Former Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush Launches New Political Action Committee

May 3, 2023

AUSTIN, Texas – Former Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced the formation of a new political action committee (PAC). The new PAC, known as Restore Trust, will support candidates seeking election to local, state, and national office.

“Restore Trust will remind our fellow Americans of our unassailable rights to scrutinize, demand and expect efficient and effective government,” said Bush, son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, grandson of former President George H.W. Bush, and nephew of former President George W. Bush. “We will support candidates and elected officials who fearlessly champion new approaches to reduce the size and scope of government and reform bureaucracies that make America less competitive.”

According to recent polling, only 19 percent of Americans have faith that federal officials will do the right thing ‘most of the time,’ while confidence in local and state officials is substantially higher at 66 percent and 57 percent, respectively.  Despite a recent uptick in voting participation, a recent study shows the U.S. ranks 31st out of 50 surveyed democracies.

Bush said a big part of this disconnect between the government and the citizens it was created to serve stems from the runaway spending and debt to support a bloated federal bureaucracy far in excess of the nation’s needs.

Specifically, the U.S. Government Accountability Office has concluded that more than $2.4 trillion worth of avoidable errors have been rendered over the last 20 years, and the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office recently noted that Congress has failed to reauthorize 1,118 appropriations that expired before the beginning of fiscal year 2022, while still spending $461 billion this year on programs that have expired authorizations. Sadly, $203 billion has been appropriated for programs that expired over a decade ago.

“We reject the notion that government bureaucracy left untouched or unscrutinized will somehow achieve positive outcomes,” Bush said. “Government of the people, by the people, for the people can only happen with the input and oversight of us all.”

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