House & Senate – “No” on Debt Limit Increase

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House & Senate – “No” on Debt Limit Increase

The Club for Growth urges all Representatives and Senators to vote NO on the so-called Fiscal Responsibility Act. The results of this vote will be included in the Club for Growth Foundation’s 2023 congressional scorecard.

The Club for Growth opposes the so-called Fiscal Responsibility Act, which suspends the debt limit through January 1, 2025. The American people deserve transparency with exactly how much debt Congress is approving in this bill, and a debt limit suspension fails to provide that transparency because unlimited debt can be added until January 1, 2025.  Although estimates vary on precisely how much debt will be accrued by 2025, an emerging consensus among budget experts estimates at least $4 trillion of new debt will be added to the national debt. This provision is not a policy provision, but is a political concession to President Biden to allow the Presidential Election to be completed before the next debt limit increase. President Biden should stop using the full faith and credit of the United States as a political wedge between the American People and the fiscal health of the U.S. economy.

Speaker McCarthy and House conservatives valiantly demonstrated how irresponsible and out-of-touch the radical left has become by highlighting the economic devastation wrought by unified Democrat government with excessive spending leading to Bidenflation. With the new Republican House Majority, House Republicans proved they could maintain a majority coalition and pass a bill that would increase the debt limit even though the Limit, Save, Grow Act was not perfect.

Unfortunately, the bipartisan agreement resulting in the Fiscal Responsibility Act continues a march slowly speeding off a cliff toward the fiscal crisis enabled by the unsustainable national debt. Similar to when President Biden and the Democrats named their Green New Deal scheme in August 2022 the “Inflation Reduction Act”, the “Fiscal Responsibility Act” is a misleadingly named bill which is not actually fiscally responsible because it continues trillion-dollar deficits every year in the future. Congress needs a plan to pay down the national debt, not a plan that kicks the can down the road. Washington must end trillion-dollar deficits, end the national debt crisis, and end Big Government. This bill does not accomplish that mission. Club for Growth strongly encourages Congress to live within its means with a balanced budget that ultimately results in annual surpluses in order to pay down the national debt.

The negotiation also fails to include the REINS Act, which Club for Growth passionately supports. Although the bill includes administrative PAYGO which could limit some burdensome regulation, the bill allows for the Director of OMB to waive the provision, and does not allow for legal challenges. Moreover, while the bill takes steps toward providing for strengthened work requirements in TANF and SNAP which could result in a higher labor participation rate, the bill does not include Medicaid work requirements.

The agreement with President Biden also leaves in place most of his massive expansion of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The woke and weaponized workers in the IRS and other federal agencies carrying out the Marxist schemes of the radical left are left in place to continue their evil crusade against the American Dream.

American families face an uncertain future caused in large part by the intrusion and growth of the federal government, which was exacerbated during the COVID19 pandemic. This bill fails to revert spending levels back to pre-COVID levels as projected by CBO in early 2020. Club for Growth unabashedly supports and champions economic liberty, opportunity, and freedom and stands with Members of Congress defending those principles. We encourage President Biden to abandon the radical leftists dragging his party toward socialism and resume negotiations that will end the national debt crisis.

Club for Growth Foundation’s Congressional Scorecard for the 118th 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 the public.

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Vote Results

Club Position

No

Required for Majority

1/2

Vote Results

Passed

Vote Number

243

Vote Date

May 31, 2023

Vote Counts

YEAs:

314

NAYs:

117

Not Voting:

