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:

275

NAYs:

134

Not Voting:

21

Name

State

Party

Vote Position

Ralph Abraham

LA

R

A

Andy Barr

KY

R

A

Gus Bilirakis

FL

R

A

Rob Bishop

UT

R

A

John Carter

TX

R

A

Doug Collins

GA

R

A

Neal Dunn

FL

R

A

Jeff Fortenberry

NE

R

A

James Hagedorn

MN

R

A

Jody Hice

GA

R

A

Trey Hollingsworth

IN

R

A

Steve King

IA

R

A

Kenny Marchant

TX

R

A

Kevin McCarthy

CA

R

A

Markwayne Mullin

OK

R

A

David Roe

TN

R

A

Mark Walker

NC

R

A

Steve Watkins

KS

R

A

Ron Wright

TX

R

A

Ted Yoho

FL

R

A

Don Young

AK

R

A

Rick Allen

GA

R

N

Justin Amash

MI

I

N

Mark Amodei

NV

R

N

Kelly Armstrong

ND

R

N

Jodey Arrington

TX

R

N

Brian Babin

TX

R

N

Don Bacon

NE

R

N

Troy Balderson

OH

R

N

Jim Banks

IN

R

N

Andy Biggs

AZ

R

N

Dan Bishop

NC

R

N

Mike Bost

IL

R

N

Kevin Brady

TX

R

N

Mo Brooks

AL

R

N

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

Bradley Byrne

AL

R

N

Buddy Carter

GA

R

N

Steve Chabot

OH

R

N

Liz Cheney

WY

R

N

Ben Cline

VA

R

N

Michael Cloud

TX

R

N

K. Michael Conaway

TX

R

N

Dan Crenshaw

TX

R

N

John Curtis

UT

R

N

Warren Davidson

OH

R

N

Scott DesJarlais

TN

R

N

Jeff Duncan

SC

R

N

Tom Emmer

MN

R

N

Ron Estes

KS

R

N

Drew Ferguson

GA

R

N

Chuck Fleischmann

TN

R

N

Virginia Foxx

NC

R

N

Russ Fulcher

ID

R

N

Matt Gaetz

FL

R

N

Mike Gallagher

WI

R

N

Greg Gianforte

MT

R

N

Bob Gibbs

OH

R

N

Louie Gohmert

TX

R

N

Anthony Gonzalez

OH

R

N

Lance Gooden

TX

R

N

Paul Gosar

AZ

R

N

Sam Graves

MO

R

N

Garret Graves

LA

R

N

Mark Green

TN

R

N

H. Morgan Griffith

VA

R

N

Glenn Grothman

WI

R

N

Michael Guest

MS

R

N

Brett Guthrie

KY

R

N

Andy Harris

MD

R

N

Vicky Hartzler

MO

R

N

Kevin Hern

OK

R

N

French Hill

AR

R

N

George Holding

NC

R

N

Richard Hudson

NC

R

N

Bill Huizenga

MI

R

N

Dusty Johnson

SD

R

N

Mike Johnson

LA

R

N

Jim Jordan

OH

R

N

John Joyce

PA

R

N

Fred Keller

PA

R

N

Mike Kelly

PA

R

N

Trent Kelly

MS

R

N

David Kustoff

TN

R

N

Darin LaHood

IL

R

N

Doug LaMalfa

CA

R

N

Doug Lamborn

CO

R

N

Bob Latta

OH

R

N

Debbie Lesko

AZ

R

N

Daniel Lipinski

IL

D

N

Billy Long

MO

R

N

Barry Loudermilk

GA

R

N

Blaine Luetkemeyer

MO

R

N

Roger Marshall

KS

R

N

Thomas Massie

KY

R

N

Brian Mast

FL

R

N

Tom McClintock

CA

R

N

Patrick McHenry

NC

R

N

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

WA

R

N

Dan Meuser

PA

R

N

Carol Miller

WV

R

N

Paul Mitchell

MI

R

N

John Moolenaar

MI

R

N

Alex Mooney

WV

R

N

Greg Murphy

NC

R

N

Dan Newhouse

WA

R

N

Ralph Norman

SC

R

N

Devin Nunes

CA

R

N

Steven Palazzo

MS

R

N

Gary Palmer

AL

R

N

Scott Perry

PA

R

N

Bill Posey

FL

R

N

Guy Reschenthaler

PA

R

N

Tom Rice

SC

R

N

Martha Roby

AL

R

N

Mike Rogers

AL

R

N

John Rose

TN

R

N

David Rouzer

NC

R

N

Chip Roy

TX

R

