DeSantis has been a true conservative voice in the House of Representatives. He is now running to succeed Senator Marco Rubio, and Rep. DeSantis will be a champion of LLPH principles.

Help elect him here: https://www.desantis2016.com/contribute-homepage/?source=topmenu

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The Six Main Goals of #LLPH! #TCOT #Liberty

LLPH’s seven key principles which we base our key votes on:

1) Defend the Sanctity of Human Life.

2) Defend Liberty by Honoring the Entire Constitution.

3) Use the Power of the Purse to Cut Spending.

4) Provide for a Strong Local-Based Education for the Next Generation.

5) Stop the Special Interests Give-Aways and Corporate Welfare.

6) Promote Energy Independence in America.

7) Provide for a Strong but Sane Foreign Policy.

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#LLPH #House Key Vote Alert: “YES” on #Conservative Amdts. to Stop Corruption in #ExIm Bank! #EndExIm #TCOT

LLPH is urging all members of the House to vote YES on the conservative amendments to reform the Export-Import Bank. While we continue to stand in strong support of ending the Export-Import Bank, we do support amendments to reduce the pain that it causes on the taxpayers. If Ex-Im should continue, it cannot continue under the status quo.

As such, we urge a YES vote on the following amendments to H.R. 22, the DRIVE Act which is the vehicle that the highway bill and the reauthorization of Ex-Im are being included in:

1. Perry (PA), Mulvaney (SC) #28 Increases by 5% each fiscal year for four years, the percent amount that Ex/Im should make available for small businesses. If they do not comply, they are barred for issuing any loans over $100,000,000.

2. Mulvaney (SC) #55 Limits Export-Import Bank authorizations to countervailing purposes in order to meet competition from foreign export credit agencies.

3. Mulvaney (SC) #56 Requires Export-Import Bank authorizations above $10 million to be contingent on at least two denials of similar assistance from the private sector. Stipulates penalties for making false claims when seeking Bank assistance.

4. Mulvaney (SC) #60 Prohibits Export-Import Bank authorizations involving countries with a sovereign wealth fund of over $100 billion.

5. Mulvaney (SC) #64 Reduces taxpayer exposure by removing Treasury guarantees for losses at the Export-Import Bank and removes borrowing authority from the Treasury.

6. Mulvaney (SC) #65 Limits taxpayer exposure by ensuring diversification of industries and companies at the Export-Import Bank.

7. Rothfus (PA) #8 Prohibits the Export Import Bank from providing a guarantee or extending credit to a foreign borrower in connection with the export of goods or services by a U.S. company unless the U.S. company guarantees repayment of, and pledges collateral in an amount sufficient to cover, a percentage of the amount provided by the Bank and makes that guarantee senior to any other obligation. The amendment provides an exception to this requirement for small businesses.

9. Schweikert (AZ)  #16 Adds Fair Value Accounting Principles to the EX-IM provision of the underlying bill.

If a significant number of these amendments are not included, LLPH will oppose final passage of H.R. 22, the DRIVE Act. Not only does the DRIVE Act present problems by providing a $325 billion bailout of the Highway Trust Fund, but including an unrelated item like the Export-Import Bank without any reforms makes this bill completely unacceptable and nothing more than a giveaway for the special interests, violating one of LLPH’s five key principles:LLPH’s six key principles: 1) Defend the Sanctity of Human Life. 2) Defend Liberty by Honoring the Entire Constitution. 3) Use the Power of the Purse to Cut Spending. 4) Return Education to the States. 5) Stop the Special Interests Give-Aways and Corporate Welfare. 6) Promote Energy Independence in America.

LLPH may include any of these votes in our congressional scorecard.

UPDATE: Additional Key Vote: YES on DeSantis (FL) #180: Empowers States with authority for most taxing and spending for highway programs and mass transit programs, and for other purposes.

This is the type of conservative reform that we need for transportation issues.

