Key Vote Alert – “NO” on Fake Disaster Relief Bill (HR 4667)

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KEY VOTE ALERT

“NO” on Fake Disaster Relief Bill (HR 4667)

The Club for Growth opposes the fake $81 billion “disaster” relief bill (HR 4667) and we urge all members of Congress to vote NO on it.  A vote is expected this week in both chambers.  The vote will be included in the Club’s 2017 congressional scorecard.

Once again, Congress is trying to ram through a huge spending bill with little warning, claiming that offsets are not needed because it’s an “emergency”.  Strangely, of the $81 billion authorized under this bill, only $11 billion will be spent in 2018.  The rest is spent over the next several years.  This begs the question, “Is this money really being spent on the immediate relief of disaster victims?”  Some of this long term spending is focused on NASA research and economic development programs that conservatives have long opposed.  It also allows cotton growers to enter into long-term entitlement programs.

This profligate spending needs to stop.  This bill further proves that politicians addicted to more spending with little accountability use the “emergency” designation to obfuscate their fiscal irresponsibility.  In practice, the designation is meaningless.  Members of Congress who profess to support limited government should oppose this bill.

Finally, if HR 4667 is folded into any other bill to ensure that bill’s passage, we will score against it as well.

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

Passed

Vote Number

709

Vote Date

December 21, 2017

Vote Counts

YEAs:

251

NAYs:

169

Not Voting:

