“NO” on Emergency Security Supplemental to Respond to January 6th Appropriations Act, H.R. 3237
The Club for Growth opposes the Emergency Security Supplemental to Respond to January 6th Act, H.R. 3237 and urges all Representatives to vote NO on it. A vote is expected today in the House. The results of this vote will be included in the Club for Growth Foundation’s 2021 congressional scorecard.
H.R. 3237 is a partisan effort to divide Congress over the events that occurred on January 6th. It is not about an emergency situation to fund security personnel on Capitol Hill, or to strengthen security measures surrounding the Capitol because of an existing threat assessment.
This bill provides $1.9 billion in “emergency” funding several months after the security breach. The bill also creates a $250 million slush fund of taxpayer money for Members’ of Congress future security expenses that are not yet determined. Emergency Funding designations should be reserved for actual emergencies. If security upgrades are deemed necessary, the funding should be subject to the regular appropriations process.
Instead of engaging in partisanship over the events of January 6th, Congress should require the Capitol fencing to be removed and reopen the Capitol complex to the American public. The American People should have full access to a free and open government and its Representatives and Senators, including the Constitutional rights to peaceably assemble at the Capitol and present petitions to government in person.
Club for Growth Foundation’s Congressional Scorecard for the 117th 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.