4

Name

State

Party

Vote Position

Alma Adams

NC

D

Y

Robert Aderholt

AL

R

Y

Pete Aguilar

CA

D

Y

Mark Alford

MO

R

N

Rick Allen

GA

R

Y

Colin Allred

TX

D

Y

Mark Amodei

NV

R

Y

Kelly Armstrong

ND

R

Y

Jodey Arrington

TX

R

Y

Jake Auchincloss

MA

D

Y

Brian Babin

TX

R

Y

Don Bacon

NE

R

Y

James Baird

IN

R

Y

Troy Balderson

OH

R

Y

Becca Balint

VT

D

Y

Jim Banks

IN

R

A

Andy Barr

KY

R

Y

Nanette Barragan

CA

D

N

Aaron Bean

FL

R

Y

Joyce Beatty

OH

D

Y

Cliff Bentz

OR

R

Y

Ami Bera

CA

D

Y

Jack Bergman

MI

R

Y

Don Beyer

VA

D

Y

Stephanie Bice

OK

R

Y

Andy Biggs

AZ

R

N

Gus Bilirakis

FL

R

Y

Sanford Bishop

GA

D

Y

Dan Bishop

NC

R

N

Earl Blumenauer

OR

D

Y

Lauren Boebert

CO

R

A

Suzanne Bonamici

OR

D

N

Mike Bost

IL

R

N

Jamaal Bowman

NY

D

N

Brendan Boyle

PA

D

Y

Josh Brecheen

OK

R

N

Shontel Brown

OH

D

Y

Julia Brownley

CA

D

Y

Vern Buchanan

FL

R

N

Ken Buck

CO

R

N

Larry Bucshon

IN

R

Y

Nikki Budzinski

IL

D

Y

Tim Burchett

TN

R

N

Michael Burgess

TX

R

Y

Eric Burlison

MO

R

N

Cori Bush

MO

D

N

Ken Calvert

CA

R

Y

Kat Cammack

FL

R

N

Yadira Caraveo

CO

D

Y

Salud Carbajal

CA

D

Y

Tony Cardenas

CA

D

Y

Mike Carey

OH

R

Y

Jerry Carl

AL

R

Y

Andre Carson

IN

D

Y

Buddy Carter

GA

R

Y

John Carter

TX

R

N

Troy Carter

LA

D

Y

Matthew Cartwright

PA

D

Y

Greg Casar

TX

D

N

Ed Case

HI

D

Y

Sean Casten

IL

D

Y

Kathy Castor

FL

D

Y

Joaquin Castro

TX

D

N

Lori Chavez-DeRemer

OR

R

Y

Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick

FL

D

Y

Judy Chu

CA

D

N

David Cicilline

RI

D

Y

Juan Ciscomani

AZ

R

Y

Katherine Clark

MA

D

Y

Yvette Clarke

NY

D

N

Emanuel Cleaver

MO

D

Y

Ben Cline

VA

R

N

Michael Cloud

TX

R

N

James Clyburn

SC

D

Y

Andrew Clyde

GA

R

N

Steve Cohen

TN

D

Y

Tom Cole

OK

R

Y

Mike Collins

GA

R

N

James Comer

KY

R

Y

Gerald Connolly

VA

D

N

Luis Correa

CA

D

Y

Jim Costa

CA

D

Y

Joe Courtney

CT

D

Y

Angela Craig

MN

D

A

Elijah Crane

AZ

R

N

Rick Crawford

AR

R

Y

Dan Crenshaw

TX

R

Y

Jasmine Crockett

TX

D

N

Jason Crow

CO

D

Y

Henry Cuellar

TX

D

Y

John Curtis

UT

R

Y

Anthony D'Esposito

NY

R

Y

Sharice Davids

KS

D

Y

Warren Davidson

OH

R

Y

Danny Davis

IL

D

Y

Donald Davis

NC

D

Y

Monica De La Cruz

TX

R

Y

Madeleine Dean

PA

D

Y

Diana DeGette

CO

D

Y

Rosa DeLauro

CT

D

N

Suzan DelBene

WA

D

Y

Christopher Deluzio

PA

D

Y

Mark DeSaulnier

CA

D

N

Scott DesJarlais

TN

R

N

Mario Diaz-Balart

FL

R

Y

Debbie Dingell

MI

D

Y

Lloyd Doggett

TX

D

Y

Byron Donalds

FL

R

N

John Duarte

CA

R

Y