12

Name

State

Party

Vote Position

Brian Fitzpatrick

PA

Y

Alma Adams

NC

D

Y

Pete Aguilar

CA

D

Y

Nanette Barragan

CA

D

N

Karen Bass

CA

D

N

Joyce Beatty

OH

D

N

Ami Bera

CA

D

Y

Don Beyer

VA

D

N

Sanford Bishop

GA

D

Y

Earl Blumenauer

OR

D

N

Suzanne Bonamici

OR

D

N

Brendan Boyle

PA

D

N

Robert Brady

PA

D

N

Anthony Brown

MD

D

N

Julia Brownley

CA

D

Y

Cheri Bustos

IL

D

Y

G.K. Butterfield

NC

D

Y

Michael Capuano

MA

D

N

Salud Carbajal

CA

D

Y

Tony Cardenas

CA

D

N

Andre Carson

IN

D

N

Matthew Cartwright

PA

D

N

Kathy Castor

FL

D

Y

Joaquin Castro

TX

D

Y

Judy Chu

CA

D

N

David Cicilline

RI

D

N

Katherine Clark

MA

D

N

Yvette Clarke

NY

D

N

Lacy Clay

MO

D

N

Emanuel Cleaver

MO

D

N

James Clyburn

SC

D

N

Steve Cohen

TN

D

N

Gerald Connolly

VA

D

Y

Jim Cooper

TN

D

Y

Luis Correa

CA

D

N

Jim Costa

CA

D

Y

Joe Courtney

CT

D

N

Charlie Crist

FL

D

Y

Joseph Crowley

NY

D

N

Henry Cuellar

TX

D

Y

Elijah Cummings

MD

D

N

Danny Davis

IL

D

N

Susan Davis

CA

D

Y

Peter DeFazio

OR

D

Y

Diana DeGette

CO

D

N

John Delaney

MD

D

Y

Rosa DeLauro

CT

D

N

Suzan DelBene

WA

D

Y

Val Demings

FL

D

Y

Mark DeSaulnier

CA

D

Y

Ted Deutch

FL

D

Y

Debbie Dingell

MI

D

N

Lloyd Doggett

TX

D

N

Michael Doyle

PA

D

N

Keith Ellison

MN

D

N

Eliot Engel

NY

D

N

Anna Eshoo

CA

D

N

Adriano Espaillat

NY

D

N

Elizabeth Esty

CT

D

N

Dwight Evans

PA

D

N

Bill Foster

IL

D

A

Lois Frankel

FL

D

Y

Marcia Fudge

OH

D

N

Tulsi Gabbard

HI

D

Y

Ruben Gallego

AZ

D

N

John Garamendi

CA

D

Y

Jimmy Gomez

CA

D

N

Vicente Gonzalez

TX

D

Y

Josh Gottheimer

NJ

D

N

Al Green

TX

D

Y

Gene Green

TX

D

A

Raul Grijalva

AZ

D

N

Luis Gutierrez

IL

D

N

Colleen Hanabusa

HI

D

N

Alcee Hastings

FL

D

Y

Denny Heck

WA

D

N

Brian Higgins

NY

D

N

James Himes

CT

D

Y

Steny Hoyer

MD

D

N

Jared Huffman

CA

D

Y

Sheila Jackson-Lee

TX

D

Y

Pramila Jayapal

WA

D

N

Hakeem Jeffries

NY

D

N

Eddie Johnson

TX

D

Y

Henry Johnson

GA

D

N

Marcy Kaptur

OH

D

N

William Keating

MA

D

N

Robin Kelly

IL

D

N

Joseph Kennedy

MA

D

A

Ro Khanna

CA

D

N

Ruben Kihuen

NV

D

N

Daniel Kildee

MI

D

N

Derek Kilmer

WA

D

Y

Ron Kind

WI

D

N

Raja Krishnamoorthi

IL

D

Y

Ann Kuster

NH

D

Y

James Langevin

RI

D

N

Rick Larsen

WA

D

Y

John Larson

CT

D

N

Brenda Lawrence

MI

D

N

Al Lawson

FL

D

Y

Barbara Lee

CA

D

N

Sander Levin

MI

D

N

John Lewis

GA

D

N

Ted Lieu

CA

D

Y

Daniel Lipinski

IL

D

Y

David Loebsack

IA

D

Y

Zoe Lofgren

CA

D

N

Alan Lowenthal

CA

D

Y

Nita Lowey

NY

D

N

Ben Lujan

NM

D

N

Michelle Lujan Grisham

NM

D

N

Stephen Lynch

MA

D

N

Sean Maloney

NY

D

N

Carolyn Maloney

NY

D

N

Doris Matsui

CA

D

Y

Betty McCollum

MN

D

N

Donald McEachin

VA

D

N

James McGovern

MA

D

N

Jerry McNerney

CA

D

Y

Gregory Meeks

NY

D

N

Grace Meng

NY

D

N

Gwen Moore

WI

D

N

Seth Moulton

MA

D

N

Stephanie Murphy

FL

D

Y

Jerrold Nadler

NY

D

N

Grace Napolitano

CA

D

A

Richard Neal

MA

D

N

Richard Nolan

MN

D

Y

Donald Norcross

NJ

D

N

Tom O'Halleran

AZ

D

Y

Beto O'Rourke

TX

D

Y

Frank Pallone

NJ

D

N

Jimmy Panetta

CA

D

Y

Bill Pascrell

NJ

D

N

Donald Payne

NJ

D

N

Nancy Pelosi

CA

D

N

Ed Perlmutter

CO

D

N

Scott Peters

CA

D

Y

Collin Peterson

MN

D

Y

Chellie Pingree

ME

D

N

Mark Pocan

WI

D

A

Jared Polis

CO

D

N

David Price

NC

D

