Key Vote Alert – No on Schumer-Manchin Reconciliation

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NO” on So-Called “Inflation Reduction Act”

The Club for Growth opposes the offensively named “Inflation Reduction Act” and urges all Senators to vote NO. A vote is likely to occur soon. If the bill passes the Senate, the key vote will extend to the House of Representatives. The results of this vote (or votes) will be included in the Club for Growth Foundation’s 2022 congressional scorecard.

The Inflation Reduction Act assumes the American People are stupid. Already, independent analysis reveals the legislation would actually increase inflation. This legislation is bad for economic growth.

Schumer/Manchin:

  • Spends $369 billion on green/radical environmental climate policies and increases taxes by over $700 billion, just days after the U.S. officially entered the Biden Recession, which has been felt by the American People for many months through a 40+ year high in inflation, exceeding 9%.
  • Kills over 27,000 U.S. manufacturing jobs and will vastly increase energy costs in America. The bill is loaded w/ budgetary gimmicks so that Manchin can argue it will reduce deficits. These budgetary smoke & mirrors are exposed by CBO’s analysis.
  • Includes $80 billion to hire 87,000 new IRS agents that will work to fulfill Socialist Dems’ mission to confiscate wealth in America.
  • More Socialism, more socialized medicine, more Socialist price controls to force drug manufacturers to accept whatever prices Joe Biden or unelected bureaucrats in the Biden Admin thinks is fair, distorting the free market economy with price controls, causing less innovation & stopping new drugs from making it into the marketplace.
  • Expands Obamacare, subsidizing the costs of health insurance for people that make as much as $300,000.
  • Includes carveouts for union bosses by implementing prevailing wage requirements for companies that utilize tax credits in the bill.
  • Includes $60 billion in corporate welfare for green energy corporations. This Green New Deal Steal once again is an example of government picking winners and losers in the marketplace.

Over the past two and a half years, the COVID-19 pandemic unleashed economic calamity. Wasting no crisis to enact a policy agenda, Congress repeatedly passed laws throwing trillions of dollars into the economy, while giving workers government stimulus checks to incentivize millions of workers to stay out of the labor market altogether. Congress’ overreaction to COVID, and not COVID itself, created the economic recipe for the Biden Recession and historic inflation, which currently stands at 9.1 percent. Inflation has been known as the “hidden tax increase” because it decreases purchasing power and erases wage growth. But Bidenflation is not a hidden tax increase. It is an economic reality faced by all Americans at the kitchen table balancing the checkbook, at the gas pump filling up the family car, and at the grocery store when buying food.

Americans recently learned what they’ve been feeling for many months: America is officially in the Biden Recession.

Last month the Biden White House even took steps to redefine what constitutes a recession in order to distort the economic news that would hit the American People days later. Despite a mostly-complicit main-stream media echoing the White House’s propaganda, the reality of a recession sunk in long ago for the American people through higher costs, lower wages, an energy crisis, and a supply chain crisis caused by the mischievous politicians in Washington.

Make no mistake, Congress cannot spend its way out of this economic recession. America cannot tax its way out of economic recession. And America cannot regulate its way out of an economic recession. Increased taxes, increased spending, and increased regulation will only make the recession worse.

But that is just what the latest hair-brained idea from the Schumer/Manchin reconciliation bill does. The Fake-Inflation Reduction Act increases taxes by $739 billion, spends $433 billion more on Green New Deal Climate policies and socialized health care, and increases the economic burden on innovation by providing for new regulations that will suffocate economic growth from America’s private sector innovators and entrepreneurs. According to the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT), the bill will increase taxes by billions of dollars on households earning less than $200,000 – which is half of the amount ($400,000) that President Biden promised repeatedly never to increases taxes on! President Biden’s promise not to raise taxes on the American People is another political lie. The political reality is that Democrats are addicted to tax increases, confiscating the American People’s wealth in order to fundamentally transform the United States into a socialist country.

Congress should firmly reject this atrocious reconciliation bill. The American People demand it.

But what can Washington do to address the Biden Recession and Bidenflation?

For starters, Congress must freeze spending. Milton Friedman said, “Inflation is just like alcoholism. In both cases when you start drinking or when you start printing too much money, the good effects come first. The bad effects only come later. That’s why in both cases there is a strong temptation to overdo it. To drink too much and to print too much money. When it comes to the cure, it’s the other way around. When you stop drinking or when you stop printing money, the bad effects come first and the good effects only come later.” Freezing federal spending may cause a government hangover that tempts lawmakers into spending more of the federal taxpayers’ dollars, but enacting a spending freeze in statute will force Congress to prioritize federal spending programs and make tough decisions over what to fund, rather than funding everything and increasing spending again and again and again.

