Key Vote Alert – NO on CASH Act

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“NO” on H.R. 9047, The “CASH” Act

Club for Growth opposes H.R. 9047, the Caring for Americans with Supplemental Help Act, also known as the “CASH Act” and urges all Representatives and Senators to vote no on the legislation. The legislation is expected to be considered in the House under a suspension of the rules, and could also be considered soon in the Senate. The result of the vote will be included in the Club for Growth Foundation’s 2020 Congressional Scorecard.

This legislation amends the 2020 Christmas Wish-List COVID Relief and Omnibus appropriations bill in order to increase the dollar amount of direct payments to some Americans. This bill would amend the direct payments from the 2020 COVID Relief/Omnibus from $600 per adult and $600 for each dependent to $2,000 for each adult and dependent, immensely increasing the cost of the direct payment provision. The authors of the legislation also purposefully ignore all deficit impacts of this legislation by including a waiver of statutory PAYGO requirements and refusing to cut other spending and handouts to the bureaucracy, special interests, and foreign countries. Although analysis on the budgetary impacts of this legislation is not available from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) based on previous cost-estimates on direct payments to roughly the same number of Americans, this legislation would add hundreds of billions of dollars to the deficit.

This bill continues to adhere to the Left’s socialist vision of class warfare because the direct payment is not available to all Americans. This legislation would continue the phase out to provisions for individuals from $75,000 to $100,000 – meaning if you are an individual with an income above $100,000 you would receive zero dollars in the direct payment. For joint tax filers, the direct payment phases out from $150,000 to $200,000. Moreover, you do not need to be a federal taxpayer in order to receive the direct payment. Therefore, these direct payments are essentially welfare payments to most Americans, many of which may not have suffered financially during the COVID pandemic. While some proponents of the bill argue that the direct payment goes to Americans that are in need, there is no standard within the legislation to determine whether recipients are actually in a need-based category. Even worse, many Congressional proponents of this legislation have announced their intention to increase federal taxes on the American people in 2021 by repealing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).

Generally, returning more taxpayer dollars to the American people is as a good thing, but this bill does not accomplish the endeavor of decreasing taxation on the American people. Instead, this bill increases federal spending in the form of rebates and cash payments. And while this legislation could have inflationary impact on the dollar, such analysis is not available to the public or the Members of Congress voting on the bill. As with all spending increases, this bill increases the future tax burden of the American people by adding to the unsustainable levels of debt that has been incurred by irresponsible federal lawmakers in recent years. Too often, politicians look to provide government handouts in order to gain favor with constituents. This bill is no exception. But as Milton Friedman would say, “there’s no such thing as a free lunch.” The supply of money is limited and when government prints money, it decreases the value of currency and further stifles the ability of low and middle-income Americans to accumulate wealth and prosperity due to inflation.

While some Members of Congress argue that government has “taken” from the American people through lockdowns and stay-at-home orders, these directives have been issued at the state and local levels of government. The best way to improve prosperity and wealth in America is to safely reopen as much of the U.S. economy as fast as possible and enact economic policies that increase productivity, boost wages, and add new jobs to the economy.

Club for Growth Foundation’s Congressional Scorecard for the 116th 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

252

Vote Date

December 28, 2020

Vote Counts

YEAs:

0

NAYs:

0

Not Voting:

