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Key Vote Alert on the FY11 Continuing Resolution

12:52 PM | Link to Alert: http://www.clubforgrowth.org/perm/?postID=14752

KEY VOTE ALERT
"NO" on Continuing Resolution unless it contains $100 billion in non-security discretionary spending cuts

The Club for Growth urges all members of the House to vote "NO" on the FY11 continuing resolution unless the final product contains at least $100 billion in non-security discretionary spending cuts. If the bill that comes to the floor does not include $100 billion in non-security discretionary spending cuts, we also urge support for an amendment or amendments to reach the $100 billion. We plan to include such amendments and final passage in our 2011 Congressional Scorecard.

If the final bill does not include the $100 billion in non-security discretionary cuts, a "NO" vote will be counted favorably in our rating. In order to earn credit for such a "NO" vote, members must also support the amendments needed to reach $100 billion. If the final version of the bill has $100 billion in non-security discretionary cuts, a "YES" vote will be counted favorably in our rating.

Last year, House Republican leaders pledged to cut $100 billion in non-security discretionary spending. That was a good first step toward getting spending and debt under control and we urge all members of the House to work to reach that goal now.

Aggressive action is needed to reduce our nation's $14.1 trillion debt and cutting $100 billion is a good start. This should help reduce spending to FY08 levels.

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.

UPDATE: As part of this alert, the Club announced that it was key voting the RSC amendment (#104) sponsored by Jim Jordan.  The RSC amendment would cut roughtly $20 billion in non-security discretionary spending.
 

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