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

Jim Bridenstine

OK

R

A

Mo Brooks

AL

R

A

Bill Foster

IL

D

A

Kay Granger

TX

R

A

Gene Green

TX

D

A

Walter Jones

NC

R

A

Joseph Kennedy

MA

D

A

Grace Napolitano

CA

D

A

Mark Pocan

WI

D

A

James Renacci

OH

R

A

Lamar Smith

TX

R

A

Thomas Suozzi

NY

D

A

Justin Amash

MI

R

N

Jim Banks

IN

R

N

Nanette Barragan

CA

D

N

Karen Bass

CA

D

N

Joyce Beatty

OH

D

N

Don Beyer

VA

D

N

Andy Biggs

AZ

R

N

Marsha Blackburn

TN

R

N

Earl Blumenauer

OR

D

N

Suzanne Bonamici

OR

D

N

Brendan Boyle

PA

D

N

Robert Brady

PA

D

N

Dave Brat

VA

R

N

Anthony Brown

MD

D

N

Ken Buck

CO

R

N

Ted Budd

NC

R

N

Michael Capuano

MA

D

N

Tony Cardenas

CA

D

N

Andre Carson

IN

D

N

Matthew Cartwright

PA

D

N

Steve Chabot

OH

R

N

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

James Comer

KY

R

N

Luis Correa

CA

D

N

Joe Courtney

CT

D

N

Joseph Crowley

NY

D

N

Elijah Cummings

MD

D

N

Warren Davidson

OH

R

N

Danny Davis

IL

D

N

Diana DeGette

CO

D

N

Rosa DeLauro

CT

D

N

Scott DesJarlais

TN

R

N

Debbie Dingell

MI

D

N

Lloyd Doggett

TX

D

N

Michael Doyle

PA

D

N

Jeff Duncan

SC

R

N

John Duncan

TN

R

N

Keith Ellison

MN

D

N

Tom Emmer

MN

R

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

Virginia Foxx

NC

R

N

Marcia Fudge

OH

D

N

Ruben Gallego

AZ

D

N

Thomas Garrett

VA

R

N

Jimmy Gomez

CA

D

N

Bob Goodlatte

VA

R

N

Paul Gosar

AZ

R

N

Josh Gottheimer

NJ

D

N

Tom Graves

GA

R

N

H. Morgan Griffith

VA

R

N

Raul Grijalva

AZ

D

N

Glenn Grothman

WI

R

N

Luis Gutierrez

IL

D

N

Colleen Hanabusa

HI

D

N

Andy Harris

MD

R

N

Denny Heck

WA

D

N

Jeb Hensarling

TX

R

N

Jody Hice

GA

R

N

Brian Higgins

NY

D

N

George Holding

NC

R

N

Trey Hollingsworth

IN

R

N

Steny Hoyer

MD

D

N

Richard Hudson

NC

R

N

Randy Hultgren

IL

R

N

Pramila Jayapal

WA

D

N

Hakeem Jeffries

NY

D

N

Henry Johnson

GA

D

N

Jim Jordan

OH

R

N

Marcy Kaptur

OH

D

N

William Keating

MA

D

N

Robin Kelly

IL

D

N

Ro Khanna

CA

D

N

Ruben Kihuen

NV

D

N

Daniel Kildee

MI

D

N

Ron Kind

WI

D

N

Raul Labrador

ID

R

N

Doug Lamborn

CO

R

N

James Langevin

RI

D

N

John Larson

CT

D

N

Brenda Lawrence

MI

D

N

Barbara Lee

CA

D

N

Sander Levin

MI

D

N

John Lewis

GA

D

N

Jason Lewis

MN

R

N

Zoe Lofgren

CA

D

N

Barry Loudermilk

GA

R

N

Nita Lowey

NY

D

N

Ben Lujan

NM

D

N

Michelle Lujan Grisham

NM

D

N

Stephen Lynch

MA

D

N

Carolyn Maloney

NY

D

N

Sean Maloney

NY

D

N

Thomas Massie

KY

R

N

Tom McClintock

CA

R

N

Betty McCollum

MN

D

N

Donald McEachin

VA

D

N

James McGovern

MA

D

N

Martha McSally

AZ

R

N

Mark Meadows

NC

R

N

Gregory Meeks

NY

D

N

Grace Meng

NY

D

N

Luke Messer

IN

R

N

Alex Mooney

WV

R

N

Gwen Moore

WI

D

N

Seth Moulton

MA

D

N

Jerrold Nadler

NY

D

N

Richard Neal

MA

D

N

Kristi Noem

SD

R

N

Donald Norcross

NJ

D

N

Frank Pallone

NJ

D

N

Gary Palmer

AL

R

N

Bill Pascrell

NJ

D

N

Donald Payne

NJ

D

N

Nancy Pelosi

CA

D

N

Ed Perlmutter

CO

D

N

Scott Perry

PA

R

N

Chellie Pingree

ME

D

N

Jared Polis

CO

D

N

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