430

Name

State

Party

Vote Position

Ralph Abraham

LA

R

A

Alma Adams

NC

D

Y

Robert Aderholt

AL

R

Y

Pete Aguilar

CA

D

Y

Rick Allen

GA

R

N

Colin Allred

TX

D

Y

Justin Amash

MI

I

N

Mark Amodei

NV

R

N

Kelly Armstrong

ND

R

N

Jodey Arrington

TX

R

N

Cindy Axne

IA

D

Y

Brian Babin

TX

R

N

Don Bacon

NE

R

N

James Baird

IN

R

Y

Troy Balderson

OH

R

N

Jim Banks

IN

R

N

Andy Barr

KY

R

A

Nanette Barragan

CA

D

Y

Karen Bass

CA

D

Y

Joyce Beatty

OH

D

Y

Ami Bera

CA

D

Y

Jack Bergman

MI

R

Y

Don Beyer

VA

D

Y

Andy Biggs

AZ

R

N

Gus Bilirakis

FL

R

A

Dan Bishop

NC

R

N

Rob Bishop

UT

R

A

Sanford Bishop

GA

D

Y

Earl Blumenauer

OR

D

Y

Suzanne Bonamici

OR

D

Y

Mike Bost

IL

R

N

Brendan Boyle

PA

D

Y

Kevin Brady

TX

R

N

Anthony Brindisi

NY

D

Y

Susan Brooks

IN

R

Y

Mo Brooks

AL

R

N

Anthony Brown

MD

D

Y

Julia Brownley

CA

D

Y

Vern Buchanan

FL

R

N

Ken Buck

CO

R

N

Larry Bucshon

IN

R

N

Ted Budd

NC

R

N

Tim Burchett

TN

R

N

Michael Burgess

TX

R

Y

Cheri Bustos

IL

D

Y

G.K. Butterfield

NC

D

Y

Bradley Byrne

AL

R

N

Ken Calvert

CA

R

Y

Salud Carbajal

CA

D

Y

Tony Cardenas

CA

D

Y

Andre Carson

IN

D

Y

Buddy Carter

GA

R

N

John Carter

TX

R

A

Matthew Cartwright

PA

D

Y

Ed Case

HI

D

Y

Sean Casten

IL

D

Y

Kathy Castor

FL

D

Y

Joaquin Castro

TX

D

Y

Steve Chabot

OH

R

N

Liz Cheney

WY

R

N

Judy Chu

CA

D

Y

David Cicilline

RI

D

Y

Gil Cisneros

CA

D

Y

Katherine Clark

MA

D

Y

Yvette Clarke

NY

D

Y

Lacy Clay

MO

D

Y

Emanuel Cleaver

MO

D

Y

Ben Cline

VA

R

N

Michael Cloud

TX

R

N

James Clyburn

SC

D

Y

Steve Cohen

TN

D

Y

Tom Cole

OK

R

Y

Bonnie Coleman

NJ

D

Y

Doug Collins

GA

R

A

James Comer

KY

R

Y

K. Michael Conaway

TX

R

N

Gerald Connolly

VA

D

Y

Jim Cooper

TN

D

Y

Luis Correa

CA

D

Y

Jim Costa

CA

D

Y

Joe Courtney

CT

D

Y

TJ Cox

CA

D

Y

Angela Craig

MN

D

Y

Rick Crawford

AR

R

Y

Dan Crenshaw

TX

R

N

Charlie Crist

FL

D

Y

Jason Crow

CO

D

Y

Henry Cuellar

TX

D

Y

Joe Cunningham

SC

D

Y

John Curtis

UT

R

N

Sharice Davids

KS

D

Y

Warren Davidson

OH

R

N

Rodney Davis

IL

R

Y

Danny Davis

IL

D

Y

Susan Davis

CA

D

Y

Madeleine Dean

PA

D

Y

Peter DeFazio

OR

D

Y

Diana DeGette

CO

D

Y

Rosa DeLauro

CT

D

Y

Suzan DelBene

WA

D

Y

Antonio Delgado

NY

D

Y

Val Demings

FL

D

Y

Mark DeSaulnier

CA

D

Y

Scott DesJarlais

TN

R

N

Theodore Deutch

FL

D

Y

Mario Diaz-Balart

FL

R

Y

Debbie Dingell

MI

D

Y

Lloyd Doggett

TX

D

Y

Michael Doyle

PA

D

Y

Jeff Duncan

