Key Vote Alert – No on Cloture for Continuing Resolution

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Club for Growth opposes final passage in the House and invoking cloture in the Senate on the Continuing Resolution, and urges all Senators and Representatives to vote NO. A vote is likely to occur soon. The results of this vote will be included in the Club for Growth Foundation’s 2021 congressional scorecard.

The Continuing Resolution agreement will fund the federal government through February 18, 2022. However, the legislation does not prevent federal funding for the enforcement of the Biden administration’s unconstitutional vaccine mandates. While the COVID vaccines are innovations that should be celebrated, the force of government should not be applied in requiring Americans to be vaccinated. In fact, the Biden Administration does not have the Constitutional or statutory authority to mandate Americans be vaccinated. Additionally, as the courts consider the litigation associated with the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandates, Congressional affirmation of the funding may be considered by the court in so far that Congress will have spoken and approved the federal funding for enforcement.

The Biden vaccine mandate is also about jobs. Although most American adults are already vaccinated against the coronavirus, about 20 percent of adults are not. When businesses and American workers are mandated into a specific action, whether it is a health insurance mandate or a vaccine mandate, the labor effects are disastrously harmful to the U.S. economy. If the Biden vaccine mandate is permitted to take effect, the economy will undoubtedly shed millions of jobs. This is a boneheaded risk at a time when the supply chain is threatened and inflation is rising at historic levels.

Finally, the Biden vaccine mandate is another step toward Socialist control. The tyrannical demonstration of power may start with vaccine mandates on adult workers. Next, vaccines might not be optional for children, but also mandated. American rights are under siege and an all-out defense of our liberties must be preserved in the face of adversity from the overreaching Biden administration.

The most efficient way for Congress to weigh in on this issue is through explicitly defunding the vaccine mandates. Enumerated powers within Article I give Congress this essential ability to fund the federal government and therefore it is the Constitutional responsibility for Senators and Representatives to take action on this CR to defund this unconstitutional vaccine mandate.

Club for Growth Foundation’s Congressional Scorecard for the 117th 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

Bill Passed

Vote Number

477

Vote Date

December 2, 2021

Vote Counts

YEAs:

0

NAYs:

0

Not Voting:

100

Name

State

Party

Vote Position

Tammy Baldwin

WI

D

Y

John Barrasso

WY

R

N

Michael Bennet

CO

D

Y

Marsha Blackburn

TN

R

N

Richard Blumenthal

CT

D

Y

Roy Blunt

MO

R

Y

Cory Booker

NJ

D

Y

John Boozman

AR

R

N

Mike Braun

IN

R

N

Sherrod Brown

OH

D

Y

Richard Burr

NC

R

Y

Maria Cantwell

WA

D

Y

Shelley 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

N

Kevin Cramer

ND

R

N

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

N

Dianne Feinstein

CA

D

Y

Deb Fischer

NE

R

N

Kirsten Gillibrand

NY

D

Y

Lindsey Graham

SC

R

Y

Chuck Grassley

IA

R

N

William Hagerty

TN

R

A

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

N

Cindy Hyde-Smith

MS

R

Y

James Inhofe

OK

R

A

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

N

Patrick Leahy

VT

D

Y

Mike Lee

UT

R

N

Ben Lujan

NM

D

Y

Cynthia Lummis

WY

R

N

Joe Manchin

WV

D

Y

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

Lisa Murkowski

AK

R

Y

Christopher Murphy

CT

D

Y

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

Rob Portman

OH

R

Y

Jack Reed

RI

D

Y

Jim Risch

ID

R

N

Mitt Romney

UT

R

N

Jacky Rosen

NV

D

Y

Mike Rounds

SD

R

Y

Marco Rubio

FL

R

Y

Bernie Sanders

VT

I

Y

Ben Sasse

NE

R

N

Brian Schatz

HI

D

Y

Chuck Schumer

NY

D

Y

Rick Scott

FL

R

N

Tim Scott

SC

R

N

Jeanne Shaheen

NH

D

Y

Richard Shelby

AL

R

Y

Krysten Sinema

AZ

D

Y

Tina Smith

MN

D

Y

Debbie Stabenow

MI

D

Y

Dan Sullivan

AK

R

N

Jon Tester

MT

D

Y

John Thune

SD

R

A

Thom Tillis

NC

R

Y

Pat Toomey

PA

R

N

Thomas Tuberville

AL

R

N

Chris Van Hollen

MD

D

Y

Mark Warner

VA

D

Y

Raphael Warnock

GA

D

Y

Elizabeth Warren

MA

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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