N

Steve Scalise

LA

R

N

Kurt Schrader

OR

D

N

David Schweikert

AZ

R

N

Austin Scott

GA

R

N

F. James Sensenbrenner

WI

R

N

John Shimkus

IL

R

N

Mike Simpson

ID

R

N

Adrian Smith

NE

R

N

Lloyd Smucker

PA

R

N

Ross Spano

FL

R

N

Bryan Steil

WI

R

N

Greg Steube

FL

R

N

Chris Stewart

UT

R

N

Steve Stivers

OH

R

N

Van Taylor

TX

R

N

Glenn Thompson

PA

R

N

Mac Thornberry

TX

R

N

Tom Tiffany

WI

R

N

William Timmons

SC

R

N

Scott Tipton

CO

R

N

Michael Turner

OH

R

N

Tim Walberg

MI

R

N

Michael Waltz

FL

R

N

Randy Weber

TX

R

N

Daniel Webster

FL

R

N

Brad Wenstrup

OH

R

N

Bruce Westerman

AR

R

N

Roger Williams

TX

R

N

Joe Wilson

SC

R

N

Robert Wittman

VA

R

N

Steve Womack

AR

R

N

Rob Woodall

GA

R

N

Alma Adams

NC

D

Y

Robert Aderholt

AL

R

Y

Pete Aguilar

CA

D

Y

Colin Allred

TX

D

Y

Cindy Axne

IA

D

Y

James Baird

IN

R

Y

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

Sanford Bishop

GA

D

Y

Earl Blumenauer

OR

D

Y

Suzanne Bonamici

OR

D

Y

Brendan Boyle

PA

D

Y

Anthony Brindisi

NY

D

Y

Susan Brooks

IN

R

Y

Anthony Brown

MD

D

Y

Julia Brownley

CA

D

Y

Michael Burgess

TX

R

Y

Cheri Bustos

IL

D

Y

G.K. Butterfield

NC

D

Y

Ken Calvert

CA

R

Y

Salud Carbajal

CA

D

Y

Tony Cardenas

CA

D

Y

Andre Carson

IN

D

Y

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

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

James Clyburn

SC

D

Y

Steve Cohen

TN

D

Y

Tom Cole

OK

R

Y

James Comer

KY

R

Y

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

Charlie Crist

FL

D

Y

Jason Crow

CO

D

Y

Henry Cuellar

TX

D

Y

Joe Cunningham

SC

D

Y

Sharice Davids

KS

D

Y

Susan Davis

CA

D

Y

Rodney Davis

IL

R

Y

Danny Davis

IL

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

Ted 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

Eliot Engel

NY

D

Y

Veronica Escobar

TX

D

Y

Anna Eshoo

CA

D

Y

Adriano Espaillat

NY

D

Y

Dwight Evans

PA

D

Y

Abby Finkenauer

IA

D

Y

Brian Fitzpatrick

PA

R

Y

Lizzie Fletcher

TX

D

Y

Bill Flores

TX

R

Y

Bill Foster

IL

D

Y

Lois Frankel

FL

D

Y

Marcia Fudge

OH

D

Y

Tulsi Gabbard

HI

D

Y

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

Jared Golden

ME

D

Y

Jimmy Gomez

CA

D

Y

Vicente Gonzalez

TX

D

Y

Josh Gottheimer

NJ

D

Y

Kay Granger

TX

R

Y

Al Green

TX

D

Y

Raul Grijalva

AZ

D

Y

Debra Haaland

NM

D

Y

Kwanza Hall

GA

D

Y

Josh Harder

CA

D

Y

Alcee Hastings

FL

D

Y

Jahana Hayes

CT

D

Y

Denny Heck

WA

D

Y

Jaime Herrera Beutler

WA

R

Y

Clay Higgins

LA

R

Y

Brian Higgins

NY

D

Y

James Himes

CT

D

Y

Kendra Horn

OK

D

Y

Steven Horsford

NV

D

Y

Chrissy Houlahan

PA

D

Y

Steny Hoyer

MD

D

Y

Jared Huffman

CA

D

Y

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

Henry Johnson

GA

D

Y

Eddie Johnson

TX

D

Y

Bill Johnson

OH

R

Y

David Joyce

OH

R

Y

Marcy Kaptur

OH

D

Y

