Key Vote Alert – House – Speaker Vote

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The Club for Growth urges all Representatives to vote for a Speaker of the House of Representatives that will provide transformational reforms to the House, build a bold pro-growth legislative agenda, and restore the individual rights and powers of the rank-and-file membership. If a candidate for Speaker refuses to support and adopt the reforms outlined below – Club for Growth urges all Representatives to vote against that candidate for Speaker. The results of one or more votes will be included in the Club for Growth Foundation’s 2023 congressional scorecard.

Leadership races are typically “inside baseball” politics but the American People are desperate for new political leadership in America. The career politicians from both parties that have led the House, Senate, and White House yield a lack of enthusiasm among the American People. That is why there is not an electoral mandate for any specific candidate to be Speaker. The House is not about one person or a Speaker of the House. In fact, the House is not even about 435 people. The House is about representation of over 330 million Americans. What’s more important to the American People than any individual member is the dire necessity to restore the House of Representatives to a legislative body that gives all Members from all communities a voice to speak on behalf of constituents, the ability to amend and impact legislation, and a vote on behalf of the People they were elected to represent.

The next Speaker must also pledge to hold an up-or-down vote on a Constitutional Amendment providing term limits at the length of three terms in the House and two terms in the Senate in order to expose the career politicians that only serve their own interests and to enrich themselves, not public service in the best interests of the American People.

On December 1st, 2022, David McIntosh, President, Club for Growth issued a statement that said:

“For far too long, the House Leadership from both parties has consolidated power into the select few, rather than embracing the diverse viewpoints of the rank-and-file Membership representing constituents across America. Instead of mimicking Nancy Pelosi’s regime, the new Speaker of the House should adopt the following reforms in order to return democracy to the House of Representatives.”

  • Return to the rules of the 114th Congress. It is especially important to have a functioning amendment process for the House to function. This includes allowing “open rules” on all major rule legislation, such as appropriations. It is unacceptable that in the last six years there have been no – zero – amendments on legislation permitted from rank-and-file Members brought to a vote;
  • Congressional Leadership Fund should be prohibited from spending money or providing grants to any super PAC to engage in open Republican primaries or against any Republican incumbent. Additionally, the Speaker shall not be permitted to solicit funds or direct any other super PAC to oppose a Republican incumbent;
  • Give conservatives a seat at the table. A true conservative Representative must also be included in House Republican Leadership. None of the elected leadership from last month’s (November) leadership elections represents the views of 33% of Republicans who are elected conservatives in order to satisfy this requirement.

The transformational reforms described in this key vote alert are vital to restoring the People’s House and ending business as usual. Club for Growth strongly urges all Representatives to vote for a candidate for Speaker that supports these reforms and to oppose a candidate for Speaker that does not. Otherwise, the People’s House won’t be restored and business as usual will continue in the nation’s capital.

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

Yes

Required for Majority

1/2

Vote Results

Passed

Vote Number

20

Vote Date

January 7, 2023

Vote Counts

YEAs:

222

NAYs:

212

Not Voting:

