Key Vote Alert – Confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett

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Club for Growth strongly supports the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett as Associate Justice on the Supreme Court.  Her confirmation will be considered soon in the United States Senate. The result of the vote will be included in the Club for Growth Foundation’s 2020 Congressional Scorecard.

Club for Growth believes Judge Barrett will be a pro-growth Justice for many reasons. Barrett’s judicial philosophy will have a positive impact on limiting agency overregulation. Current jurisprudence requires that when a judge and an agency disagree on how to interpret the law, the tie goes to the agency, which too often empowers the unelected bureaucrat. Free reign of agency interpretation and action has led to a dramatic expansion of regulatory authority to the detriment of economic liberty and property rights. Recent decisions and the current composition of the Supreme Court hints that administrative deference may soon face substantive limitations.

Judge Barrett follows a judicial philosophy called “pragmatic originalism” that gives respect to prior precedent to avoid excessive disruption, but which is still willing to overrule erroneous former precedent. Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s jurisprudence signals that she would work to rein-in agency overreach to the benefit of economic growth and individual rights.

We know Barrett’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court bodes well for economic liberty and property rights, particularly in relation to agency action in regulation. Judge Barrett loves the Constitution and sees the value of precedent but also is willing to revisit cases that are inconsistent with the Constitution. She may be willing to overrule prior erroneous precedent on excessive regulation, and at the very least is poised to limit agency overreach. Courts should protect economic freedom and liberty.

Club for Growth Foundation’s Congressional Scorecard for the 116th 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

Yes

Required for Majority

1/2

Vote Results

Nomination Confirmed

Vote Number

224

Vote Date

October 26, 2020

Vote Counts

YEAs:

0

NAYs:

0

Not Voting:

95

Name

State

Party

Vote Position

Lamar Alexander

TN

R

Y

Tammy Baldwin

WI

D

N

John Barrasso

WY

R

Y

Michael Bennet

CO

D

N

Marsha Blackburn

TN

R

Y

Richard Blumenthal

CT

D

N

Roy Blunt

MO

R

Y

Cory Booker

NJ

D

N

John Boozman

AR

R

Y

Mike Braun

IN

R

Y

Sherrod Brown

OH

D

N

Richard Burr

NC

R

Y

Maria Cantwell

WA

D

N

Shelley Capito

WV

R

Y

Benjamin Cardin

MD

D

N

Thomas Carper

DE

D

N

Bob Casey

PA

D

N

Bill Cassidy

LA

R

Y

Susan Collins

ME

R

N

Christopher Coons

DE

D

N

John Cornyn

TX

R

Y

Catherine Cortez Masto

NV

D

N

Tom Cotton

AR

R

Y

Kevin Cramer

ND

R

Y

Mike Crapo

ID

R

Y

Ted Cruz

TX

R

Y

Steve Daines

MT

R

Y

Tammy Duckworth

IL

D

N

Richard Durbin

IL

D

N

Michael Enzi

WY

R

Y

Joni Ernst

IA

R

Y

Dianne Feinstein

CA

D

N

Deb Fischer

NE

R

Y

Cory Gardner

CO

R

Y

Kirsten Gillibrand

NY

D

N

Lindsey Graham

SC

R

Y

Chuck Grassley

IA

R

Y

Kamala Harris

CA

D

N

Maggie Hassan

NH

D

N

Josh Hawley

MO

R

Y

Martin Heinrich

NM

D

N

Mazie Hirono

HI

D

N

John Hoeven

ND

R

Y

Cindy Hyde-Smith

MS

R

Y

James Inhofe

OK

R

Y

Ron Johnson

WI

R

Y

Doug Jones

AL

D

N

Tim Kaine

VA

D

N

John Kennedy

LA

R

Y

Angus King

ME

I

N

Amy Klobuchar

MN

D

N

James Lankford

OK

R

Y

Patrick Leahy

VT

D

N

Mike Lee

UT

R

Y

Kelly Loeffler

GA

R

Y

Joe Manchin

WV

D

N

Edward Markey

MA

D

N

Mitch McConnell

KY

R

Y

Robert Menendez

NJ

D

N

Jeff Merkley

OR

D

N

Jerry Moran

KS

R

Y

Lisa Murkowski

AK

R

Y

Christopher Murphy

CT

D

N

Patty Murray

WA

D

N

Rand Paul

KY

R

Y

David Perdue

GA

R

Y

Gary Peters

MI

D

N

Rob Portman

OH

R

Y

Jack Reed

RI

D

N

Jim Risch

ID

R

Y

Pat Roberts

KS

R

Y

Mitt Romney

UT

R

Y

Mike Rounds

SD

R

Y

Marco Rubio

FL

R

Y

Bernie Sanders

VT

I

N

Ben Sasse

NE

R

Y

Brian Schatz

HI

D

N

Chuck Schumer

NY

D

N

Tim Scott

SC

R

Y

Rick Scott

FL

R

Y

Jeanne Shaheen

NH

D

N

Richard Shelby

AL

R

Y

Tina Smith

MN

D

N

Debbie Stabenow

MI

D

N

Dan Sullivan

AK

R

Y

Jon Tester

MT

D

N

John Thune

SD

R

Y

Thom Tillis

NC

R

Y

Pat Toomey

PA

R

Y

Tom Udall

NM

D

N

Mark Warner

VA

D

N

Elizabeth Warren

MA

D

N

Sheldon Whitehouse

RI

D

N

Roger Wicker

MS

R

Y

Ron Wyden

OR

D

N

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