Jeff Duncan

SC

R

Y

Neal Dunn

FL

R

Y

Charles Edwards

NC

R

Y

John Ellzey

TX

R

Y

Tom Emmer

MN

R

Y

Veronica Escobar

TX

D

Y

Anna Eshoo

CA

D

Y

Adriano Espaillat

NY

D

N

Ron Estes

KS

R

Y

Dwight Evans

PA

D

Y

Mike Ezell

MS

R

Y

Pat Fallon

TX

R

N

Randy Feenstra

IA

R

Y

Drew Ferguson

GA

R

Y

Teresa Fernandez

NM

D

Y

Brad Finstad

MN

R

N

Michelle Fischbach

MN

R

N

Scott Fitzgerald

WI

R

Y

Brian Fitzpatrick

PA

R

Y

Chuck Fleischmann

TN

R

Y

Lizzie Fletcher

TX

D

Y

Mike Flood

NE

R

Y

Bill Foster

IL

D

Y

Valerie Foushee

NC

D

Y

Virginia Foxx

NC

R

Y

Lois Frankel

FL

D

Y

Scott Franklin

FL

R

Y

Maxwell Frost

FL

D

Y

Russell Fry

SC

R

N

Russ Fulcher

ID

R

N

Matt Gaetz

FL

R

N

Mike Gallagher

WI

R

Y

Ruben Gallego

AZ

D

Y

John Garamendi

CA

D

Y

Andrew Garbarino

NY

R

Y

Sylvia Garcia

TX

D

N

Mike Garcia

CA

R

Y

Robert Garcia

CA

D

Y

Jesus Garcia

IL

D

N

Carlos Gimenez

FL

R

Y

Marie Gluesenkamp Perez

WA

D

Y

Jared Golden

ME

D

Y

Daniel Goldman

NY

D

N

Jimmy Gomez

CA

D

N

Tony Gonzales

TX

R

N

Vicente Gonzalez

TX

D

Y

Robert Good

VA

R

N

Lance Gooden

TX

R

N

Paul Gosar

AZ

R

N

Josh Gottheimer

NJ

D

Y

Kay Granger

TX

R

Y

Garret Graves

LA

R

Y

Sam Graves

MO

R

Y

Al Green

TX

D

Y

Mark Green

TN

R

Y

Marjorie Greene

GA

R

Y

H. Morgan Griffith

VA

R

N

Raul Grijalva

AZ

D

N

Glenn Grothman

WI

R

Y

Michael Guest

MS

R

N

Brett Guthrie

KY

R

Y

Harriet Hageman

WY

R

N

Josh Harder

CA

D

Y

Andy Harris

MD

R

N

Diana Harshbarger

TN

R

N

Jahana Hayes

CT

D

N

Kevin Hern

OK

R

N

Brian Higgins

NY

D

Y

Clay Higgins

LA

R

N

French Hill

AR

R

Y

James Himes

CT

D

Y

Ashley Hinson

IA

R

Y

Steven Horsford

NV

D

Y

Erin Houchin

IN

R

Y

Chrissy Houlahan

PA

D

Y

Steny Hoyer

MD

D

Y

Val Hoyle

OR

D

N

Richard Hudson

NC

R

Y

Jared Huffman

CA

D

N

Bill Huizenga

MI

R

Y

Wesley Hunt

TX

R

N

Darrell Issa

CA

R

Y

Glenn Ivey

MD

D

Y

Jeff Jackson

NC

D

Y

Ronny Jackson

TX

R

N

Jonathan Jackson

IL

D

Y

Sheila Jackson-Lee

TX

D

Y

Sara Jacobs

CA

D

Y

John James

MI

R

Y

Pramila Jayapal

WA

D

N

Hakeem Jeffries

NY

D

Y

Dusty Johnson

SD

R

Y

Mike Johnson

LA

R

Y

Henry Johnson

GA

D

Y

Bill Johnson

OH

R

Y

Jim Jordan

OH

R

Y

David Joyce

OH

R

Y

John Joyce

PA

R

Y

Sydney Kamlager-Dove

CA

D

N

Marcy Kaptur

OH

D

Y

Thomas Kean

NJ

R

Y

William Keating

MA

D

Y

Mike Kelly

PA

R

Y

Robin Kelly

IL

D

Y

Trent Kelly

MS

R

Y

Ro Khanna

CA

D

N

Jennifer Kiggans

VA

R

Y

Daniel Kildee

MI

D

Y

Kevin Kiley

CA

R

Y

Derek Kilmer

WA

D

Y

Andy Kim

NJ

D

Y

Young Kim

