CHARLESTON — Americans For Prosperity-West Virginia has launched a digital campaign today thanking U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and U.S. Rep. Alex Mooney (R-Charles Town) for opposing the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019.
The digital ads, which feature Manchin and Mooney on yellow backgrounds, urge viewers to thank the lawmakers for standing up for fiscal responsibility. and for "voting against the reckless budget deal that blows through spending caps and adds trillions to the debt."
AFP-WV State Director Jason Huffman said the grassroots organization applauds Manchin and Mooney.
“For too long, members of both parties have abandoned fiscal responsibility with Congress now on the verge of enacting trillion-dollar deficits into law," Huffman said in a statement provided to The West Virginia Record. "Although Washington’s addiction to spending has put our country on an unsustainable path, we applaud Sen. Manchin and Rep. Mooney for opposing this spending blowout."
The digital ads follow a month-long effort to visit district offices to urge lawmakers to rein in spending and to reject policies the organization believes are harmful, such as tax extenders and the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank.
"We need to change the status quo and ensure future generations are not burdened by these reckless budget deals," Huffman said. "AFP will continue to back lawmakers when they prioritize fiscal responsibility and protect our country’s economic future."
AFP opposed to Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 and the organization urged President Trump to veto the measure and send Congress back to the drawing board.
The deal raises spending levels by $320 billion and extends the debt limit until at least 2021, adding nearly $2 trillion to the national debt over the next 10 years.
Nationally, AFP thanked 26 lawmakers from more than a dozen states for voting against the act.