Next Congress should reduce taxes in order to increase competitiveness, reassert investor confidence, and give job creators certainty in their short and long-term planning decisions. Returning taxpayer dollars through decreased taxation will force Congress to live within its means, unleash new economic activity, and provide for robust economic growth activities, like new job creation, increased productivity, and increased wages – resulting in higher Gross Domestic Product (GDP) which is necessary given the recessionary effects being forced on the economy through higher taxes, excessive spending, and endless regulation.

Last, Congress should finally pass the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act. The REINS Act redefines a “major” rule as one that OMB determines may have an economic impact of $100 million or greater each year. Once the major rule is drafted, it must be affirmatively approved by both chambers of Congress and signed by the President. The bill will rescind unelected bureaucrats’ power and return more power to the American People.

The Biden Recession includes DNA from Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, career politicians and unelected bureaucrats. In order to rescue America’s economic future, it will take a bipartisan approach that drastically limits the federal government’s involvement through fiscal restraint, tax cuts, and deregulation. America must be given the chance at rebuilding the private economy without intervention and a heavy hand from disconnected politicians.

It is passed time to give the American People what they want and what they need to get through the COVID Pandemic, Bidenflation, and the Biden Recession. We need real leadership – not to make people feel good by spending taxpayer-dollars like drunken sailors. But what we need is leadership for freedom.

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

Passed

Vote Number

420

Vote Date

August 12, 2022

Vote Counts

YEAs:

220

NAYs:

207

Not Voting:

