RMSP Leads Charge to Fund Fiscally Responsible Government

Published December 18, 2015

WASHINGTON – The Main Street Partnership’s President, Sarah Chamberlain today made the following statement after the House of Representatives and Senate passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act to fund the government through fiscal year 2016:

“Today’s votes were the common sense and fiscally responsible thing to do for the security of our country,” said Chamberlain. “In today’s dangerous times, it provides necessary funds to give our troops the tools they need to protect our homeland, and makes critical reforms to the visa waiver program in the wake of the San Bernardino attacks.  I’m pleased to see that Congress did the right thing to see the heroes who answered the call on 9/11 receive appropriate medical care. Additionally, it addresses one of the top priorities for Main Street which is long term funding for medical research for the National Institutes of Health.”

As part of the campaign to push for passage of this bill, Main Street Partnership ran paid online advertisements targeted toward Republican members of Congress who in 2013, had voted to fund the National Institutes of Health in a stand-alone measure but voted earlier this year against the 21st Century Cures Act which included increased funding levels for medical research at the agency.

About Main Street Partnership: The Main Street Partnership was founded in 1999 to promote thoughtful leadership in the Republican Party and to develop and advocate for pragmatic, commonsense solutions to the challenges our country faces. Main Street is aligned with the governing wing of the Republican Party and centrist policymakers. Main Street’s membership is comprised of mainstream, fiscally conservative elected members of Congress. Main Street works with our elected officials, members, supporters and allies to develop and promote policy for implementation at appropriate levels of government.