Boehner to GOP members: 'Get your ass in line'
July 27th, 2011
04:12 PM ET
3 years ago

Boehner to GOP members: 'Get your ass in line'

Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner leveled tough words at fellow Republicans Wednesday, telling conservatives who are unhappy his bill doesn't go far enough to "Get your ass in line."

Boehner's admonishment came during a closed-door meeting, during which House GOP leaders sought to rally support for their debt bill, according to two Republican sources who attended the meeting.
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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • Eric Cantor • John Boehner • Republican Study Committee
Conservative GOP group wants to cut $2.5 trillion
January 20th, 2011
03:45 PM ET
4 years ago

Conservative GOP group wants to cut $2.5 trillion

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - In the run-up to President Obama's State of the Union address next Tuesday, Republicans are turning up the volume on their pledges to cut spending.

On Thursday, the House Republican Study Committee - which includes some of the party's most conservative members - introduced a bill that the committee said would reduce spending by $2.5 trillion over a decade.

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March 1st, 2010
01:37 PM ET
4 years ago

Republican Study Committee Twitter day

The Republican Study Committee's Twitter account features a list of representatives participating in 'Twitter day.'
The Republican Study Committee's Twitter account features a list of representatives participating in 'Twitter day.'

Washington (CNN) - The Republican Study Committee organized a "Twitter day" Monday with 68 of their members.

The theme of the day is "My commitment," where the members who have Twitter accounts will send out a tweet starting with, "My commitment is" and then write about which they are passionate.

Rep. Tom Price, who chairs the Republican Study Committee, started the day by tweeting, "My commitment is health reform that empowers patients and not Washington."

The Republican Study Committee is a caucus of House conservatives who advocate for an agenda of conservative principles. The caucus has just over 115 members, but not all of them tweet. Throughout "RSC Twitter Day," the representatives will be using the hashtag "#RSC" to keep track of the tweets.

Another tweet came from Rep. Virgina Foxx: "My commitment: holding Washington accountable for its reckless spending & wasting taxpayers' $. hence my no-earmark pledge."


Filed under: Republican Study Committee • Twitter
February 19th, 2010
05:16 PM ET
5 years ago

Price welcomes 'Party of No' label

 Rep. Tom Price, who is the leader of the conservative Republican Study Committee, rallied the CPAC crowd by ticking off a number of Democratic initiatives that he has voted no on.
Rep. Tom Price, who is the leader of the conservative Republican Study Committee, rallied the CPAC crowd by ticking off a number of Democratic initiatives that he has voted no on.

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Tom Price on Friday welcomed the "Party of No" critique that has been leveled at his party by national Democrats, but added he thought the label is "a little silly."

"This charge of saying no doesn't really bother me at all," Price told conservative activists gathered in Washington for the Conservative Political Action Conference. "In fact, I actually vote no a lot," the Georgia Republican said to applause and cheers.

Price, who is the leader of the conservative Republican Study Committee, rallied the CPAC crowd by ticking off a number of Democratic initiatives that he has voted no on.

"When Democrats borrow a trillion dollars for a pork filled stimulus, we stand up and shout 'No!'" Price said. "When they want to raise our taxes, increase our debt, take over our health care, what do we shout?" The crowd didn't hesitate: "No!"

Price, an adamant critic of the expansion of the federal government and of the Obama administration, echoed a sentiment oft-uttered at Tea Party rallies around the country: "We must take our country back."

"Take it back from a vile liberal agenda that is threatening everything we hold dear as Americans," Price said.

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Filed under: CPAC • Republican Study Committee • Tom Price