4

Name

State

Party

Vote Position

Alma Adams

NC

D

Y

Robert Aderholt

AL

R

N

Pete Aguilar

CA

D

Y

Rick Allen

GA

R

N

Colin Allred

TX

D

Y

Mark Amodei

NV

R

N

Kelly Armstrong

ND

R

N

Jodey Arrington

TX

R

N

Jake Auchincloss

MA

D

Y

Cindy Axne

IA

D

Y

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

Nanette Barragan

CA

D

Y

Karen Bass

CA

D

Y

Joyce Beatty

OH

D

Y

Cliff Bentz

OR

R

N

Ami Bera

CA

D

Y

Jack Bergman

MI

R

N

Don Beyer

VA

D

Y

Stephanie Bice

OK

R

N

Andy Biggs

AZ

R

N

Gus Bilirakis

FL

R

N

Sanford Bishop

GA

D

Y

Dan Bishop

NC

R

N

Earl Blumenauer

OR

D

Y

Lauren Boebert

CO

R

N

Suzanne Bonamici

OR

D

Y

Mike Bost

IL

R

N

Carolyn Bourdeaux

GA

D

Y

Jamaal Bowman

NY

D

Y

Brendan Boyle

PA

D

Y

Kevin Brady

TX

R

N

Mo Brooks

AL

R

N

Shontel Brown

OH

D

Y

Anthony Brown

MD

D

Y

Julia Brownley

CA

D

Y

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

Cori Bush

MO

D

Y

Cheri Bustos

IL

D

Y

G.K. Butterfield

NC

D

Y

Ken Calvert

CA

R

N

Kat Cammack

FL

R

N

Salud Carbajal

CA

D

Y

Tony Cardenas

CA

D

Y

Mike Carey

OH

R

N

Jerry Carl

AL

R

A

Andre Carson

IN

D

Y

Buddy Carter

GA

R

N

John Carter

TX

R

N

Troy Carter

LA

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

Madison Cawthorn

NC

R

N

Steve Chabot

OH

R

N

Liz Cheney

WY

R

N

Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick

FL

D

Y

Judy Chu

CA

D

Y

David Cicilline

RI

D

Y

Katherine Clark

MA

D

Y

Yvette Clarke

NY

D

Y

Emanuel Cleaver

MO

D

Y

Ben Cline

VA

R

N

Michael Cloud

TX

R

N

James Clyburn

SC

D

Y

Andrew Clyde

GA

R

N

Steve Cohen

TN

D

Y

Tom Cole

OK

R

N

James Comer

KY

R

N

Gerald Connolly

VA

D

Y

Connie Conway

CA

R

N

Jim Cooper

TN

D

Y

Luis Correa

CA

D

Y

Jim Costa

CA

D

Y

Joe Courtney

CT

D

Y

Angela Craig

MN

D

Y

Rick Crawford

AR

R

N

Dan Crenshaw

TX

R

N

Charlie Crist

FL

D

Y

Jason Crow

CO

D

Y

Henry Cuellar

TX

D

Y

John Curtis

UT

R

N

Sharice Davids

KS

D

Y

Warren Davidson

OH

R

N

Rodney Davis

IL

R

N

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

Val Demings

FL

D

Y

Mark DeSaulnier

CA

D

Y

Scott DesJarlais

TN

R

N

Ted Deutch

FL

D

Y

Mario Diaz-Balart

FL

R

N

Debbie Dingell

MI

D

Y

Lloyd Doggett

TX

D

Y

Byron Donalds

FL

R

N

Michael Doyle

PA

D

Y

Jeff Duncan

SC

R

N

Neal Dunn

FL

R

N

John Ellzey

TX

R

N

Tom Emmer

MN

R

N

Veronica Escobar

TX

D

Y

Anna Eshoo

CA

D

Y

Adriano Espaillat

NY

D

Y

Ron Estes

KS

R

N

Dwight Evans

PA

D

Y

Pat Fallon

TX

R

N

Randy Feenstra

IA

R

N

Drew Ferguson

GA

R

N

Teresa Fernandez

NM

D

Y

Brad Finstad

MN

R

N

Michelle Fischbach

MN

R

N

Scott Fitzgerald

WI

R

N

Brian Fitzpatrick

PA

R

N

Chuck Fleischmann

TN

R

N

Lizzie Fletcher

TX

D

Y

Mike Flood

NE

R

N

Mayra Flores

TX

R

N

Bill Foster

IL

D

Y

Virginia Foxx

NC

R

N

Lois Frankel

FL

D

Y

Scott Franklin

FL

R

N

Russ Fulcher

ID

R

N

Matt Gaetz

FL

R

N

Mike Gallagher

WI

R

A

Ruben Gallego

AZ

D

Y

John Garamendi

CA

D

Y

Andrew Garbarino

NY

R

N

Jesus Garcia

IL

D

Y

Mike Garcia

CA

R

N

Sylvia Garcia

TX

D

Y

Bob Gibbs

OH

R

N

Carlos Gimenez

FL

R

N

Louie Gohmert

TX

R

N

Jared Golden

ME

D

Y

Jimmy Gomez

CA

D

Y

Tony Gonzales

TX

R

N

Vicente Gonzalez

TX