0

Name

State

Party

Vote Position

Alma Adams

NC

D

N

Robert Aderholt

AL

R

Y

Pete Aguilar

CA

D

N

Mark Alford

MO

R

Y

Rick Allen

GA

R

Y

Colin Allred

TX

D

N

Mark Amodei

NV

R

Y

Kelly Armstrong

ND

R

Y

Jodey Arrington

TX

R

Y

Jake Auchincloss

MA

D

N

Brian Babin

TX

R

Y

Don Bacon

NE

R

Y

James Baird

IN

R

Y

Troy Balderson

OH

R

Y

Becca Balint

VT

D

N

Jim Banks

IN

R

Y

Andy Barr

KY

R

Y

Nanette Barragan

CA

D

N

Aaron Bean

FL

R

Y

Joyce Beatty

OH

D

N

Cliff Bentz

OR

R

Y

Ami Bera

CA

D

N

Jack Bergman

MI

R

Y

Don Beyer

VA

D

N

Stephanie Bice

OK

R

Y

Andy Biggs

AZ

R

Y

Gus Bilirakis

FL

R

Y

Sanford Bishop

GA

D

N

Dan Bishop

NC

R

Y

Earl Blumenauer

OR

D

N

Lauren Boebert

CO

R

Y

Suzanne Bonamici

OR

D

N

Mike Bost

IL

R

Y

Jamaal Bowman

NY

D

N

Brendan Boyle

PA

D

N

Josh Brecheen

OK

R

Y

Shontel Brown

OH

D

N

Julia Brownley

CA

D

N

Vern Buchanan

FL

R

Y

Ken Buck

CO

R

Y

Larry Bucshon

IN

R

Y

Nikki Budzinski

IL

D

N

Tim Burchett

TN

R

Y

Michael Burgess

TX

R

Y

Eric Burlison

MO

R

Y

Cori Bush

MO

D

N

Ken Calvert

CA

R

Y

Kat Cammack

FL

R

Y

Yadira Caraveo

CO

D

N

Salud Carbajal

CA

D

N

Tony Cardenas

CA

D

N

Mike Carey

OH

R

Y

Jerry Carl

AL

R

Y

Andre Carson

IN

D

N

Troy Carter

LA

D

N

John Carter

TX

R

Y

Buddy Carter

GA

R

Y

Matthew Cartwright

PA

D

N

Greg Casar

TX

D

N

Ed Case

HI

D

N

Sean Casten

IL

D

N

Kathy Castor

FL

D

N

Joaquin Castro

TX

D

N

Lori Chavez-DeRemer

OR

R

Y

Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick

FL

D

N

Judy Chu

CA

D

N

David Cicilline

RI

D

N

Juan Ciscomani

AZ

R

Y

Katherine Clark

MA

D

N

Yvette Clarke

NY

D

N

Emanuel Cleaver

MO

D

N

Ben Cline

VA

R

Y

Michael Cloud

TX

R

Y

James Clyburn

SC

D

N

Andrew Clyde

GA

R

Y

Steve Cohen

TN

D

N

Tom Cole

OK

R

Y

Mike Collins

GA

R

Y

James Comer

KY

R

Y

Gerald Connolly

VA

D

N

Luis Correa

CA

D

N

Jim Costa

CA

D

N

Joe Courtney

CT

D

N

Angela Craig

MN

D

N

Elijah Crane

AZ

R

Y

Rick Crawford

AR

R

Y

Dan Crenshaw

TX

R

Y

Jasmine Crockett

TX

D

N

Jason Crow

CO

D

N

Henry Cuellar

TX

D

N

John Curtis

UT

R

Y

Anthony D'Esposito

NY

R

Y

Sharice Davids

KS

D

N

Warren Davidson

OH

R

Y

Donald Davis

NC

D

N

Danny Davis

IL

D

N

Monica De La Cruz

TX

R

Y

Madeleine Dean

PA

D

N

Diana DeGette

CO

D

N

Rosa DeLauro

CT

D

N

Suzan DelBene

WA

D

N

Christopher Deluzio

PA

D

N

Mark DeSaulnier

CA

D

N

Scott DesJarlais

TN

R

Y

Mario Diaz-Balart

FL

R

Y

Debbie Dingell

MI

D

N

Lloyd Doggett

TX