Todd Rokita

IN

R

N

Lucille Roybal Allard

CA

D

N

Bobby Rush

IL

D

N

Tim Ryan

OH

D

N

Linda Sanchez

CA

D

N

Mark Sanford

SC

R

N

John Sarbanes

MD

D

N

Janice Schakowsky

IL

D

N

Kurt Schrader

OR

D

N

David Schweikert

AZ

R

N

Robert Scott

VA

D

N

F. James Sensenbrenner

WI

R

N

José Serrano

NY

D

N

Carol Shea-Porter

NH

D

N

Albio Sires

NJ

D

N

Louise Slaughter

NY

D

N

Jason Smith

MO

R

N

Adam Smith

WA

D

N

Jackie Speier

CA

D

N

Eric Swalwell

CA

D

N

Bennie Thompson

MS

D

N

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

Nydia Velazquez

NY

D

N

Mark Walker

NC

R

N

Timothy Walz

MN

D

N

Bonnie Watson Coleman

NJ

D

N

Peter Welch

VT

D

N

Robert Wittman

VA

R

N

Rob Woodall

GA

R

N

John Yarmuth

KY

D

N

David Young

IA

R

N

Ralph Abraham

LA

R

Y

Alma Adams

NC

D

Y

Robert Aderholt

AL

R

Y

Pete Aguilar

CA

D

Y

Rick Allen

GA

R

Y

Mark Amodei

NV

R

Y

Jodey Arrington

TX

R

Y

Brian Babin

TX

R

Y

Don Bacon

NE

R

Y

Lou Barletta

PA

R

Y

Andy Barr

KY

R

Y

Joe Barton

TX

R

Y

Ami Bera

CA

D

Y

Jack Bergman

MI

R

Y

Gus Bilirakis

FL

R

Y

Rob Bishop

UT

R

Y

Mike Bishop

MI

R

Y

Sanford Bishop

GA

D

Y

Diane Black

TN

R

Y

Rod Blum

IA

R

Y

Mike Bost

IL

R

Y

Kevin Brady

TX

R

Y

Susan Brooks

IN

R

Y

Julia Brownley

CA

D

Y

Vern Buchanan

FL

R

Y

Larry Bucshon

IN

R

Y

Michael Burgess

TX

R

Y

Cheri Bustos

IL

D

Y

G.K. Butterfield

NC

D

Y

Bradley Byrne

AL

R

Y

Ken Calvert

CA

R

Y

Salud Carbajal

CA

D

Y

John Carter

TX

R

Y

Buddy Carter

GA

R

Y

Kathy Castor

FL

D

Y

Joaquin Castro

TX

D

Y

Liz Cheney

WY

R

Y

Mike Coffman

CO

R

Y

Tom Cole

OK

R

Y

Chris Collins

NY

R

Y

Doug Collins

GA

R

Y

Barbara Comstock

VA

R

Y

K. Michael Conaway

TX

R

Y

Gerald Connolly

VA

D

Y

Paul Cook

CA

R

Y

Jim Cooper

TN

D

Y

Jim Costa

CA

D

Y

Ryan Costello

PA

R

Y

Kevin Cramer

ND

R

Y

Rick Crawford

AR

R

Y

Charlie Crist

FL

D

Y

Henry Cuellar

TX

D

Y

John Culberson

TX

R

Y

Carlos Curbelo

FL

R

Y

John Curtis

UT

R

Y

Susan Davis

CA

D

Y

Rodney Davis

IL

R

Y

Peter DeFazio

OR

D

Y

John Delaney

MD

D

Y

Suzan DelBene

WA

D

Y

Val Demings

FL

D

Y

Jeff Denham

CA

R

Y

Charles Dent

PA

R

Y

Ron DeSantis

FL

R

Y

Mark DeSaulnier

CA

D

Y

Ted Deutch

FL

D

Y

Mario Diaz-Balart

FL

R

Y

Daniel Donovan

NY

R

Y

Sean Duffy

WI

R

Y

Neal Dunn

FL

R

Y

Ron Estes

KS

R

Y

Blake Farenthold

TX

R

Y

John Faso

NY

R

Y

Drew Ferguson

GA

R

Y

Brian Fitzpatrick

PA

Y

Chuck Fleischmann

TN

R

Y

Bill Flores

TX

R

Y

Jeff Fortenberry

NE

R

Y

Lois Frankel

FL

D

Y

Rodney Frelinghuysen

NJ

R

Y

Tulsi Gabbard

HI

D

Y

Matt Gaetz

FL

R

Y

Mike Gallagher

WI

R

Y

John Garamendi

CA

D

Y

Greg Gianforte

MT

R

Y

Bob Gibbs

OH

R

Y

Louie Gohmert

TX

R

Y

Vicente Gonzalez

TX

D

Y

Trey Gowdy

SC

R

Y

Sam Graves

MO

R

Y

Garret Graves

LA

R

Y

Al Green

TX

D

Y

Brett Guthrie

KY

R

Y

Karen Handel

GA

R

Y

Gregg Harper

MS

R

Y

Vicky Hartzler

MO

R

Y

Alcee Hastings

FL

D

Y

Jaime Herrera Beutler

WA

R

Y

Clay Higgins

LA

R

Y

French Hill

AR

R

Y

James Himes

CT

D

Y

Jared Huffman

CA

D

Y

Bill Huizenga

MI

R

Y