D

Y

Anthony Gonzalez

OH

R

N

Robert Good

VA

R

N

Lance Gooden

TX

R

N

Paul Gosar

AZ

R

N

Josh Gottheimer

NJ

D

Y

Kay Granger

TX

R

N

Garret Graves

LA

R

N

Sam Graves

MO

R

N

Mark Green

TN

R

N

Al Green

TX

D

Y

Marjorie Greene

GA

R

N

H. Morgan Griffith

VA

R

N

Raul Grijalva

AZ

D

Y

Glenn Grothman

WI

R

N

Michael Guest

MS

R

N

Brett Guthrie

KY

R

N

Josh Harder

CA

D

Y

Andy Harris

MD

R

N

Diana Harshbarger

TN

R

N

Vicky Hartzler

MO

R

N

Jahana Hayes

CT

D

Y

Kevin Hern

OK

R

N

Yvette Herrell

NM

R

N

Jaime Herrera Beutler

WA

R

N

Jody Hice

GA

R

N

Clay Higgins

LA

R

N

Brian Higgins

NY

D

Y

French Hill

AR

R

N

James Himes

CT

D

Y

Ashley Hinson

IA

R

N

Trey Hollingsworth

IN

R

N

Steven Horsford

NV

D

Y

Chrissy Houlahan

PA

D

Y

Steny Hoyer

MD

D

Y

Richard Hudson

NC

R

N

Jared Huffman

CA

D

Y

Bill Huizenga

MI

R

N

Darrell Issa

CA

R

N

Ronny Jackson

TX

R

N

Sheila Jackson-Lee

TX

D

Y

Sara Jacobs

CA

D

Y

Christopher Jacobs

NY

R

N

Pramila Jayapal

WA

D

Y

Hakeem Jeffries

NY

D

Y

Henry Johnson

GA

D

Y

Dusty Johnson

SD

R

N

Mike Johnson

LA

R

N

Eddie Johnson

TX

D

Y

Bill Johnson

OH

R

N

Mondaire Jones

NY

D

Y

Jim Jordan

OH

R

N

David Joyce

OH

R

N

John Joyce

PA

R

N

Kaialii Kahele

HI

D

Y

Marcy Kaptur

OH

D

Y

John Katko

NY

R

N

William Keating

MA

D

Y

Fred Keller

PA

R

N

Robin Kelly

IL

D

Y

Trent Kelly

MS

R

N

Mike Kelly

PA

R

N

Ro Khanna

CA

D

Y

Daniel Kildee

MI

D

Y

Derek Kilmer

WA

D

Y

Young Kim

CA

R

N

Andy Kim

NJ

D

Y

Ron Kind

WI

D

Y

Adam Kinzinger

IL

R

N

Ann Kirkpatrick

AZ

D

Y

Raja Krishnamoorthi

IL

D

Y

Ann Kuster

NH

D

Y

David Kustoff

TN

R

N

Darin LaHood

IL

R

N

Doug LaMalfa

CA

R

N

Conor Lamb

PA

D

Y

Doug Lamborn

CO

R

N

James Langevin

RI

D

Y

Rick Larsen

WA

D

Y

John Larson

CT

D

Y

Bob Latta

OH

R

N

Jake LaTurner

KS

R

N

Brenda Lawrence

MI

D

Y

Al Lawson

FL

D

Y

Suzanne Lee

NV

D

Y

Barbara Lee

CA

D

Y

Debbie Lesko

AZ

R

N

Julia Letlow

LA

R

N

Andy Levin

MI

D

Y

Mike Levin

CA

D

Y

Ted Lieu

CA

D

Y

Zoe Lofgren

CA

D

Y

Billy Long

MO

R

N

Barry Loudermilk

GA

R

N

Alan Lowenthal

CA

D

Y

Frank Lucas

OK

R

N

Blaine Luetkemeyer

MO

R

N

Elaine Luria

VA

D

Y

Stephen Lynch

MA

D

Y

Nancy Mace

SC

R

N

Tom Malinowski

NJ

D

Y

Nicole Malliotakis

NY

R

N

Carolyn Maloney

NY

D

Y

Sean Maloney

NY

D

Y

Tracey Mann

KS

R

N

Kathy Manning

NC

D

Y

Thomas Massie

KY

R

N

Brian Mast

FL

R

N

Doris Matsui

CA

D

Y

Lucy McBath

GA

D

Y

Kevin McCarthy

CA

R

N

Michael McCaul

TX

R

N

Lisa McClain

MI

R

N

Tom McClintock

CA

R

N

Betty McCollum

MN

D

Y

Donald McEachin

VA

D

Y

Jim McGovern

MA

D

Y

Patrick McHenry

NC

R

N

David McKinley

WV

R

N

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

WA

R

N

Jerry McNerney

CA

D

Y

Gregory Meeks

NY

D

Y

Peter Meijer

MI

R

N

Grace Meng

NY

D

Y

Dan Meuser

PA

R

N

Kweisi Mfume

MD

D

Y

Mary Miller

IL

R

N

Carol Miller

WV

R

N

Mariannette Miller-Meeks

IA

R

N

John Moolenaar

MI

R

N

Alex Mooney

WV

R

N

Blake Moore

UT

R

N

Barry Moore

AL

R

N

Gwen Moore

WI

D

Y

Joseph Morelle

NY

D

Y

Seth Moulton

MA

D

Y

Frank Mrvan

IN

D

Y

Markwayne Mullin

OK

R

N

Stephanie Murphy

FL

D

Y