D

N

Byron Donalds

FL

R

Y

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

N

Anna Eshoo

CA

D

N

Adriano Espaillat

NY

D

N

Ron Estes

KS

R

Y

Dwight Evans

PA

D

N

Mike Ezell

MS

R

Y

Pat Fallon

TX

R

Y

Randy Feenstra

IA

R

Y

Drew Ferguson

GA

R

Y

Teresa Fernandez

NM

D

N

Brad Finstad

MN

R

Y

Michelle Fischbach

MN

R

Y

Scott Fitzgerald

WI

R

Y

Brian Fitzpatrick

PA

R

Y

Chuck Fleischmann

TN

R

Y

Lizzie Fletcher

TX

D

N

Mike Flood

NE

R

Y

Bill Foster

IL

D

N

Valerie Foushee

NC

D

N

Virginia Foxx

NC

R

Y

Lois Frankel

FL

D

N

Scott Franklin

FL

R

Y

Maxwell Frost

FL

D

N

Russell Fry

SC

R

Y

Russ Fulcher

ID

R

Y

Matt Gaetz

FL

R

Y

Mike Gallagher

WI

R

Y

Ruben Gallego

AZ

D

N

John Garamendi

CA

D

N

Andrew Garbarino

NY

R

Y

Robert Garcia

CA

D

N

Jesus Garcia

IL

D

N

Mike Garcia

CA

R

Y

Sylvia Garcia

TX

D

N

Carlos Gimenez

FL

R

Y

Marie Gluesenkamp Perez

WA

D

N

Jared Golden

ME

D

N

Daniel Goldman

NY

D

N

Jimmy Gomez

CA

D

N

Tony Gonzales

TX

R

Y

Vicente Gonzalez

TX

D

N

Robert Good

VA

R

Y

Lance Gooden

TX

R

Y

Paul Gosar

AZ

R

Y

Josh Gottheimer

NJ

D

N

Kay Granger

TX

R

Y

Garret Graves

LA

R

Y

Sam Graves

MO

R

Y

Mark Green

TN

R

Y

Al Green

TX

D

N

Marjorie Greene

GA

R

Y

H. Morgan Griffith

VA

R

Y

Raul Grijalva

AZ

D

N

Glenn Grothman

WI

R

Y

Michael Guest

MS

R

Y

Brett Guthrie

KY

R

Y

Harriet Hageman

WY

R

Y

Josh Harder

CA

D

N

Andy Harris

MD

R

Y

Diana Harshbarger

TN

R

Y

Jahana Hayes

CT

D

N

Kevin Hern

OK

R

Y

Clay Higgins

LA

R

Y

Brian Higgins

NY

D

N

French Hill

AR

R

Y

James Himes

CT

D

N

Ashley Hinson

IA

R

Y

Steven Horsford

NV

D

N

Erin Houchin

IN

R

Y

Chrissy Houlahan

PA

D

N

Steny Hoyer

MD

D

N

Val Hoyle

OR

D

N

Richard Hudson

NC

R

Y

Jared Huffman

CA

D

N

Bill Huizenga

MI

R

Y

Wesley Hunt

TX

R

Y

Darrell Issa

CA

R

Y

Glenn Ivey

MD

D

N

Ronny Jackson

TX

R

Y

Jonathan Jackson

IL

D

N

Jeff Jackson

NC

D

N

Sheila Jackson-Lee

TX

D

N

Sara Jacobs

CA

D

N

John James

MI

R

Y

Pramila Jayapal

WA

D

N

Hakeem Jeffries

NY

D

N

Mike Johnson

LA

R

Y

Bill Johnson

OH

R

Y

Henry Johnson

GA

D

N

Dusty Johnson

SD

R

Y

Jim Jordan

OH

R

Y

John Joyce

PA

R

Y

David Joyce

OH

R

Y

Sydney Kamlager-Dove

CA

D

N

Marcy Kaptur

OH

D

N

Thomas Kean

NJ

R

Y

William Keating

MA

D

N

Trent Kelly

MS

R

Y

Mike Kelly

PA

R

Y

Robin Kelly

IL

D

N

Ro Khanna

CA

D

N

Jennifer Kiggans

VA

R

Y

Daniel Kildee

MI

D

N

Kevin Kiley

CA

R

Y

Derek Kilmer

WA

D

N

Andy Kim

NJ

D

N