SC

R

N

Neal Dunn

FL

R

A

Tom Emmer

MN

R

N

Eliot Engel

NY

D

Y

Veronica Escobar

TX

D

Y

Anna Eshoo

CA

D

Y

Adriano Espaillat

NY

D

Y

Ron Estes

KS

R

N

Dwight Evans

PA

D

Y

Drew Ferguson

GA

R

N

Abby Finkenauer

IA

D

Y

Brian Fitzpatrick

PA

R

Y

Chuck Fleischmann

TN

R

N

Lizzie Fletcher

TX

D

Y

Bill Flores

TX

R

Y

Jeff Fortenberry

NE

R

A

Bill Foster

IL

D

Y

Virginia Foxx

NC

R

N

Lois Frankel

FL

D

Y

Marcia Fudge

OH

D

Y

Russ Fulcher

ID

R

N

Tulsi Gabbard

HI

D

Y

Matt Gaetz

FL

R

N

Mike Gallagher

WI

R

N

Ruben Gallego

AZ

D

Y

John Garamendi

CA

D

Y

Jesus Garcia

IL

D

Y

Mike Garcia

CA

R

Y

Sylvia Garcia

TX

D

Y

Greg Gianforte

MT

R

N

Bob Gibbs

OH

R

N

Louie Gohmert

TX

R

N

Jared Golden

ME

D

Y

Jimmy Gomez

CA

D

Y

Vicente Gonzalez

TX

D

Y

Anthony Gonzalez

OH

R

N

Lance Gooden

TX

R

N

Paul Gosar

AZ

R

N

Josh Gottheimer

NJ

D

Y

Kay Granger

TX

R

Y

Garret Graves

LA

R

N

Sam Graves

MO

R

N

Al Green

TX

D

Y

Mark Green

TN

R

N

H. Morgan Griffith

VA

R

N

Raul Grijalva

AZ

D

Y

Glenn Grothman

WI

R

N

Michael Guest

MS

R

N

Brett Guthrie

KY

R

N

Debra Haaland

NM

D

Y

James Hagedorn

MN

R

A

Kwanza Hall

GA

D

Y

Josh Harder

CA

D

Y

Andy Harris

MD

R

N

Vicky Hartzler

MO

R

N

Alcee Hastings

FL

D

Y

Jahana Hayes

CT

D

Y

Denny Heck

WA

D

Y

Kevin Hern

OK

R

N

Jaime Herrera Beutler

WA

R

Y

Jody Hice

GA

R

A

Clay Higgins

LA

R

Y

Brian Higgins

NY

D

Y

French Hill

AR

R

N

James Himes

CT

D

Y

George Holding

NC

R

N

Trey Hollingsworth

IN

R

A

Kendra Horn

OK

D

Y

Steven Horsford

NV

D

Y

Chrissy Houlahan

PA

D

Y

Steny Hoyer

MD

D

Y

Richard Hudson

NC

R

N

Jared Huffman

CA

D

Y

Bill Huizenga

MI

R

N

Will Hurd

TX

R

Y

Sheila Jackson-Lee

TX

D

Y

Christopher Jacobs

NY

R

Y

Pramila Jayapal

WA

D

Y

Hakeem Jeffries

NY

D

Y

Mike Johnson

LA

R

N

Bill Johnson

OH

R

Y

Dusty Johnson

SD

R

N

Henry Johnson

GA

D

Y

Eddie Johnson

TX

D

Y

Jim Jordan

OH

R

N

David Joyce

OH

R

Y

John Joyce

PA

R

N

Marcy Kaptur

OH

D

Y

John Katko

NY

R

Y

William Keating

MA

D

Y

Fred Keller

PA

R

N

Trent Kelly

MS

R

N

Robin Kelly

IL

D

Y

Mike Kelly

PA

R

N

Joseph Kennedy

MA

D

Y

Ro Khanna

CA

D

Y

Daniel Kildee

MI

D

Y

Derek Kilmer

WA

D

Y

Andy Kim

NJ

D

Y

Ron Kind

WI

D

Y

Peter King

NY

R

Y

Steve King

IA

R

A

Adam Kinzinger

IL

R

Y

Ann Kirkpatrick

AZ

D

Y

Raja Krishnamoorthi

IL

D

Y

Ann Kuster

NH

D

Y

David Kustoff

TN

R

N

Darin LaHood

IL

R

N

Doug LaMalfa

CA

R

N

Conor Lamb

PA

D

Y