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#LLPH Endorses #NC11 Rep. Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows @VoteMeadows)! #TCOT #Liberty #Endorsement

Mark Meadows NC-11

LLPH-Endorsed Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC 11)

Back in June 2015, Rep. Mark Meadows was removed from his subcommittee chairmanship. Boehner & Co. decided that they could not have a congressman who votes his conscience and for his constituents as a chairman. At issue was Rep. Meadows’ vote against the Trade Promotion Authority Rule vote which is the vote that allows the bill to be debated on the floor. Like many other conservatives, he decided to be bi-partisan on this issue and work with Democrats to demand an open-amendment process where the people and not just the big corporations could have a say. In addition, Rep. Meadows has refused to give money to the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) which happily gives money to RINOs while denying funds to conservative members. So leadership decided they have had enough. But thanks to the strong number of conservative representatives that conservatives across the country like LLPH members have sent in 2010, 2012, and 2014, we were able to demand that Boehner & Co. give Rep. Meadows back his chairmanship, and they finally agreed.

In August 2015, Rep. Meadows brought the a resolution to vacate the chair to the floor. This resolution would remove Speaker Boehner from the Speakership. Here is the resolution that Rep. Meadows led in writing and offering to the House:

Declaring the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives vacant.

Whereas the Speaker of the House of Representatives for the 114th Congress has endeavored to consolidate power and centralize decision making, bypassing the majority of the 435 Members of Congress and the people they represent;

Whereas the Speaker has, through inaction, caused the power of Congress to atrophy, thereby making Congress subservient to the executive and judicial branches, diminishing the voice of the American people;

Whereas the Speaker uses the power of the office to punish Members who vote according to their conscience instead of the will of the Speaker;

Whereas the Speaker has intentionally provided for voice votes on consequential and controversial legislation to be taken without notice and with few Members present;

Whereas the Speaker uses the legislative calendar to create crises for the American people, in order to compel Members to vote for legislation;

Whereas the Speaker does not comply with the spirit of the rules of the House of Representatives, which provide that Members shall have three days to review legislation before voting;

Whereas the Speaker continues to direct the Rules Committee to limit meaningful amendments, to limit debate on the House floor, and to subvert a straightforward legislative process; and

Whereas the House of Representatives, to function effectively in the service of all citizens of this country, requires the service of a Speaker who will endeavor to follow an orderly and inclusive process without imposing his or her will upon any Member thereof: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives is hereby declared to be vacant.

Rep. Mark Meadows was right when he offered the resolution, and it led to Speaker Boehner announcing on September 25, 2015 that he would resign from the Speakership and the House of Representatives. And this was all thanks to conservatives especially to the leadership of Rep. Mark Meadows.

A little bit more about Rep. Meadows before we explain the situation in his race. Rep. Meadows voted against both the Ryan-Murray Budget and the CRomnibus, two of the 1,000+ page bills that exemplify the problem of Washington D.C. He holds an A+ on LLPH’s scorecard.

Rep. Mark Meadows may potentially have a primary opponent. RINO leaders who are part of Boehner & Co. like Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC 10) are working to defeat him according to sources. The Hill reports,

Three senior GOP sources told The Hill they’ve heard Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) has reached out to Republicans in North Carolina’s 11th District to gauge their interest in launching a primary challenge against Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.).

Meadows is a Tea Party favorite who generated national headlines this summer after floating a plan to depose Boehner. McHenry is the chief deputy whip and a member of Boehner’s leadership team.

“He has been actively working to recruit a challenger,” one source said of McHenry.

It is imperative that we defend Rep. Mark Meadows from these attacks by the big government liberal Republicans. You can watch the strong leadership of Rep. Mark Meadows at the Freedomworks 9/12 Summit here.

Therefore, LLPH is proud and honored to endorse a man of principle, a representative of the people, and a TRUE LIBERTY CONSERVATIVE Rep. Mark Meadows for re-election in 2016 to represent North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District in the 115th Congress!

It may be a tough fight. But LLPH will not leave our men behind, especially when they have stood by us during the toughest of fights.

Here is Rep. Meadows’ campaign website: http://meadowsforcongress.com/

Follow him on Twitter at: @VoteMeadows and LIKE him on Facebook HERE.

Let’s win this seat and keep it in the hands of liberty-loving conservatives.

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#LLPH Statement on Speaker Boehner’s Resignation Announcement! #Boehner #TCOT #Liberty

LLPH made the following statement in response to Speaker John Boehner’s announcement that he would resign:

We are thankful for the years of service that Speaker Boehner has provided. We wish him and his family well and all the best.

With that being said, his speakership has mostly been one characterized by surrender. That is the reason he is one of the few members who has a 0% on LLPH’s scorecard.