Greg Murphy

NC

R

N

Jerrold Nadler

NY

D

Y

Grace Napolitano

CA

D

Y

Richard Neal

MA

D

Y

Joseph Neguse

CO

D

Y

Troy Nehls

TX

R

N

Dan Newhouse

WA

R

N

Marie Newman

IL

D

Y

Donald Norcross

NJ

D

Y

Ralph Norman

SC

R

N

Tom O'Halleran

AZ

D

Y

Jay Obernolte

CA

R

N

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

NY

D

Y

Ilhan Omar

MN

D

Y

Burgess Owens

UT

R

N

Steven Palazzo

MS

R

N

Frank Pallone

NJ

D

Y

Gary Palmer

AL

R

N

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

Greg Pence

IN

R

A

Ed Perlmutter

CO

D

Y

Scott Perry

PA

R

N

Scott Peters

CA

D

Y

August Pfluger

TX

R

N

Dean Phillips

MN

D

Y

Chellie Pingree

ME

D

Y

Mark Pocan

WI

D

Y

Katie Porter

CA

D

Y

Bill Posey

FL

R

N

Ayanna Pressley

MA

D

Y

David Price

NC

D

Y

Mike Quigley

IL

D

Y

Jamie Raskin

MD

D

Y

Guy Reschenthaler

PA

R

N

Tom Rice

SC

R

N

Kathleen Rice

NY

D

Y

Lisa Rochester

DE

D

Y

Mike Rogers

AL

R

A

Hal Rogers

KY

R

N

John Rose

TN

R

N

Matt Rosendale

MT

R

N

Deborah Ross

NC

D

Y

David Rouzer

NC

R

N

Chip Roy

TX

R

N

Lucille Roybal Allard

CA

D

Y

Raul Ruiz

CA

D

Y

C.A. Ruppersberger

MD

D

Y

Bobby Rush

IL

D

Y

John Rutherford

FL

R

N

Tim Ryan

OH

D

Y

Maria Salazar

FL

R

N

Linda Sanchez

CA

D

Y

John Sarbanes

MD

D

Y

Steve Scalise

LA

R

N

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

David Schweikert

AZ

R

N

David Scott

GA

D

Y

Austin Scott

GA

R

N

Robert Scott

VA

D

Y

Pete Sessions

TX

R

N

Terri Sewell

AL

D

Y

Brad Sherman

CA

D

Y

Mikie Sherrill

NJ

D

Y

Mike Simpson

ID

R

N

Albio Sires

NJ

D

Y

Elissa Slotkin

MI

D

Y

Adam Smith

WA

D

Y

Christopher Smith

NJ

R

N

Jason Smith

MO

R

N

Adrian Smith

NE

R

N

Lloyd Smucker

PA

R

N

Darren Soto

FL

D

Y

Abigail Spanberger

VA

D

Y

Victoria Spartz

IN

R

N

Jackie Speier

CA

D

Y

Melanie Stansbury

NM

D

Y

Greg Stanton

AZ

D

Y

Pete Stauber

MN

R

N

Michelle Steel

CA

R

N

Elise Stefanik

NY

R

N

Bryan Steil

WI

R

N

Greg Steube

FL

R

N

Haley Stevens

MI

D

Y

Chris Stewart

UT

R

N

Marilyn Strickland

WA

D

Y

Thomas Suozzi

NY

D

Y

Eric Swalwell

CA

D

Y

Mark Takano

CA

D

Y

Van Taylor

TX

R

N

Claudia Tenney

NY

R

N

Glenn Thompson

PA

R

N

Mike Thompson

CA

D

Y

Bennie Thompson

MS

D

Y

Tom Tiffany

WI

R

N

William Timmons

SC

R

N

Dina Titus

NV

D

Y

Rashida Tlaib

MI

D

Y

Paul Tonko

NY

D

Y

Ritchie Torres

NY

D

Y

Norma Torres

CA

D

Y

Lori Trahan

MA

D

Y

David Trone

MD

D

Y

Michael Turner

OH

R

N

Lauren Underwood

IL

D

Y

Fred Upton

MI

R

N

David Valadao

CA

R

N

Jeff Van Drew

NJ

R

N

Beth Van Duyne

TX

R

N

Juan Vargas

CA

D

Y

Marc Veasey

TX

D

Y

Nydia Velazquez

NY

D

Y

Ann Wagner

MO

R

N

Tim Walberg

MI

R

N

Michael Waltz

FL

R

N

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

FL

D

Y

Maxine Waters

CA

D

Y

Bonnie Watson Coleman

NJ

D

Y

Randy Weber

TX

R

N

Daniel Webster

FL

R

N

Peter Welch

VT

D

Y

Brad Wenstrup

OH

R

N

Bruce Westerman

AR

R

N

Jennifer Wexton

VA

D

Y

Susan Wild

PA

D

Y

Nikema Williams

GA

D

Y

Roger Williams

TX

R

N

Joe Wilson

SC

R

N

Frederica Wilson

FL

D

Y

Robert Wittman

VA

R

N

Steve Womack

AR

R

N

John Yarmuth

KY

D

Y

Lee Zeldin

NY

R

N

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