Young Kim

CA

R

Y

Raja Krishnamoorthi

IL

D

N

Ann Kuster

NH

D

N

David Kustoff

TN

R

Y

Darin LaHood

IL

R

Y

Nicholas LaLota

NY

R

Y

Doug LaMalfa

CA

R

Y

Doug Lamborn

CO

R

Y

Greg Landsman

OH

D

N

Nicholas Langworthy

NY

R

Y

Rick Larsen

WA

D

N

John Larson

CT

D

N

Bob Latta

OH

R

Y

Jake LaTurner

KS

R

Y

Michael Lawler

NY

R

Y

Suzanne Lee

NV

D

N

Summer Lee

PA

D

N

Barbara Lee

CA

D

N

Laurel Lee

FL

R

Y

Debbie Lesko

AZ

R

Y

Julia Letlow

LA

R

Y

Mike Levin

CA

D

N

Ted Lieu

CA

D

N

Zoe Lofgren

CA

D

N

Barry Loudermilk

GA

R

Y

Frank Lucas

OK

R

Y

Blaine Luetkemeyer

MO

R

Y

Anna Luna

FL

R

Y

Morgan Luttrell

TX

R

Y

Stephen Lynch

MA

D

N

Nancy Mace

SC

R

Y

Seth Magaziner

RI

D

N

Nicole Malliotakis

NY

R

Y

Tracey Mann

KS

R

Y

Kathy Manning

NC

D

N

Thomas Massie

KY

R

Y

Brian Mast

FL

R

Y

Doris Matsui

CA

D

N

Lucy McBath

GA

D

N

Kevin McCarthy

CA

R

Y

Michael McCaul

TX

R

Y

Lisa McClain

MI

R

Y

Tom McClintock

CA

R

Y

Betty McCollum

MN

D

N

Richard McCormick

GA

R

Y

Morgan McGarvey

KY

D

N

James McGovern

MA

D

N

Patrick McHenry

NC

R

Y

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

WA

R

Y

Gregory Meeks

NY

D

N

Robert Menendez

NJ

D

N

Grace Meng

NY

D

N

Dan Meuser

PA

R

Y

Kweisi Mfume

MD

D

N

Max Miller

OH

R

Y

Carol Miller

WV

R

Y

Mary Miller

IL

R

Y

Mariannette Miller-Meeks

IA

R

Y

Cory Mills

FL

R

Y

Marcus Molinaro

NY

R

Y

John Moolenaar

MI

R

Y

Alex Mooney

WV

R

Y

Gwen Moore

WI

D

N

Barry Moore

AL

R

Y

Blake Moore

UT

R

Y

Nathaniel Moran

TX

R

Y

Joseph Morelle

NY

D

N

Jared Moskowitz

FL

D

N

Seth Moulton

MA

D

N

Frank Mrvan

IN

D

N

Kevin Mullin

CA

D

N

Greg Murphy

NC

R

Y

Jerrold Nadler

NY

D

N

Grace Napolitano

CA

D

N

Richard Neal

MA

D

N

Joseph Neguse

CO

D

N

Troy Nehls

TX

R

Y

Dan Newhouse

WA

R

Y

Wiley Nickel

NC

D

N

Donald Norcross

NJ

D

N

Ralph Norman

SC

R

Y

Zachary Nunn

IA

R

Y

Jay Obernolte

CA

R

Y

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

NY

D

N

Andrew Ogles

TN

R

Y

Ilhan Omar

MN

D

N

Burgess Owens

UT

R

Y

Frank Pallone

NJ

D

N

Gary Palmer

AL

R

Y

Jimmy Panetta

CA

D

N

Christopher Pappas

NH

D

N

Bill Pascrell

NJ

D

N

Donald Payne

NJ

D

N

Nancy Pelosi

CA

D

N

Mary Peltola

AK

D

N

Greg Pence

IN

R

Y

Scott Perry

PA

R

Y

Scott Peters

CA

D

N

Brittany Pettersen

CO

D

N

August Pfluger

TX

R

Y

Dean Phillips

MN

D

N

Chellie Pingree

ME

D

N

Mark Pocan

WI

D

N

Katie Porter

CA

D

N

Bill Posey

FL

R

Y

Ayanna Pressley

MA

D

N

