Key Vote Alert – “NO” on Appropriations Minibus

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The Club for Growth urges all Senators and Representatives to vote NO on the Appropriations minibus. The results of this vote will be included in the Club for Growth Foundation’s 2024 congressional scorecard. This minibus includes the Agriculture/FDA, Commerce, Justice and Science, Energy and Water, Interior and Environment, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs subcommittee appropriations bills.

Despite continued warning signs, Washington remains committed to feeding its spending addiction and forcing an inevitable debt crisis on hardworking Americans. Federal debt stands at $34.4 trillioninflation is rising again, and Congress’ unsustainable appetite for spending is a direct threat to the dominance of the U.S. dollar. There is no time left to waste – conservatives must demand spending reductions that will protect American economic strength and the American people. Unfortunately, the bill being considered this week continues the pattern of broken promises by forcing members to vote on a spending package exceeding 1,000 pages with virtually no time to meaningfully review its provisions. At the same time, the bill once again waives both statutory and Senate pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) provisions.

This bill continues the reckless spending conservatives were elected to stop. The six bills contained in this package facilitate spending amounts that are significantly above the $1.59 trillion cap agreed to as a Fiscal Responsibly Act once gimmicks, offsets that fuel additional spending and disaster funding are accounted for. This is before the likely adoption of a security supplemental, which will push discretionary spending levels even higher. What’s more, the bill is fueled by hundreds of earmarks that are used to help push this bill to final passage. Earmarks are the currency of corruption.

Club for Growth implores House and Senate conservatives to demand a long-term continuing resolution past April 30. This would facilitate needed reductions in non-defense discretionary (NDD) outlays through the FRA’s automatic 1% spending reductions while keeping defense spending above FY2023 enacted levels. It will force President Biden to come to the table to make needed cuts to wasteful NDD programs that promote left wing priorities at odds with the common-sense views of the American people.

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

84

Vote Date

March 8, 2024

Vote Counts

YEAs:

75

NAYs:

22

Not Voting:

3

Name

State

Party

Vote Position

Tammy Baldwin

WI

D

Y

John Barrasso

WY

R

A

Michael Bennet

CO

D

Y

Marsha Blackburn

TN

R

N

Richard Blumenthal

CT

D

Y

Cory Booker

NJ

D

Y

John Boozman

AR

R

Y

Mike Braun

IN

R

N

Katie Britt

AL

R

Y

Sherrod Brown

OH

D

Y

Ted Budd

NC

R

N

Laphonza Butler

CA

D

Y

Maria Cantwell

WA

D

Y

Shelley Moore Capito

WV

R

Y

Benjamin Cardin

MD

D

Y

Thomas Carper

DE

D

Y

Bob Casey

PA

D

Y

Bill Cassidy

LA

R

Y

Susan Collins

ME

R

Y

Christopher Coons

DE

D

Y

John Cornyn

TX

R

Y

Catherine Cortez Masto

NV

D

Y

Tom Cotton

AR

R

Y

Kevin Cramer

ND

R

Y

Mike Crapo

ID

R

N

Ted Cruz

TX

R

N

Steve Daines

MT

R

N

Tammy Duckworth

IL

D

Y

Richard Durbin

IL

D

Y

Joni Ernst

IA

R

Y

John Fetterman

PA

D

Y

Deb Fischer

NE

R

Y

Kirsten Gillibrand

NY

D

Y

Lindsey Graham

SC

R

Y

Chuck Grassley

IA

R

Y

Bill Hagerty

TN

R

N

Maggie Hassan

NH

D

Y

Josh Hawley

MO

R

N

Martin Heinrich

NM

D

Y

John Hickenlooper

CO

D

Y

Mazie Hirono

HI

D

Y

John Hoeven

ND

R

Y

Cindy Hyde-Smith

MS

R

Y

Ron Johnson

WI

R

N

Tim Kaine

VA

D

Y

Mark Kelly

AZ

D

Y

John Kennedy

LA

R

Y

Angus King

ME

I

Y

Amy Klobuchar

MN

D

Y

James Lankford

OK

R

Y

Mike Lee

UT

R

N

Ben Lujan

NM

D

Y

Cynthia Lummis

WY

R

N

Joe Manchin

WV

D

A

Edward Markey

MA

D

Y

Roger Marshall

KS

R

N

Mitch McConnell

KY

R

Y

Robert Menendez

NJ

D

Y

Jeff Merkley

OR

D

Y

Jerry Moran

KS

R

Y

Markwayne Mullin

OK

R

Y

Lisa Murkowski

AK

R

Y

Christopher Murphy

CT

D

N

Patty Murray

WA

D

Y

Thomas Ossoff

GA

D

Y

Alex Padilla

CA

D

Y

Rand Paul

KY

R

N

Gary Peters

MI

D

Y

Jack Reed

RI

D

Y

Pete Ricketts

NE

R

N

Jim Risch

ID

R

N

Mitt Romney

UT

R

A

Jacky Rosen

NV

D

Y

Mike Rounds

SD

R

Y

Marco Rubio

FL

R

N

Bernie Sanders

VT

I

Y

Brian Schatz

HI

D

Y

Eric Schmitt

MO

R

N

Chuck Schumer

NY

D

Y

Rick Scott

FL

R

N

Tim Scott

SC

R

N

Jeanne Shaheen

NH

D

Y

Krysten Sinema

AZ

I

Y

Tina Smith

MN

D

Y

Debbie Stabenow

MI

D

Y

Dan Sullivan

AK

R

Y

Jon Tester

MT

D

Y

John Thune

SD

R

Y

Thom Tillis

NC

R

Y

Tommy Tuberville

AL

R

N

Chris Van Hollen

MD

D

Y

J.D. Vance

OH

R

N

Mark Warner

VA

D

Y

Raphael Warnock

GA

D

Y

Elizabeth Warren

MA

D

Y

Peter Welch

VT

D

Y

Sheldon Whitehouse

RI

D

Y

Roger Wicker

MS

R

Y

Ron Wyden

OR

D

Y

Todd Young

IN

R

Y

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