Key Vote Alert – “YES” on the DeMint Amendment to repeal the renewable fuels standard and the death tax
Barney Keller - June 13th, 2011
KEY VOTE ALERT
“YES” ON THE DEMINT AMENDMENT TO REPEAL THE RENEWABLE FUELS STANDARD AND THE DEATH TAX
The Club for Growth strongly supports an amendment offered by Senator Tom Coburn to repeal the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (S. Amdt. 436 to S. 782) and urges all Senators to vote “YES” on passage of the amendment. Senator Coburn has filed a motion for cloture on this amendment, and we expect that the vote will take place Tuesday. This vote will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2011 Congressional Scorecard.
The Club for Growth also supports a separate amendment by Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), that repeals both the renewable fuels standard and the death tax. If this amendment comes to a vote it will be considered as a Key Vote in our 2011 Congressional Scorecard.
We still strongly urge Senators to vote “YES” on the Coburn Amendment tomorrow and will be including it in our 2011 Congressional Scorecard, even if it is not clear whether the DeMint amendment will come to a vote or if the DeMint amendment comes to a vote and fails.
Our Congressional Scorecard for the 112th Congress provides a comprehensive rating of how well or how poorly each member of Congress supports pro-growth, free-market policies and will be distributed to our members and to the public.