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Rep. Dave Brat Signs FreedomWorks’ Pro-Growth Pledge

06/22/2016

FreedomWorks today announced that Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) signed the Pro-Growth Pledge. The pledge is a statement of principles showing the signer’s commitment to economic growth through fundamental tax reform, reductions in spending, regulatory reform, sound money, energy freedom, and patient-centered health care. The full text of FreedomWorks’ Pro-Growth Pledge is available here.

“FreedomWorks’ Pro-Growth Pledge embodies the free market principles that I believe can boost our economy and benefit every American. I’ve worked in Congress to advance policies that will get our economy moving in the right direction,” said Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.). “We need a tax code that is simple and encourages entrepreneurship and investment. We must rein in the executive branch, restore the separation of ours, and keep unelected bureaucrats off the backs of Americans. We must repeal ObamaCare and replace it with policies that respect patients and doctors and truly make health coverage affordable for families.”

“I want to thank FreedomWorks for its efforts on this pledge and what they’re doing to educate and train conservative activists to fight for the cause of freedom,” Rep. Brat added.

Rep. Brat signed the Pro-Growth Pledge late Tuesday afternoon at FreedomWorks’ headquarters. FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon lauded Rep. Brat’s work to advance fiscally conservative principles and thanked him for once again showing his strong support for ideas that promote economic growth.

“Two years ago, Rep. Brat shocked the political world when he defeated Eric Cantor. Voters responded to his message of fiscal conservatism and free markets. Since entering the House, Rep. Brat has fought for pro-growth policies. He knows that crippling taxes and heavy regulatory burdens are hurting businesses and constituents in his district,” said FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon. “By signing FreedomWorks’ Pro-Growth Pledge, Rep. Brat is showing that he will continue to pursue policies that will get the federal government out of the way and let Americans innovate and reestablish our nation as the economic leader of the world.”

FreedomWorks aims to educate, build, and mobilize the largest network of activists advocating the principles of smaller government, lower taxes, free markets, personal liberty and the rule of law. For more information, please visit www.FreedomWorks.org or contact Jason Pye at JPye@freedomworks.org.