Doug Lamborn

CO

R

N

James Langevin

RI

D

Y

Rick Larsen

WA

D

Y

John Larson

CT

D

Y

Bob Latta

OH

R

N

Brenda Lawrence

MI

D

Y

Al Lawson

FL

D

Y

Barbara Lee

CA

D

Y

Suzanne Lee

NV

D

Y

Debbie Lesko

AZ

R

N

Andy Levin

MI

D

Y

Mike Levin

CA

D

Y

Ted Lieu

CA

D

Y

Daniel Lipinski

IL

D

N

David Loebsack

IA

D

Y

Zoe Lofgren

CA

D

Y

Billy Long

MO

R

N

Barry Loudermilk

GA

R

N

Alan Lowenthal

CA

D

Y

Nita Lowey

NY

D

Y

Frank Lucas

OK

R

Y

Blaine Luetkemeyer

MO

R

N

Ben Lujan

NM

D

Y

Elaine Luria

VA

D

Y

Stephen Lynch

MA

D

Y

Tom Malinowski

NJ

D

Y

Sean Maloney

NY

D

Y

Carolyn Maloney

NY

D

Y

Kenny Marchant

TX

R

A

Roger Marshall

KS

R

N

Thomas Massie

KY

R

N

Brian Mast

FL

R

N

Doris Matsui

CA

D

Y

Ben McAdams

UT

D

Y

Lucy McBath

GA

D

Y

Kevin McCarthy

CA

R

A

Michael McCaul

TX

R

Y

Tom McClintock

CA

R

N

Betty McCollum

MN

D

Y

Donald McEachin

VA

D

Y

James McGovern

MA

D

Y

Patrick McHenry

NC

R

N

David McKinley

WV

R

Y

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

WA

R

N

Jerry McNerney

CA

D

Y

Gregory Meeks

NY

D

Y

Grace Meng

NY

D

Y

Dan Meuser

PA

R

N

Kweisi Mfume

MD

D

Y

Carol Miller

WV

R

N

Paul Mitchell

MI

R

N

John Moolenaar

MI

R

N

Alex Mooney

WV

R

N

Gwen Moore

WI

D

Y

Joseph Morelle

NY

D

Y

Seth Moulton

MA

D

Y

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell

FL

D

Y

Markwayne Mullin

OK

R

A

Greg Murphy

NC

R

N

Stephanie Murphy

FL

D

Y

Jerrold Nadler

NY

D

Y

Grace Napolitano

CA

D

Y

Richard Neal

MA

D

Y

Joseph Neguse

CO

D

Y

Dan Newhouse

WA

R

N

Donald Norcross

NJ

D

Y

Ralph Norman

SC

R

N

Devin Nunes

CA

R

N

Tom O'Halleran

AZ

D

Y

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

NY

D

Y

Pete Olson

TX

R

Y

Ilhan Omar

MN

D

Y

Steven Palazzo

MS

R

N

Frank Pallone

NJ

D

Y

Gary Palmer

AL

R

N

Jimmy Panetta

CA

D

Y

Christopher Pappas

NH

D

Y

Bill Pascrell

NJ

D

Y

Donald Payne

NJ

D

Y

Nancy Pelosi

CA

D

Y

Greg Pence

IN

R

Y

Ed Perlmutter

CO

D

Y

Scott Perry

PA

R

N

Scott Peters

CA

D

Y

Collin Peterson

MN

D

Y

Dean Phillips

MN

D

Y

Chellie Pingree

ME

D

Y

Mark Pocan

WI

D

Y

Katie Porter

CA

D

Y

Bill Posey

FL

R

N

Ayanna Pressley

MA

D

Y

David Price

NC

D

Y

Mike Quigley

IL

D

Y

Jamie Raskin

MD

D

Y

Tom Reed

NY

R

Y

Guy Reschenthaler

PA

R

N

Kathleen Rice

NY

D

Y

Tom Rice

SC

R

N

Cedric Richmond

LA

D

Y

Denver Riggleman

VA

R

Y

Martha Roby

AL

R

N

Lisa Rochester

DE

D

Y

David Roe

TN

R

A

Hal Rogers

KY

R

Y

Mike Rogers

AL

R

N

