Key Vote Alert – “NO” on Disapproval of the Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability Rule, H.J.Res. 76

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Club for Growth opposes the disapproval of the Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability rule. The legislation is expected to be considered soon in the United States Senate. The result of the vote will be included in the Club for Growth Foundation’s 2020 Congressional Scorecard.

In 2016, the Obama administration created a Borrower Defense rule that was disguised as an anti-fraud program, but really served as a loan forgiveness campaign costing taxpayers $40 billion. The current administration issued a new rule in 2019 that took steps to improve transparency for borrowers, hold institutions accountable for misrepresentation, and ensure that students’ claims are treated fairly, while saving over $11 billion.

This Congressional Review Act (CRA) process for restoring the Obama Borrower Defense rule is effectively a gross step toward all student loan forgiveness. Of course, if an educational institution defrauds a student, it should be held accountable. The current administration’s rulemaking is sufficient in this endeavor.

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Vote Results

Club Position

No

Required for Majority

1/2

Vote Results

Joint Resolution Passed

Vote Number

70

Vote Date

March 11, 2020

Vote Counts

YEAs:

0

NAYs:

0

Not Voting:

101

Name

State

Party

Vote Position

Lamar Alexander

TN

R

N

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

N

Cory Booker

NJ

D

Y

John Boozman

AR

R

N

Mike Braun

IN

R

N

Sherrod Brown

OH

D

Y

Richard Burr

NC

R

N

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

Bob Casey

PA

D

Y

Bill Cassidy

LA

R

N

Susan Collins

ME

R

Y

Christopher Coons

DE

D

Y

John Cornyn

TX

R

N

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

A

Steve Daines

MT

R

N

Tammy Duckworth

IL

D

Y

Richard Durbin

IL

D

Y

Michael Enzi

WY

R

N

Joni Ernst

IA

R

Y

Dianne Feinstein

CA

D

Y

Deb Fischer

NE

R

N

Cory Gardner

CO

R

Y

Kirsten Gillibrand

NY

D

Y

Lindsey Graham

SC

R

N

Chuck Grassley

IA

R

N

Kamala Harris

CA

D

Y

Maggie Hassan

NH

D

Y

Josh Hawley

MO

R

Y

Martin Heinrich

NM

D

Y

Mazie Hirono

HI

D

Y

John Hoeven

ND

R

N

Cindy Hyde-Smith

MS

R

N

James Inhofe

OK

R

N

Ron Johnson

WI

R

N

Doug Jones

AL

D

Y

Tim Kaine

VA

D

Y

John Kennedy

LA

R

N

Angus King

ME

I

Y

Amy Klobuchar

MN

D

A

James Lankford

OK

R

N

Patrick Leahy

VT

D

Y

Mike Lee

UT

R

N

Kelly Loeffler

GA

R

N

Joe Manchin

WV

D

Y

Edward Markey

MA

D

Y

Mitch McConnell

KY

R

N

Martha McSally

AZ

R

Y

Robert Menendez

NJ

D

Y

Jeff Merkley

OR

D

Y

Jerry Moran

KS

R

N

Lisa Murkowski

AK

R

Y

Christopher Murphy

CT

D

A

Patty Murray

WA

D

Y

Rand Paul

KY

R

N

David Perdue

GA

R

N

Gary Peters

MI

D

Y

Rob Portman

OH

R

Y

Jack Reed

RI

D

Y

Jim Risch

ID

R

N

Pat Roberts

KS

R

N

Mitt Romney

UT

R

N

Jacky Rosen

NV

D

Y

Mike Rounds

SD

R

N

Marco Rubio

FL

R

N

Bernie Sanders

VT

I

A

Ben Sasse

NE

R

N

Brian Schatz

HI

D

Y

Chuck Schumer

NY

D

Y

Tim Scott

SC

R

N

Rick Scott

FL

R

N

Jeanne Shaheen

NH

D

Y

Richard Shelby

AL

R

N

Krysten Sinema

AZ

D

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

N

Thom Tillis

NC

R

N

Pat Toomey

PA

R

N

Tom Udall

NM

D

Y

Chris Van Hollen

MD

D

Y

Mark Warner

VA

D

Y

Elizabeth Warren

MA

D

A

Sheldon Whitehouse

RI

D

Y

Roger Wicker

MS

R

N

Ron Wyden

OR

D

Y

Todd Young

IN

R

Y

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