We hope to reform the GOP leadership by bringing true conservatives to lead the House Republicans. We will also work hard to ensure that a conservative leader, in the form of someone like Rep. Dave Brat who took out Former Majority Leader Eric Cantor, will take Speaker Boehner’s seat.

Perhaps the best article to read to sum up Speaker Boehner’s resignation is this one: K Street Crushed, Conservatives Elated over Boehner Departure.

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#LLPH Endorses #FL06 Rep. Ron DeSantis for #FLSEN! #TCOT #Liberty #Endorsement

Ron DeSantis FL SEN

Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL SEN CAND)

The Florida Senate Seat is being left open due to Senator Marco Rubio running for the Presidency. Senator Rubio has more or less been a strong conservative receiving an A+ from LLPH due to his commitment for opposing bills like the $1 trillion, 1,000+ page CRomnibus, supporting the Cruz Point of Order against Executive Amnesty, and fighting tooth and nail to end the Export-Import Bank.

With Senator Rubio leaving, we have a chance to send even a better senator from Florida. The man we are endorsing today is not only committed to fighting things like the CRomnibus and Executive Amnesty as he has in the House, but he will also stand even more strongly against amnesty before securing the border and will fight for stronger protections for our civil liberties (certain areas where Senator Rubio has fallen short in). This means while we will miss Senator Rubio in the Senate, we have the potential to get a new senator with an even stronger A+. This man would be Rep. Ron DeSantis, who currently represents Florida’s 6th Congressional District.

Rep. Ron DeSantis is one of the few to oppose BOTH the Ryan-Murray Budget and the CRomnibus. He has voted several times to stop clean reauthorizations and fundings for the Patriot Act. He is a strong voice for national defense, but he also respects the need for a sane budgetary process which includes a balance of domestic and defense cuts. Rep. DeSantis has not shied away from criticizing his own leadership and has been a member of the House Freedom Caucus.

On the House Floor earlier this year, Rep. DeSantis has been on the floor leading fights for conservative principles. First, he fought against the funding for executive amnesty earlier this year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeuWC9cjPYY (you can also see another one of our favorites, Rep. Thomas Massie, yielding to him). Next, he also led the fight for returning more education control to the states through his support for the A-PLUS Act: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-oFsqttGNk.

Time and time again, Rep. Ron DeSantis has been on the front lines fighting for the principles that we all care about. That is why he currently holds an A+ on LLPH’s Scorecard. On a personal note, I still remember in 2012 e-mailing many congressional candidates with questionnaires and asking them where they stood on certain issues. Rep. DeSatnis was one of the few who replied personally to me and was very honest in his responses. That is the type of Senator that Florida and our country needs.

Rep. Ron DeSantis would without a doubt be the type who would support other A+ and A senators like Senator Mike Lee and Tim Scott. He would strengthen our conservative team in the Senate and ensure that this seat becomes an upgrade for conservatives and not a downgrade.

Rep. DeSantis has two chief opponents in the race currently: Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera and fellow Rep. David Jolly. Lt. Governor Lopez-Cantera has a mixed record; he has won praise from Senator Rubio and certain writers for the conservative Breitbart, but he is known to have supported several tax increases under now-Democrat Former Governor Charlie Crist, which even he admits was a mistake. Rep. David Jolly has a terrible record; he was elected in a special election in 2014 and has voted nearly in lock-step with Boehner & Co. on several votes including funding executive amnesty, supporting the CRomnibus, and rejecting reforms to protect our civil liberties. There is no doubt that Rep. Ron DeSantis is the best to take this seat.

Rep. Ron DeSantis served as a JAG office in the United States Navy. He has been endorsed by RedState’s Erick Erickson, Club for Growth, FreedomWorks, Madison Project, and so many more conservative leaders and groups.

Therefore, LLPH is proud and honored to endorse a man of principle, a representative of the people, and a TRUE LIBERTY CONSERVATIVE Ron DeSantis for election in 2016 to represent Florida in the United States Senate in the 115th Congress!

Here is Rep. Ron DeSantis’s campaign website: https://www.desantis2016.com/landing/join-ron-desantis/

Follow him on Twitter at: @RonDeSantisFL or LIKE him on Facebook HERE.

Let’s win this seat and keep it in the hands of principled liberty-loving conservatives.

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