Francis Rooney

FL

R

Y

Max Rose

NY

D

Y

John Rose

TN

R

N

Harley Rouda

CA

D

Y

David Rouzer

NC

R

N

Chip Roy

TX

R

N

Lucille Roybal-Allard

CA

D

Y

Raul Ruiz

CA

D

Y

C.A. Ruppersberger

MD

D

Y

Bobby Rush

IL

D

Y

John Rutherford

FL

R

Y

Tim Ryan

OH

D

Y

Linda Sanchez

CA

D

Y

John Sarbanes

MD

D

Y

Steve Scalise

LA

R

N

Mary Scanlon

PA

D

Y

Janice Schakowsky

IL

D

Y

Adam Schiff

CA

D

Y

Bradley Schneider

IL

D

Y

Kurt Schrader

OR

D

N

Kim Schrier

WA

D

Y

David Schweikert

AZ

R

N

David Scott

GA

D

Y

Robert Scott

VA

D

Y

Austin Scott

GA

R

N

F. James Sensenbrenner

WI

R

N

Jose Serrano

NY

D

Y

Terri Sewell

AL

D

Y

Donna Shalala

FL

D

Y

Brad Sherman

CA

D

Y

Mikie Sherrill

NJ

D

Y

John Shimkus

IL

R

N

Mike Simpson

ID

R

N

Albio Sires

NJ

D

Y

Elissa Slotkin

MI

D

Y

Adam Smith

WA

D

Y

Jason Smith

MO

R

Y

Adrian Smith

NE

R

N

Christopher Smith

NJ

R

Y

Lloyd Smucker

PA

R

N

Darren Soto

FL

D

Y

Abigail Spanberger

VA

D

Y

Ross Spano

FL

R

N

Jackie Speier

CA

D

Y

Greg Stanton

AZ

D

Y

Pete Stauber

MN

R

Y

Elise Stefanik

NY

R

Y

Bryan Steil

WI

R

N

Greg Steube

FL

R

N

Haley Stevens

MI

D

Y

Chris Stewart

UT

R

N

Steve Stivers

OH

R

N

Thomas Suozzi

NY

D

Y

Eric Swalwell

CA

D

Y

Mark Takano

CA

D

Y

Van Taylor

TX

R

N

Bennie Thompson

MS

D

Y

Glenn Thompson

PA

R

N

Mike Thompson

CA

D

Y

Mac Thornberry

TX

R

N

Tom Tiffany

WI

R

N

William Timmons

SC

R

N

Scott Tipton

CO

R

N

Dina Titus

NV

D

Y

Rashida Tlaib

MI

D

Y

Paul Tonko

NY

D

Y

Norma Torres

CA

D

Y

Xochitl Torres Small

NM

D

Y

Lori Trahan

MA

D

Y

David Trone

MD

D

Y

Michael Turner

OH

R

N

Lauren Underwood

IL

D

Y

Fred Upton

MI

R

Y

Jeff Van Drew

NJ

R

Y

Juan Vargas

CA

D

Y

Marc Veasey

TX

D

Y

Filemon Vela

TX

D

Y

Nydia Velazquez

NY

D

Y

Peter Visclosky

IN

D

Y

Ann Wagner

MO

R

Y

Tim Walberg

MI

R

N

Greg Walden

OR

R

Y

Mark Walker

NC

R

A

Jackie Walorski

IN

R

Y

Michael Waltz

FL

R

N

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

FL

D

Y

Maxine Waters

CA

D

Y

Steve Watkins

KS

R

A

Randy Weber

TX

R

N

Daniel Webster

FL

R

N

Peter Welch

VT

D

Y

Brad Wenstrup

OH

R

N

Bruce Westerman

AR

R

N

Jennifer Wexton

VA

D

Y

Susan Wild

PA

D

Y

Roger Williams

TX

R

N

Frederica Wilson

FL

D

Y

Joe Wilson

SC

R

N

Robert Wittman

VA

R

N

Steve Womack

AR

R

N

Rob Woodall

GA

R

N

Ron Wright

TX

R

A

John Yarmuth

KY

D

Y

Ted Yoho

FL

R

A

Don Young

AK

R

A

Lee Zeldin

NY

R

Y

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