Key Vote Alert – “NO” on Schumer-McConnell Budget Deal

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KEY VOTE ALERT

“NO” on Schumer-McConnell Budget Deal

The Club for Growth opposes the Schumer-McConnell budget deal and urges all members of Congress to vote NO on it.  A vote is expected soon in both chambers.  The vote will be included in the Club’s 2018 congressional scorecard.

In 2011, when Congress passed The Budget Control Act (BCA), Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell praised the deal, proclaiming that the “big government freight train” was slowing down.  Well, now that the BCA spending caps are busted under this deal yet again, it’s clear that McConnell and the GOP establishment want to speed up the big government freight train with the help of big spending liberals on the other side of the aisle.

As if that’s not bad enough, this deal also includes $80+ billion in so-called disaster relief spending, cronyist tax extenders, an expansion of farm subsidies, and another suspension in the debt ceiling, conveniently timed to expire after the mid-term elections.  Nowhere in this deal are the $54 billion in spending cuts outlined in President Trump’s budget.  Instead, the big government freight train is running out of control.

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

Motion Agreed to

Vote Number

31

Vote Date

February 9, 2018

Vote Counts

YEAs:

0

NAYs:

0

Not Voting:

99

Name

State

Party

Vote Position

Lamar Alexander

TN

R

Y

Tammy Baldwin

WI

D

Y

John Barrasso

WY

R

Y

Michael Bennet

CO

D

N

Richard Blumenthal

CT

D

Y

Roy Blunt

MO

R

Y

Cory Booker

NJ

D

N

John Boozman

AR

R

Y

Sherrod Brown

OH

D

Y

Richard Burr

NC

R

N

Maria Cantwell

WA

D

N

Shelley Capito

WV

R

Y

Benjamin Cardin

MD

D

Y

Thomas Carper

DE

D

Y

Bob Casey

PA

D

Y

Bill Cassidy

LA

R

N

Thad Cochran

MS

R

Y

Susan Collins

ME

R

Y

Christopher Coons

DE

D

Y

Bob Corker

TN

R

N

John Cornyn

TX

R

Y

Catherine Cortez Masto

NV

D

Y

Tom Cotton

AR

R

Y

Mike Crapo

ID

R

N

Ted Cruz

TX

R

Y

Steve Daines

MT

R

N

Joe Donnelly

IN

D

Y

Tammy Duckworth

IL

D

Y

Richard Durbin

IL

D

Y

Michael Enzi

WY

R

N

Joni Ernst

IA

R

Y

Dianne Feinstein

CA

D

N

Deb Fischer

NE

R

Y

Jeff Flake

AZ

R

N

Cory Gardner

CO

R

Y

Kirsten Gillibrand

NY

D

N

Lindsey Graham

SC

R

Y

Chuck Grassley

IA

R

N

Kamala Harris

CA

D

N

Maggie Hassan

NH

D

Y

Orrin Hatch

UT

R

Y

Martin Heinrich

NM

D

Y

Heidi Heitkamp

ND

D

Y

Dean Heller

NV

R

Y

Mazie Hirono

HI

D

N

John Hoeven

ND

R

Y

James Inhofe

OK

R

Y

Johnny Isakson

GA

R

Y

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

Y

James Lankford

OK

R

N

Patrick Leahy

VT

D

Y

Mike Lee

UT

R

N

Joe Manchin

WV

D

Y

Edward Markey

MA

D

N

Claire McCaskill

MO

D

Y

Mitch McConnell

KY

R

Y

Robert Menendez

NJ

D

Y

Jeff Merkley

OR

D

N

Jerry Moran

KS

R

Y

Lisa Murkowski

AK

R

Y

Christopher Murphy

CT

D

Y

Patty Murray

WA

D

Y

Bill Nelson

FL

D

Y

Rand Paul

KY

R

N

David Perdue

GA

R

Y

Gary Peters

MI

D

Y

Rob Portman

OH

R

Y

Jack Reed

RI

D

Y

Jim Risch

ID

R

N

Pat Roberts

KS

R

Y

Mike Rounds

SD

R

Y

Marco Rubio

FL

R

Y

Bernie Sanders

VT

I

N

Ben Sasse

NE

R

N

Brian Schatz

HI

D

Y

Chuck Schumer

NY

D

Y

Tim Scott

SC

R

Y

Jeanne Shaheen

NH

D

Y

Richard Shelby

AL

R

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

Y

Thom Tillis

NC

R

Y

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

N

Sheldon Whitehouse

RI

D

Y

Roger Wicker

MS

R

Y

Ron Wyden

OR

D

N

Todd Young

IN

R

Y

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