John Katko

NY

R

Y

William Keating

MA

D

Y

Robin Kelly

IL

D

Y

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

Adam Kinzinger

IL

R

Y

Ann Kirkpatrick

AZ

D

Y

Raja Krishnamoorthi

IL

D

Y

Ann Kuster

NH

D

Y

Conor Lamb

PA

D

Y

James Langevin

RI

D

Y

Rick Larsen

WA

D

Y

John Larson

CT

D

Y

Brenda Lawrence

MI

D

Y

Al Lawson

FL

D

Y

Suzanne Lee

NV

D

Y

Barbara Lee

CA

D

Y

Mike Levin

CA

D

Y

Andy Levin

MI

D

Y

Ted Lieu

CA

D

Y

David Loebsack

IA

D

Y

Zoe Lofgren

CA

D

Y

Alan Lowenthal

CA

D

Y

Nita Lowey

NY

D

Y

Frank Lucas

OK

R

Y

Ben Lujan

NM

D

Y

Elaine Luria

VA

D

Y

Stephen Lynch

MA

D

Y

Tom Malinowski

NJ

D

Y

Carolyn Maloney

NY

D

Y

Sean Maloney

NY

D

Y

Doris Matsui

CA

D

Y

Ben McAdams

UT

D

Y

Lucy McBath

GA

D

Y

Michael McCaul

TX

R

Y

Betty McCollum

MN

D

Y

Donald McEachin

VA

D

Y

James McGovern

MA

D

Y

David McKinley

WV

R

Y

Jerry McNerney

CA

D

Y

Gregory Meeks

NY

D

Y

Grace Meng

NY

D

Y

Kweisi Mfume

MD

D

Y

Gwen Moore

WI

D

Y

Joseph Morelle

NY

D

Y

Seth Moulton

MA

D

Y

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell

FL

D

Y

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

Donald Norcross

NJ

D

Y

Tom O'Halleran

AZ

D

Y

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

NY

D

Y

Pete Olson

TX

R

Y

Ilhan Omar

MN

D

Y

Frank Pallone

NJ

D

Y

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 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

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

Kathleen Rice

NY

D

Y

Cedric Richmond

LA

D

Y

Denver Riggleman

VA

R

Y

Lisa Rochester

DE

D

Y

Hal Rogers

KY

R

Y

Francis Rooney

FL

R

Y

Max Rose

NY

D

Y

Harley Rouda

CA

D

Y

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

Mary Scanlon

PA

D

Y

Janice Schakowsky

IL

D

Y

Adam Schiff

CA

D

Y

Bradley Schneider

IL

D

Y

Kim Schrier

WA

D

Y

David Scott

GA

D

Y

Robert Scott

VA

D

Y

José Serrano

NY

D

Y

Terri Sewell

AL

D

Y

Donna Shalala

FL

D

Y

Brad Sherman

CA

D

Y

Mikie Sherrill

NJ

D

Y

Albio Sires

NJ

D

Y

Elissa Slotkin

MI

D

Y

Jason Smith

MO

R

Y

Christopher Smith

NJ

R

Y

Adam Smith

WA

D

Y

Darren Soto

FL

D

Y

Abigail Spanberger

VA

D

Y

Jackie Speier

CA

D

Y

Greg Stanton

AZ

D

Y

Pete Stauber

MN

R

Y

Elise Stefanik

NY

R

Y

Haley Stevens

MI

D

Y

Thomas Suozzi

NY

D

Y

Eric Swalwell

CA

D

Y

Mark Takano

CA

D

Y

Mike Thompson

CA

D

Y

Bennie Thompson

MS

D

Y

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

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

Greg Walden

OR

R

Y

Jackie Walorski

IN

R

Y

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

FL

D

Y

Maxine Waters

CA

D

Y

Bonnie Watson Coleman

NJ

D

Y

Peter Welch

VT

D

Y

Jennifer Wexton

VA

D

Y

Susan Wild

PA

D

Y

Frederica Wilson

FL

D

Y

John Yarmuth

KY

D

Y

Lee Zeldin

NY

R

Y

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