CA

R

Y

Raja Krishnamoorthi

IL

D

Y

Ann Kuster

NH

D

Y

David Kustoff

TN

R

Y

Darin LaHood

IL

R

N

Nicholas LaLota

NY

R

Y

Doug LaMalfa

CA

R

Y

Doug Lamborn

CO

R

Y

Greg Landsman

OH

D

Y

Nicholas Langworthy

NY

R

Y

Rick Larsen

WA

D

Y

John Larson

CT

D

N

Bob Latta

OH

R

Y

Jake LaTurner

KS

R

Y

Michael Lawler

NY

R

Y

Laurel Lee

FL

R

Y

Summer Lee

PA

D

N

Suzanne Lee

NV

D

Y

Barbara Lee

CA

D

N

Debbie Lesko

AZ

R

N

Julia Letlow

LA

R

Y

Mike Levin

CA

D

Y

Ted Lieu

CA

D

Y

Zoe Lofgren

CA

D

Y

Barry Loudermilk

GA

R

Y

Frank Lucas

OK

R

Y

Blaine Luetkemeyer

MO

R

Y

Anna Luna

FL

R

N

Morgan Luttrell

TX

R

N

Stephen Lynch

MA

D

Y

Nancy Mace

SC

R

N

Seth Magaziner

RI

D

Y

Nicole Malliotakis

NY

R

Y

Tracey Mann

KS

R

N

Kathy Manning

NC

D

Y

Thomas Massie

KY

R

Y

Brian Mast

FL

R

N

Doris Matsui

CA

D

Y

Lucy McBath

GA

D

Y

Kevin McCarthy

CA

R

Y

Michael McCaul

TX

R

Y

Lisa McClain

MI

R

Y

Jennifer McClellan

HD

D

Y

Tom McClintock

CA

R

Y

Betty McCollum

MN

D

Y

Richard McCormick

GA

R

N

Morgan McGarvey

KY

D

Y

Jim McGovern

MA

D

N

Patrick McHenry

NC

R

Y

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

WA

R

Y

Gregory Meeks

NY

D

Y

Robert Menendez

NJ

D

Y

Grace Meng

NY

D

N

Dan Meuser

PA

R

Y

Kweisi Mfume

MD

D

Y

Mary Miller

IL

R

N

Carol Miller

WV

R

Y

Max Miller

OH

R

Y

Mariannette Miller-Meeks

IA

R

Y

Cory Mills

FL

R

N

Marcus Molinaro

NY

R

Y

John Moolenaar

MI

R

Y

Alex Mooney

WV

R

N

Blake Moore

UT

R

Y

Barry Moore

AL

R

N

Gwen Moore

WI

D

N

Nathaniel Moran

TX

R

N

Joseph Morelle

NY

D

Y

Jared Moskowitz

FL

D

Y

Seth Moulton

MA

D

Y

Frank Mrvan

IN

D

Y

Kevin Mullin

CA

D

Y

Greg Murphy

NC

R

Y

Jerrold Nadler

NY

D

N

Grace Napolitano

CA

D

Y

Richard Neal

MA

D

Y

Joseph Neguse

CO

D

Y

Troy Nehls

TX

R

Y

Dan Newhouse

WA

R

Y

Wiley Nickel

NC

D

Y

Donald Norcross

NJ

D

Y

Ralph Norman

SC

R

N

Zachary Nunn

IA

R

Y

Jay Obernolte

CA

R

Y

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

NY

D

N

Andrew Ogles

TN

R

N

Ilhan Omar

MN

D

Y

Burgess Owens

UT

R

Y

Frank Pallone

NJ

D

Y

Gary Palmer

AL

R

N

Jimmy Panetta

CA

D

Y

Christopher Pappas

NH

D

Y

Bill Pascrell

NJ

D

Y

Donald Payne

NJ

D

Y

Nancy Pelosi

CA

D

Y

Mary Peltola

AK

D

Y

Greg Pence

IN

R

Y

Scott Perry

PA

R

N

Scott Peters

CA

D

Y

Brittany Pettersen

CO

D

Y

August Pfluger

TX

R

Y

Dean Phillips

MN

D

Y

Chellie Pingree

ME

D

Y

Mark Pocan

WI

D

N

Katie Porter

CA

D

N

Bill Posey

FL

R

N

Ayanna Pressley

MA

D

N

Mike Quigley

IL

D

Y

Delia Ramirez

