27 June 2013

AAN’s Coleman & HLN’s Bush Applaud Senate Immigration Bill Passage

WASHINGTON, DC – American Action Network Chairman Sen. Norm Coleman and Hispanic Leadership Network Co-Chairman Gov. Jeb Bush issued the following statement following the passage of S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013. AAN & their initiative HLN have been active leaders in the immigration policy debate, including significant national television advertising, grassroots organizing, policy backgrounders, messaging guidance and more.

“Today’s vote is a strong step for meaningful immigration reform and encouraging legal immigration for those that want to contribute to a better America. This legislation secures our borders and allows the eleven million undocumented immigrants currently in our country the opportunity to earn a legal status. As CBO proved this reform is a policy trifecta: higher growth, significantly reduced deficits, and a rational labor policy. It truly creates an immigration system that reflects the needs of our economy.

“We are proud to have played such a significant role in educating policymakers and the public on the merits of conservative immigration reform but recognize significant work remains. We look forward to continuing our advocacy and grassroots efforts as the House of Representatives proceeds with their legislation to fix our broken immigration system. It’s important they act.”

Courtney Parella

Communications Director


27 January 2015
Op-Ed: Steven Law & Brian Walsh: Time for Washington to Start Working
Now that the 2014 elections are behind us, the big question is: What will Washington do with its time? A new national-priorities survey commissioned by American Action Network and Crossroads GPS found surprising agreement among voters of all political stripes regarding the issues they see as most pressing for President Obama and Congress to tackle this year.
15 January 2015
WSJ: Americans Want Congress to Focus on the Basics, AAN & Crossroads GPS Poll Shows
Republicans and Democrats alike want Congress to pass an annual budget, drive down college costs and preserve Medicare for future generations. Splits emerge over more divisive issues like approving the Keystone XL pipeline, changing the Affordable Care Act, or repealing it entirely. Those are just some of the conclusions from a recent nationwide poll commissioned by Crossroads GPS and the American Action Network, two groups that back congressional Republicans.
18 November 2014
Notes From Norm: Weakening Immigration Reform
“The Partnership for a New American Economy, Americans for Tax Reform, and the Tea Party Express released a new survey today of Tea Party-aligned Republican primary voters’ attitudes toward immigration reform. Contrary to conventional wisdom, Tea Party voters are strongly supportive of immigration reform. More specifically, 71% of voters support getting immigration reform done this year. Even more compelling, 69% of voters would support a candidate who is in favor of broad immigration reform over one who supports only border security legislation.”