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Club for Growth Slams 95 Republicans For Voting Against 0.27% Spending Cut

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Club for Growth President Chris Chocola: “Every Republican who voted no on the Flake amendment ought to be embarrassed by their vote.”

Washington, DC Last night, Republican Congressman Jeff Flake (R-AZ) offered an amendment to the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill to cut spending in the bill by 0.27% across the board. Amazingly, the amendment failed after 95 Republicans joined with nearly every Democrat to vote against it.

The roll call vote can be found by clicking here.

“Every Republican who voted no on the Flake amendment ought to be embarrassed by their vote. If House Republicans can’t cut less than one-third of one percent from an appropriations bill, then they have truly gone back on their promise to protect American taxpayers,” said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola.  “Republicans should be cutting spending every chance they get so we can save America from continuing on a path to fiscal ruin.”

“Congressman Jeff Flake and every Republican who voted for this spending cut deserves praise. While some Republicans are working with the Democrats to grow the size of government, Jeff Flake and fiscal conservatives are fighting on behalf of the taxpayers. We will be watching the results of similar amendments to future appropriations bills and may include them on our Congressional Scorecard. Our members and the public are interested to know if members of Congress are keeping their promises to cut spending,” added Chocola.

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