Key Vote Alert – “NO” on Attempts to Increase Proposed Tax Rates in the Senate Tax Reform Plan

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KEY VOTE ALERT
“NO” on Attempts to Increase Proposed Tax Rates in the Senate Tax Reform Plan

The Club for Growth urges all Senators to vote NO on any amendment that will increase any of the corporate or individual tax rates established in the proposal that was reported out of the Senate Budget Committee. Votes on such amendments are expected today and tomorrow. Some or all of these votes will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2017 Congressional Scorecard.

In its current form, the Club for Growth supports the Senate Budget Committee proposal. It includes pro-growth corporate tax cuts, full expensing, a switch to a territorial tax system, and solid, but modest improvements to the individual code.

Now that the bill is being debated on the Senate floor, there will be attempts to weaken it, including the Rubio-Lee amendment that will expand the child tax credit, paid for with a 2-point increase in the proposed corporate rate. The Club will score against the Rubio-Lee amendment.

The Club also opposes the so-called “trigger”. While details are still unknown, it’s clear that such a mechanism could lead to tax hikes in future years. Any amendment that proposes such a trigger will be scored against by the Club. Likewise, any amendment that proposes to remove the trigger will be scored in favor by the Club.

Our Congressional Scorecard for the 115th 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.

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Vote Results

Club Position

No

Required for Majority

1/2

Vote Results

Motion Rejected

Vote Number

296

Vote Date

December 1, 2017

Vote Counts

YEAs:

29

NAYs:

71

Not Voting:

0

Name

State

Party

Vote Position

Lamar Alexander

TN

R

N

Tammy Baldwin

WI

D

N

John Barrasso

WY

R

N

Michael Bennet

CO

D

N

Richard Blumenthal

CT

D

N

Roy Blunt

MO

R

Y

Cory Booker

NJ

D

N

John Boozman

AR

R

N

Sherrod Brown

OH

D

N

Richard Burr

NC

R

N

Maria Cantwell

WA

D

N

Shelley Capito

WV

R

Y

Benjamin Cardin

MD

D

N

Thomas Carper

DE

D

N

Robert Casey

PA

D

N

Bill Cassidy

LA

R

Y

Thad Cochran

MS

R

N

Susan Collins

ME

R

Y

Christopher Coons

DE

D

N

Bob Corker

TN

R

N

John Cornyn

TX

R

N

Catherine Cortez Masto

NV

D

N

Tom Cotton

AR

R

Y

Mike Crapo

ID

R

Y

Ted Cruz

TX

R

Y

Steve Daines

MT

R

N

Joe Donnelly

IN

D

Y

Tammy Duckworth

IL

D

N

Richard Durbin

IL

D

N

Michael Enzi

WY

R

N

Joni Ernst

IA

R

Y

Dianne Feinstein

CA

D

N

Deb Fischer

NE

R

Y

Jeff Flake

AZ

R

N

Al Franken

MN

D

N

Cory Gardner

CO

R

Y

Kirsten Gillibrand

NY

D

N

Lindsey Graham

SC

R

N

Chuck Grassley

IA

R

N

Kamala Harris

CA

D

N

Maggie Hassan

NH

D

N

Orrin Hatch

UT

R

N

Martin Heinrich

NM

D

N

Heidi Heitkamp

ND

D

Y

Dean Heller

NV

R

Y

Mazie Hirono

HI

D

N

John Hoeven

ND

R

Y

James Inhofe

OK

R

N

Johnny Isakson

GA

R

N

Ron Johnson

WI

R

N

Tim Kaine

VA

D

N

John Kennedy

LA

R

Y

Angus King

ME

I

Y

Amy Klobuchar

MN

D

Y

James Lankford

OK

R

N

Patrick Leahy

VT

D

N

Mike Lee

UT

R

Y

Joe Manchin

WV

D

Y

Edward Markey

MA

D

N

John McCain

AZ

R

N

Claire McCaskill

MO

D

Y

Mitch McConnell

KY

R

N

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

Bill Nelson

FL

D

Y

Rand Paul

KY

R

N

David Perdue

GA

R

N

Gary Peters

MI

D

Y

Rob Portman

OH

R

N

Jack Reed

RI

D

N

Jim Risch

ID

R

Y

Pat Roberts

KS

R

N

Mike Rounds

SD

R

N

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

N

Jeanne Shaheen

NH

D

N

Richard Shelby

AL

R

N

Debbie Stabenow

MI

D

Y

Luther Strange

AL

R

N

Dan Sullivan

AK

R

Y

Jon Tester

MT

D

N

John Thune

SD

R

N

Thom Tillis

NC

R

N

Pat Toomey

PA

R

N

Tom Udall

NM

D

N

Chris Van Hollen

MD

D

N

Mark Warner

VA

D

N

Elizabeth Warren

MA

D

N

Sheldon Whitehouse

RI

D

N

Roger Wicker

MS

R

N

Ron Wyden

OR

D

N

Todd Young

IN

R

N

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