KEY VOTE ALERT
“NO” on FY15 Continuing Resolution (HJRes 124)
The Club for Growth urges all House members to oppose the FY15 continuing resolution (H.J.Res. 124). A vote is expected tomorrow, or later this week. This vote will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2014 Congressional Scorecard.
The Club has a long track record of opposing continuing resolutions since they are inherently an abdication of responsibility by politicians to make the tough decisions needed to pass sustainable federal budgets. Secondly, as a practical matter, lame-duck sessions of Congress are an invitation for legislative mischief, and that is when this CR would expire. So-called “employees” shouldn’t go back to work – especially when they are responsible for American tax dollars – after they retire or are fired.
Finally, the Club opposes this CR because House GOP leadership has decided to extend the charter of the Export-Import Bank, despite making public statements calling for the Bank to expire. The Club for Growth hopes that Republican leadership eventually follows through on ending the Bank, if that is their committed desire, and we stand ready to work with members in the House and Senate to make that happen in the swiftest way possible.
Our Congressional Scorecard for the 113th 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: The Club withdrew this key vote. See the explanation here.