IL

D

N

Jamie Raskin

MD

D

Y

Guy Reschenthaler

PA

R

Y

Lisa Rochester

DE

D

Y

Mike Rogers

AL

R

Y

Hal Rogers

KY

R

Y

John Rose

TN

R

N

Matt Rosendale

MT

R

N

Deborah Ross

NC

D

A

David Rouzer

NC

R

Y

Chip Roy

TX

R

N

Raul Ruiz

CA

D

Y

C.A. Ruppersberger

MD

D

Y

John Rutherford

FL

R

Y

Pat Ryan

NY

D

Y

Maria Salazar

FL

R

Y

Andrea Salinas

OR

D

Y

Linda Sanchez

CA

D

Y

George Santos

NY

R

N

John Sarbanes

MD

D

Y

Steve Scalise

LA

R

Y

Mary Scanlon

PA

D

Y

Janice Schakowsky

IL

D

N

Adam Schiff

CA

D

Y

Bradley Schneider

IL

D

Y

Hillary Scholten

MI

D

Y

Kim Schrier

WA

D

Y

David Schweikert

AZ

R

Y

Austin Scott

GA

R

Y

David Scott

GA

D

Y

Robert Scott

VA

D

N

Keith Self

TX

R

N

Pete Sessions

TX

R

N

Terri Sewell

AL

D

Y

Brad Sherman

CA

D

Y

Mikie Sherrill

NJ

D

Y

Mike Simpson

ID

R

Y

Elissa Slotkin

MI

D

Y

Adam Smith

WA

D

Y

Christopher Smith

NJ

R

Y

Adrian Smith

NE

R

Y

Jason Smith

MO

R

Y

Lloyd Smucker

PA

R

Y

Eric Sorensen

IL

D

Y

Darren Soto

FL

D

Y

Abigail Spanberger

VA

D

Y

Victoria Spartz

IN

R

N

Melanie Stansbury

NM

D

N

Greg Stanton

AZ

D

Y

Pete Stauber

MN

R

Y

Michelle Steel

CA

R

Y

Elise Stefanik

NY

R

Y

Bryan Steil

WI

R

Y

Greg Steube

FL

R

N

Haley Stevens

MI

D

Y

Chris Stewart

UT

R

Y

Marilyn Strickland

WA

D

Y

Dale Strong

AL

R

N

Eric Swalwell

CA

D

Y

Emilia Sykes

OH

D

Y

Mark Takano

CA

D

Y

Claudia Tenney

NY

R

Y

Shri Thanedar

MI

D

Y

Bennie Thompson

MS

D

Y

Glenn Thompson

PA

R

Y

Mike Thompson

CA

D

Y

Tom Tiffany

WI

R

N

William Timmons

SC

R

N

Dina Titus

NV

D

Y

Rashida Tlaib

MI

D

N

Jill Tokuda

HI

D

Y

Paul Tonko

NY

D

Y

Norma Torres

CA

D

N

Ritchie Torres

NY

D

N

Lori Trahan

MA

D

Y

David Trone

MD

D

Y

Michael Turner

OH

R

Y

Lauren Underwood

IL

D

Y

David Valadao

CA

R

Y

Jeff Van Drew

NJ

R

N

Beth Van Duyne

TX

R

N

Derrick Van Orden

WI

R

Y

Juan Vargas

CA

D

N

Gabriel Vasquez

NM

D

Y

Marc Veasey

TX

D

Y

Nydia Velazquez

NY

D

N

Ann Wagner

MO

R

Y

Tim Walberg

MI

R

Y

Michael Waltz

FL

R

N

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

FL

D

Y

Maxine Waters

CA

D

Y

Bonnie Watson Coleman

NJ

D

Y

Randy Weber

TX

R

N

Daniel Webster

FL

R

Y

Brad Wenstrup

OH

R

Y

Bruce Westerman

AR

R

Y

Jennifer Wexton

VA

D

Y

Susan Wild

PA

D

Y

Brandon Williams

NY

R

Y

Nikema Williams

GA

D

N

Roger Williams

TX

R

Y

Joe Wilson

SC

R

Y

Frederica Wilson

FL

D

N

Robert Wittman

VA

R

Y

Steve Womack

AR

R

Y

Rudolph Yakym

IN

R

Y

Ryan Zinke

MT

R

N

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