Y

Mike Quigley

IL

D

N

Jamie Raskin

MD

D

N

Kathleen Rice

NY

D

N

Cedric Richmond

LA

D

N

Lisa Rochester

DE

D

N

Jacky Rosen

NV

D

Y

Lucille Roybal Allard

CA

D

N

Raul Ruiz

CA

D

Y

C.A. Ruppersberger

MD

D

Y

Bobby Rush

IL

D

N

Tim Ryan

OH

D

N

Linda Sanchez

CA

D

N

John Sarbanes

MD

D

N

Janice Schakowsky

IL

D

N

Adam Schiff

CA

D

Y

Bradley Schneider

IL

D

Y

Kurt Schrader

OR

D

N

Robert Scott

VA

D

N

David Scott

GA

D

Y

José Serrano

NY

D

N

Terri Sewell

AL

D

Y

Carol Shea-Porter

NH

D

N

Brad Sherman

CA

D

Y

Kyrsten Sinema

AZ

D

Y

Albio Sires

NJ

D

N

Louise Slaughter

NY

D

N

Adam Smith

WA

D

N

Darren Soto

FL

D

Y

Jackie Speier

CA

D

N

Thomas Suozzi

NY

D

A

Eric Swalwell

CA

D

N

Mark Takano

CA

D

Y

Bennie Thompson

MS

D

N

Mike Thompson

CA

D

Y

Dina Titus

NV

D

N

Paul Tonko

NY

D

N

Norma Torres

CA

D

N

Niki Tsongas

MA

D

N

Juan Vargas

CA

D

N

Marc Veasey

TX

D

Y

Filemon Vela

TX

D

Y

Nydia Velazquez

NY

D

N

Peter Visclosky

IN

D

Y

Timothy Walz

MN

D

N

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

FL

D

Y

Maxine Waters

CA

D

Y

Bonnie Watson Coleman

NJ

D

N

Peter Welch

VT

D

N

Frederica Wilson

FL

D

Y

John Yarmuth

KY

D

N

Ralph Abraham

LA

R

Y

Robert Aderholt

AL

R

Y

Rick Allen

GA

R

Y

Justin Amash

MI

R

N

Mark Amodei

NV

R

Y

Jodey Arrington

TX

R

Y

Brian Babin

TX

R

Y

Don Bacon

NE

R

Y

Jim Banks

IN

R

N

Lou Barletta

PA

R

Y

Andy Barr

KY

R

Y

Joe Barton

TX

R

Y

Jack Bergman

MI

R

Y

Andy Biggs

AZ

R

N

Gus Bilirakis

FL

R

Y

Rob Bishop

UT

R

Y

Mike Bishop

MI

R

Y

Diane Black

TN

R

Y

Marsha Blackburn

TN

R

N

Rod Blum

IA

R

Y

Mike Bost

IL

R

Y

Kevin Brady

TX

R

Y

Dave Brat

VA

R

N

Jim Bridenstine

OK

R

A

Susan Brooks

IN

R

Y

Mo Brooks

AL

R

A

Vern Buchanan

FL

R

Y

Ken Buck

CO

R

N

Larry Bucshon

IN

R

Y

Ted Budd

NC

R

N

Michael Burgess

TX

R

Y

Bradley Byrne

AL

R

Y

Ken Calvert

CA

R

Y

John Carter

TX

R

Y

Buddy Carter

GA

R

Y

Steve Chabot

OH

R

N

Liz Cheney

WY

R

Y

Mike Coffman

CO

R

Y

Tom Cole

OK

R

Y

Doug Collins

GA

R

Y

Chris Collins

NY

R

Y

James Comer

KY

R

N

Barbara Comstock

VA

R

Y

K. Michael Conaway

TX

R

Y

Paul Cook

CA

R

Y

Ryan Costello

PA

R

Y

Kevin Cramer

ND

R

Y

Rick Crawford

AR

R

Y

John Culberson

TX

R

Y

Carlos Curbelo

FL

R

Y

John Curtis

UT

R

Y

Warren Davidson

OH

R

N

Rodney Davis

IL

R

Y

Jeff Denham

CA

R

Y

Charles Dent

PA

R

Y

Ron DeSantis

FL

R

Y

Scott DesJarlais

TN

R

N

Mario Diaz-Balart

FL

R

Y

Daniel Donovan

NY

R

Y

Sean Duffy

WI

R

Y

John Duncan

TN

R

N

Jeff Duncan

SC

R

N

Neal Dunn

FL

R

Y

Tom Emmer

MN

R

N

Ron Estes

KS

R

Y

Blake Farenthold

TX

R

Y

John Faso

NY

R

Y

Drew Ferguson

GA

R

Y

Chuck Fleischmann

TN

R

Y

Bill Flores

TX

R

Y

Jeff Fortenberry

NE

R

Y

Virginia Foxx

NC

R

N

Rodney Frelinghuysen

NJ

R

Y

Matt Gaetz

FL

R

Y

Mike Gallagher

WI

R

Y

Thomas Garrett

VA

R

N

Greg Gianforte

MT

R

Y

Bob Gibbs

OH

R

Y

Louie Gohmert

TX

R

Y

Bob Goodlatte

VA

R

N

Paul Gosar

AZ

R

N

Trey Gowdy

SC

R

Y

Kay Granger

TX

R

A

Garret Graves

LA

R

Y

Sam Graves

MO

R

Y

Tom Graves

GA

R

N

H. Morgan Griffith

VA

R

N

Glenn Grothman

WI

R

N

Brett Guthrie

KY

R

Y

Karen Handel

GA

R

Y

Gregg Harper

MS

R

Y

Andy Harris

MD

R

N

Vicky Hartzler

MO

R

Y

Jeb Hensarling

TX

R

N

Jaime Herrera Beutler

WA

R

Y

Jody Hice