Mike Quigley

IL

D

N

Delia Ramirez

IL

D

N

Jamie Raskin

MD

D

N

Guy Reschenthaler

PA

R

Y

Lisa Rochester

DE

D

N

Mike Rogers

AL

R

Y

Hal Rogers

KY

R

Y

John Rose

TN

R

Y

Matt Rosendale

MT

R

Y

Deborah Ross

NC

D

N

David Rouzer

NC

R

Y

Chip Roy

TX

R

Y

Raul Ruiz

CA

D

N

C.A. Ruppersberger

MD

D

N

John Rutherford

FL

R

Y

Pat Ryan

NY

D

N

Maria Salazar

FL

R

Y

Andrea Salinas

OR

D

N

Linda Sanchez

CA

D

N

George Santos

NY

R

Y

John Sarbanes

MD

D

N

Steve Scalise

LA

R

Y

Mary Scanlon

PA

D

N

Janice Schakowsky

IL

D

N

Adam Schiff

CA

D

N

Bradley Schneider

IL

D

N

Hillary Scholten

MI

D

N

Kim Schrier

WA

D

N

David Schweikert

AZ

R

Y

David Scott

GA

D

N

Robert Scott

VA

D

N

Austin Scott

GA

R

Y

Keith Self

TX

R

Y

Pete Sessions

TX

R

Y

Terri Sewell

AL

D

N

Brad Sherman

CA

D

N

Mikie Sherrill

NJ

D

N

Mike Simpson

ID

R

Y

Elissa Slotkin

MI

D

N

Adam Smith

WA

D

N

Adrian Smith

NE

R

Y

Christopher Smith

NJ

R

Y

Jason Smith

MO

R

Y

Lloyd Smucker

PA

R

Y

Eric Sorensen

IL

D

N

Darren Soto

FL

D

N

Abigail Spanberger

VA

D

N

Victoria Spartz

IN

R

Y

Melanie Stansbury

NM

D

N

Greg Stanton

AZ

D

N

Pete Stauber

MN

R

Y

Michelle Steel

CA

R

Y

Elise Stefanik

NY

R

Y

Bryan Steil

WI

R

Y

Greg Steube

FL

R

Y

Haley Stevens

MI

D

N

Chris Stewart

UT

R

Y

Marilyn Strickland

WA

D

N

Dale Strong

AL

R

Y

Eric Swalwell

CA

D

N

Emilia Sykes

OH

D

N

Mark Takano

CA

D

N

Claudia Tenney

NY

R

Y

Shri Thanedar

MI

D

N

Glenn Thompson

PA

R

Y

Bennie Thompson

MS

D

N

Mike Thompson

CA

D

N

Tom Tiffany

WI

R

Y

William Timmons

SC

R

Y

Dina Titus

NV

D

N

Rashida Tlaib

MI

D

N

Jill Tokuda

HI

D

N

Paul Tonko

NY

D

N

Norma Torres

CA

D

N

Ritchie Torres

NY

D

N

Lori Trahan

MA

D

N

David Trone

MD

D

N

Michael Turner

OH

R

Y

Lauren Underwood

IL

D

N

David Valadao

CA

R

Y

Jeff Van Drew

NJ

R

Y

Beth Van Duyne

TX

R

Y

Derrick Van Orden

WI

R

Y

Juan Vargas

CA

D

N

Gabriel Vasquez

NM

D

N

Marc Veasey

TX

D

N

Nydia Velazquez

NY

D

N

Ann Wagner

MO

R

Y

Tim Walberg

MI

R

Y

Michael Waltz

FL

R

Y

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

FL

D

N

Maxine Waters

CA

D

N

Bonnie Watson Coleman

NJ

D

N

Randy Weber

TX

R

Y

Daniel Webster

FL

R

Y

Brad Wenstrup

OH

R

Y

Bruce Westerman

AR

R

Y

Jennifer Wexton

VA

D

N

Susan Wild

PA

D

N

Brandon Williams

NY

R

Y

Roger Williams

TX

R

Y

Nikema Williams

GA

D

N

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

Y

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