Duncan Hunter

CA

R

Y

Will Hurd

TX

R

Y

Darrell Issa

CA

R

Y

Sheila Jackson-Lee

TX

D

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

Eddie Johnson

TX

D

Y

David Joyce

OH

R

Y

John Katko

NY

R

Y

Mike Kelly

PA

R

Y

Trent Kelly

MS

R

Y

Derek Kilmer

WA

D

Y

Steve King

IA

R

Y

Peter King

NY

R

Y

Adam Kinzinger

IL

R

Y

Stephen Knight

CA

R

Y

Raja Krishnamoorthi

IL

D

Y

Ann Kuster

NH

D

Y

David Kustoff

TN

R

Y

Darin LaHood

IL

R

Y

Doug LaMalfa

CA

R

Y

Leonard Lance

NJ

R

Y

Rick Larsen

WA

D

Y

Bob Latta

OH

R

Y

Al Lawson

FL

D

Y

Ted Lieu

CA

D

Y

Daniel Lipinski

IL

D

Y

Frank LoBiondo

NJ

R

Y

David Loebsack

IA

D

Y

Billy Long

MO

R

Y

Mia Love

UT

R

Y

Alan Lowenthal

CA

D

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

Brian Mast

FL

R

Y

Doris Matsui

CA

D

Y

Kevin McCarthy

CA

R

Y

Michael McCaul

TX

R

Y

Patrick McHenry

NC

R

Y

David McKinley

WV

R

Y

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

WA

R

Y

Jerry McNerney

CA

D

Y

Patrick Meehan

PA

R

Y

Paul Mitchell

MI

R

Y

John Moolenaar

MI

R

Y

Markwayne Mullin

OK

R

Y

Stephanie Murphy

FL

D

Y

Dan Newhouse

WA

R

Y

Richard Nolan

MN

D

Y

Ralph Norman

SC

R

Y

Devin Nunes

CA

R

Y

Tom O'Halleran

AZ

D

Y

Beto O'Rourke

TX

D

Y

Pete Olson

TX

R

Y

Steven Palazzo

MS

R

Y

Jimmy Panetta

CA

D

Y

Erik Paulsen

MN

R

Y

Stevan Pearce

NM

R

Y

Scott Peters

CA

D

Y

Collin Peterson

MN

D

Y

Robert Pittenger

NC

R

Y

Ted Poe

TX

R

Y

Bruce Poliquin

ME

R

Y

Bill Posey

FL

R

Y

David Price

NC

D

Y

John Ratcliffe

TX

R

Y

Tom Reed

NY

R

Y

David Reichert

WA

R

Y

Tom Rice

SC

R

Y

Martha Roby

AL

R

Y

David Roe

TN

R

Y

Mike Rogers

AL

R

Y

Hal Rogers

KY

R

Y

Dana Rohrabacher

CA

R

Y

Francis Rooney

FL

R

Y

Tom Rooney

FL

R

Y

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

FL

R

Y

Jacky Rosen

NV

D

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

Raul Ruiz

CA

D

Y

C.A. Ruppersberger

MD

D

Y

Steve Russell

OK

R

Y

John Rutherford

FL

R

Y

Paul Ryan

WI

R

Y

Steve Scalise

LA

R

Y

Adam Schiff

CA

D

Y

Bradley Schneider

IL

D

Y

David Scott

GA

D

Y

Austin Scott

GA

R

Y

Pete Sessions

TX

R

Y

Terri Sewell

AL

D

Y

Brad Sherman

CA

D

Y

John Shimkus

IL

R

Y

Bill Shuster

PA

R

Y

Mike Simpson

ID

R

Y

Kyrsten Sinema

AZ

D

Y

Adrian Smith

NE

R

Y

Christopher Smith

NJ

R

Y

Lloyd Smucker

PA

R

Y

Darren Soto

FL

D

Y

Elise Stefanik

NY

R

Y

Chris Stewart

UT

R

Y

Steve Stivers

OH

R

Y

Mark Takano

CA

D

Y

Scott Taylor

VA

R

Y

Claudia Tenney

NY

R

Y

Glenn Thompson

PA

R

Y

Mike Thompson

CA

D

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

Marc Veasey

TX

D

Y

Filemon Vela

TX

D

Y

Peter Visclosky

IN

D

Y

Ann Wagner

MO

R

Y

Tim Walberg

MI

R

Y

Greg Walden

OR

R

Y

Jackie Walorski

IN

R

Y

Mimi Walters

CA

R

Y

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

FL

D

Y

Maxine Waters

CA

D

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

Frederica Wilson

FL

D

Y

Joe Wilson

SC

R

Y

Steve Womack

AR

R

Y

Kevin Yoder

KS

R

Y

Ted Yoho

FL

R

Y

Don Young

AK

R

Y

Lee Zeldin

NY

R

Y

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