GA

R

N

Clay Higgins

LA

R

Y

French Hill

AR

R

Y

George Holding

NC

R

N

Trey Hollingsworth

IN

R

N

Richard Hudson

NC

R

N

Bill Huizenga

MI

R

Y

Randy Hultgren

IL

R

N

Duncan Hunter

CA

R

Y

Will Hurd

TX

R

Y

Darrell Issa

CA

R

Y

Evan Jenkins

WV

R

Y

Lynn Jenkins

KS

R

Y

Mike Johnson

LA

R

Y

Bill Johnson

OH

R

Y

Sam Johnson

TX

R

Y

Walter Jones

NC

R

A

Jim Jordan

OH

R

N

David Joyce

OH

R

Y

John Katko

NY

R

Y

Mike Kelly

PA

R

Y

Trent Kelly

MS

R

Y

Peter King

NY

R

Y

Steve King

IA

R

Y

Adam Kinzinger

IL

R

Y

Stephen Knight

CA

R

Y

David Kustoff

TN

R

Y

Raul Labrador

ID

R

N

Darin LaHood

IL

R

Y

Doug LaMalfa

CA

R

Y

Doug Lamborn

CO

R

N

Leonard Lance

NJ

R

Y

Bob Latta

OH

R

Y

Jason Lewis

MN

R

N

Frank LoBiondo

NJ

R

Y

Billy Long

MO

R

Y

Barry Loudermilk

GA

R

N

Mia Love

UT

R

Y

Frank Lucas

OK

R

Y

Blaine Luetkemeyer

MO

R

Y

Thomas MacArthur

NJ

R

Y

Kenny Marchant

TX

R

Y

Tom Marino

PA

R

Y

Roger Marshall

KS

R

Y

Thomas Massie

KY

R

N

Brian Mast

FL

R

Y

Kevin McCarthy

CA

R

Y

Michael McCaul

TX

R

Y

Tom McClintock

CA

R

N

Patrick McHenry

NC

R

Y

David McKinley

WV

R

Y

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

WA

R

Y

Martha McSally

AZ

R

N

Mark Meadows

NC

R

N

Patrick Meehan

PA

R

Y

Luke Messer

IN

R

N

Paul Mitchell

MI

R

Y

John Moolenaar

MI

R

Y

Alex Mooney

WV

R

N

Markwayne Mullin

OK

R

Y

Dan Newhouse

WA

R

Y

Kristi Noem

SD

R

N

Ralph Norman

SC

R

Y

Devin Nunes

CA

R

Y

Pete Olson

TX

R

Y

Steven Palazzo

MS

R

Y

Gary Palmer

AL

R

N

Erik Paulsen

MN

R

Y

Stevan Pearce

NM

R

Y

Scott Perry

PA

R

N

Robert Pittenger

NC

R

Y

Ted Poe

TX

R

Y

Bruce Poliquin

ME

R

Y

Bill Posey

FL

R

Y

John Ratcliffe

TX

R

Y

Tom Reed

NY

R

Y

David Reichert

WA

R

Y

James Renacci

OH

R

A

Tom Rice

SC

R

Y

Martha Roby

AL

R

Y

David Roe

TN

R

Y

Hal Rogers

KY

R

Y

Mike Rogers

AL

R

Y

Dana Rohrabacher

CA

R

Y

Todd Rokita

IN

R

N

Francis Rooney

FL

R

Y

Tom Rooney

FL

R

Y

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

FL

R

Y

Peter Roskam

IL

R

Y

Dennis Ross

FL

R

Y

Keith Rothfus

PA

R

Y

David Rouzer

NC

R

Y

Edward Royce

CA

R

Y

Steve Russell

OK

R

Y

John Rutherford

FL

R

Y

Paul Ryan

WI

R

Y

Mark Sanford

SC

R

N

Steve Scalise

LA

R

Y

David Schweikert

AZ

R

N

Austin Scott

GA

R

Y

F. James Sensenbrenner

WI

R

N

Pete Sessions

TX

R

Y

John Shimkus

IL

R

Y

Bill Shuster

PA

R

Y

Mike Simpson

ID

R

Y

Lamar Smith

TX

R

A

Christopher Smith

NJ

R

Y

Adrian Smith

NE

R

Y

Jason Smith

MO

R

N

Lloyd Smucker

PA

R

Y

Elise Stefanik

NY

R

Y

Chris Stewart

UT

R

Y

Steve Stivers

OH

R

Y

Scott Taylor

VA

R

Y

Claudia Tenney

NY

R

Y

Glenn Thompson

PA

R

Y

Mac Thornberry

TX

R

Y

Patrick Tiberi

OH

R

Y

Scott Tipton

CO

R

Y

David Trott

MI

R

Y

Michael Turner

OH

R

Y

Fred Upton

MI

R

Y

David Valadao

CA

R

Y

Ann Wagner

MO

R

Y

Tim Walberg

MI

R

Y

Greg Walden

OR

R

Y

Mark Walker

NC

R

N

Jackie Walorski

IN

R

Y

Mimi Walters

CA

R

Y

Randy Weber

TX

R

Y

Daniel Webster

FL

R

Y

Brad Wenstrup

OH

R

Y

Bruce Westerman

AR

R

Y

Roger Williams

TX

R

Y

Joe Wilson

SC

R

Y

Robert Wittman

VA

R

N

Steve Womack

AR

R

Y

Rob Woodall

GA

R

N

Kevin Yoder

KS

R

Y

Ted Yoho

FL

R

Y

Don Young

AK

R

Y

David Young

IA

R

N

Lee Zeldin

NY

R

Y

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