Key Vote Alert “NO” on H.R. 1425, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act

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Club for Growth opposes the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act. The legislation will be considered soon in the United States House of Representatives. The result of the vote will be included in the Club for Growth Foundation’s 2020 Congressional Scorecard.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act doubles down on the failures of Obamacare and limits choice and competition in the health care marketplace for consumers. It raids Medicare by nearly $500 billion in order to finance the enhancement by fixing prices in prescription medications. But rather than using the money from this price-fixing socialist scheme to improve Medicare’s solvency, the money is redirected into Obamacare so that healthy, able-bodied people can remain on Medicaid, while forcing states to keep ineligible Medicaid recipients on its Medicaid rolls. At a time when American innovation is needed, price-fixing would cause many drug-manufactures to produce less, and reduce choice for consumers. Moreover, the bill provides for a $10 billion annual permanent bailout of health insurers.

The solution to America’s health care woes does not lie within an enhancement of government’s role. Instead, Congress should take steps to remove government from the health care decisions that should be between a doctor and patient. If Congress does anything, it should take action to expand choice and competition by taking steps to codify important action taken by the current administration that makes available Short-Term Limited Duration plans (STLDs), Association Health Plans (AHPs), and health care reimbursement accounts (HRAs). But this legislation actually repeals STLDs.

Across America, people have been saddled with soaring premiums and have been victimized by low-quality health care due to lack of competition. Make no mistake, liberals in Congress desperately seek to enact a single-payer health care system as part of their Green New Deal. Their goal is control of individuals’ health care decisions. And legislation like this that only furthers that goal should be soundly rejected by anyone that cares about preserving quality and competition in health care.

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

124

Vote Date

June 29, 2020

Vote Counts

YEAs:

234

NAYs:

179

Not Voting:

18

Name

State

Party

Vote Position

Ralph Abraham

LA

R

A

John Curtis

UT

R

A

Tom Emmer

MN

R

A

Mike Gallagher

WI

R

A

Paul Gosar

AZ

R

A

Kay Granger

TX

R

A

Brett Guthrie

KY

R

A

David Joyce

OH

R

A

John Katko

NY

R

A

Steve King

IA

R

A

Barry Loudermilk

GA

R

A

Kenny Marchant

TX

R

A

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

WA

R

A

Steven Palazzo

MS

R

A

Martha Roby

AL

R

A

Francis Rooney

FL

R

A

Austin Scott

GA

R

A

Randy Weber

TX

R

A

Robert Aderholt

AL

R

N

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

James Baird

IN

R

N

Troy Balderson

OH

R

N

Jim Banks

IN

R

N

Andy Barr

KY

R

N

Jack Bergman

MI

R

N

Andy Biggs

AZ

R

N

Gus Bilirakis

FL

R

N

Rob Bishop

UT

R

N

Dan Bishop

NC

R

N

Mike Bost

IL

R

N

Kevin Brady

TX

R

N

Mo Brooks

AL

R

N

Susan Brooks

IN

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

Michael Burgess

TX

R

N

Bradley Byrne

AL

R

N

Ken Calvert

CA

R

N

John Carter

TX

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

Tom Cole

OK

R

N

Doug Collins

GA

R

N

James Comer

KY

R

N

K. Michael Conaway

TX

R

N

Paul Cook

CA

R

N

Rick Crawford

AR

R

N

Dan Crenshaw

TX

R

N

Warren Davidson

OH

R

N

Rodney Davis

IL

R

N

Scott DesJarlais

TN

R

N

Mario Diaz-Balart

FL

R

N

Jeff Duncan

SC

R

N

Neal Dunn

FL

R

N

Ron Estes

KS

R

N

Drew Ferguson

GA

R

N

Chuck Fleischmann

TN

R

N

Bill Flores

TX

R

N

Jeff Fortenberry

NE

R

N

Virginia Foxx

NC

R

N

Russ Fulcher

ID

R

N

Matt Gaetz

FL

R

N

Mike Garcia

CA

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

Sam Graves

MO

R

N

Tom Graves

GA

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

James Hagedorn

MN

R

N

Andy Harris

MD

R

N

Vicky Hartzler

MO

R

N

Kevin Hern

OK

R

N

Jaime Herrera Beutler

WA

R

N

Jody Hice

GA

R

N

Clay Higgins

LA

R

N

French Hill

AR

R

N

George Holding

NC

R

N

Trey Hollingsworth

IN

R

N

Richard Hudson

NC

R

N

Bill Huizenga

MI

R

N

Will Hurd

TX

R

N

Bill Johnson

OH

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

Trent Kelly

MS

R

N

Mike Kelly

PA

R

N

Peter King

NY

R

N

Adam Kinzinger

IL

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

Billy Long

MO

R

N

Frank Lucas

OK

R

N

Blaine Luetkemeyer

MO

R

N

Roger Marshall

KS

R

N

Thomas Massie

KY

R

N

Brian Mast

FL

R

N

Kevin McCarthy

CA

R

N

Michael McCaul

TX

R

N

Tom McClintock

CA

R

N

Patrick McHenry

NC

R

N

David McKinley

WV

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

Markwayne Mullin

OK

R

N

Greg Murphy

NC

R

N

Dan Newhouse

WA

R

N

Ralph Norman

SC

R

N

Devin Nunes

CA

R

N

Pete Olson

TX

R

N

Gary Palmer

AL

R

N

Greg Pence

IN

R

N

Scott Perry

PA

R

N

Collin Peterson

MN

D

N

Bill Posey

FL

R

N

Tom Reed

NY

R

N

Guy Reschenthaler

PA

R

N

Tom Rice

SC

R

N

Denver Riggleman

VA

R

N

David Roe

TN

R

N

Hal Rogers

KY

R

N

Mike Rogers

AL

R

N

John Rose

TN

R

N

David Rouzer

NC

R

N

Chip Roy

TX

R

N

John Rutherford

FL

R

N

Steve Scalise

LA

R

N

David Schweikert

AZ

R

N

F. James Sensenbrenner

WI

R

N

John Shimkus

IL

R

N

Mike Simpson

ID

R

N

Jason Smith

MO

R

N

Adrian Smith

NE

R

N

Christopher Smith

NJ

R

N

Lloyd Smucker

PA

R

N

Ross Spano

FL

R

N

Pete Stauber

MN

R

N

Elise Stefanik

NY

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

Fred Upton

MI

R

N

Ann Wagner

MO

R

N

Tim Walberg

MI

R

N

Greg Walden

OR

R

N

Mark Walker

NC

R

N

Jackie Walorski

IN

R

N

Michael Waltz

FL

R

N

Steve Watkins

KS

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

Ron Wright

TX

R

N

Ted Yoho

FL

R

N

Don Young

AK

R

N

Lee Zeldin

NY

R

N

Alma Adams

NC

D

Y

Pete Aguilar

CA

D

Y

Colin Allred

TX

D

Y

Cindy Axne

IA

D

Y

Nanette Barragan

CA

D

Y

Karen Bass

CA

D

Y

Joyce Beatty

OH

D

Y

Ami Bera

CA

D

Y

Don Beyer

VA

D

Y

Sanford Bishop

GA

D

Y

Earl Blumenauer

OR

D

Y

Lisa Blunt Rochester

DE

D

Y

Suzanne Bonamici

OR

D

Y

Brendan Boyle

PA

D

Y

Anthony Brindisi

NY

D

Y

Anthony Brown

MD

D

Y

Julia Brownley

CA

D

Y

Cheri Bustos

IL

D

Y

G.K. Butterfield

NC

D

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Al Green

TX

D

Y

Raul Grijalva

AZ

D

Y

Debra Haaland

NM

D

Y

Josh Harder

CA

D

Y

Alcee Hastings

FL

D

Y

Jahana Hayes

CT

D

Y

Denny Heck

WA

D

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

Sheila Jackson-Lee

TX

D

Y

Pramila Jayapal

WA

D

Y

Hakeem Jeffries

NY

D

Y

Eddie Johnson

TX

D

Y

Henry Johnson

GA

D

Y

Marcy Kaptur

OH

D

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

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

Andy Levin

MI

D

Y

Mike Levin

CA

D

Y

John Lewis

GA

D

Y

Ted Lieu

CA

D

Y

Daniel Lipinski

IL

D

Y

David Loebsack

IA

D

Y

Zoe Lofgren

CA

D

Y

Alan Lowenthal

CA

D

Y

Nita Lowey

NY

D

Y

Ben Lujan

NM

D

Y

Elaine Luria

VA

D

Y

Stephen Lynch

MA

D

Y

Tom Malinowski

NJ

D

Y

Sean Maloney

NY

D

Y

Carolyn Maloney

NY

D

Y

Doris Matsui

CA

D

Y

Ben McAdams

UT

D

Y

Lucy McBath

GA

D

Y

Betty McCollum

MN

D

Y

Donald McEachin

VA

D

Y

James McGovern

MA

D

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

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

Ed Perlmutter

CO

D

Y

Scott Peters

CA

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

Kathleen Rice

NY

D

Y

Cedric Richmond

LA

D

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

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

Kurt Schrader

OR

D

Y

Kim Schrier

WA

D

Y

Robert Scott

VA

D

Y

David Scott

GA

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

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

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

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

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

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