Key Vote Alert – “No” on SGR Replacement Bill (HR ___)

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KEY VOTE ALERT

“No” on SGR Replacement Bill (HR ___)

The Club for Growth urges all members of Congress to vote “NO” on the SGR Replacement Bill (HR ___) that was recently introduced in the House without being fully offset.  A vote on this bill which could include partial offset language yet to be released is expected sometime next week.  This vote will be included in the Club’s 2015 Congressional Scorecard.

For the past decade and a half, Congress has routinely passed “doc fix” bills that increased reimbursements to health care providers in the face of scheduled cuts.  These fixes papered over the well-intended Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula that tried to tamp down health care costs, but was extremely flawed.  In any legislation replacing the SGR formula, the Club’s top concern is that it is fully paid for with sensible reforms. Unfortunately, this bill falls woefully short of that goal.  News reports state that the 10-year cost of the new bill is $200 billion, of which only $70 billion will be offset.  Part of this huge price tag is a 2-year extension of CHIP, a program that should be terminated.  Worse, a cost estimate by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget suggests this bill will add $400 billion to the national debt over 20 years.  All of this, of course, assumes that Congress will abide by the $70 billion offset.  But we consider it far from certain that they will.

If an official cost estimate comes out that shows this bill is fully offset by real spending cuts or reforms, the Club will remove its objections to the plan.

Our Congressional Scorecard for the 114th 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

144

Vote Date

March 26, 2015

Vote Counts

YEAs:

392

NAYs:

37

Not Voting:

4

Name

State

Party

Vote Position

Ruben Hinojosa

TX

D

A

Donald Payne

NJ

D

A

Raul Ruiz

CA

D

A

Adam Smith

WA

D

A

Justin Amash

MI

R

N

Rod Blum

IA

R

N

Dave Brat

VA

R

N

Jim Bridenstine

OK

R

N

Mo Brooks

AL

R

N

Ken Buck

CO

R

N

Jim Cooper

TN

D

N

Ron DeSantis

FL

R

N

Scott DesJarlais

TN

R

N

Scott Garrett

NJ

R

N

Louie Gohmert

TX

R

N

Tom Graves

GA

R

N

Glenn Grothman

WI

R

N

Tim Huelskamp

KS

R

N

Randy Hultgren

IL

R

N

Darrell Issa

CA

R

N

Sam Johnson

TX

R

N

David Jolly

FL

R

N

Walter Jones

NC

R

N

Jim Jordan

OH

R

N

Steve King

IA

R

N

Raul Labrador

ID

R

N

Barry Loudermilk

GA

R

N

Cynthia Lummis

WY

R

N

Kenny Marchant

TX

R

N

Thomas Massie

KY

R

N

Tom McClintock

CA

R

N

Mark Meadows

NC

R

N

Mick Mulvaney

SC

R

N

Jerrold Nadler

NY

D

N

Gary Palmer

AL

R

N

John Ratcliffe

TX

R

N

Mark Sanford

SC

R

N

Janice Schakowsky

IL

D

N

David Schweikert

AZ

R

N

F. James Sensenbrenner

WI

R

N

Peter Visclosky

IN

D

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

Brad Ashford

NE

D

Y

Brian Babin

TX

R

Y

Lou Barletta

PA

R

Y

Andy Barr

KY

R

Y

Joe Barton

TX

R

Y

Karen Bass

CA

D

Y

Joyce Beatty

OH

D

Y

Xavier Becerra

CA

D

Y

Dan Benishek

MI

R

Y

Ami Bera

CA

D

Y

Don Beyer

VA

D

Y

Gus Bilirakis

FL

R

Y

Rob Bishop

UT

R

Y

Sanford Bishop

GA

D

Y

Mike Bishop

MI

R

Y

Diane Black

TN

R

Y

Marsha Blackburn

TN

R

Y

Earl Blumenauer

OR

D

Y

John Boehner

OH

R

Y

Suzanne Bonamici

OR

D

Y

Mike Bost

IL

R

Y

Charles Boustany

LA

R

Y

Brendan Boyle

PA

D

Y

Kevin Brady

TX

R

Y

Robert Brady

PA

D

Y

Susan Brooks

IN

R

Y

Corrine Brown

FL

D

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

Lois Capps

CA

D

Y

Michael Capuano

MA

D

Y

Tony Cardenas

CA

D

Y

John Carney

DE

D

Y

Andre Carson

IN

D

Y

Buddy Carter

GA

R

Y

John Carter

TX

R

Y

Matthew Cartwright

PA

D

Y

Kathy Castor

FL

D

Y

Joaquin Castro

TX

D

Y

Steve Chabot

OH

R

Y

Jason Chaffetz

UT

R

Y

Judy Chu

CA

D

Y

David Cicilline

RI

D

Y

Katherine Clark

MA

D

Y

Yvette Clarke

NY

D

Y

Curt Clawson

FL

R

Y

Lacy Clay

MO

D

Y

Emanuel Cleaver

MO

D

Y

James Clyburn

SC

D

Y

Mike Coffman

CO

R

Y

Steve Cohen

TN

D

Y

Tom Cole

OK

R

Y

Doug Collins

GA

R

Y

Chris Collins

NY

R

Y

Barbara Comstock

VA

R

Y

K. Michael Conaway

TX

R

Y

Gerald Connolly

VA

D

Y

John Conyers

MI

D

Y

Paul Cook

CA

R

Y

Jim Costa

CA

D

Y

Ryan Costello

PA

R

Y

Joe Courtney

CT

D

Y

Kevin Cramer

ND

R

Y

Rick Crawford

AR

R

Y

Ander Crenshaw

FL

R

Y

Joseph Crowley

NY

D

Y

Henry Cuellar

TX

D

Y

John Culberson

TX

R

Y

Elijah Cummings

MD

D

Y

Carlos Curbelo

FL

R

Y

Susan Davis

CA

D

Y

Rodney Davis

IL

R

Y

Danny Davis

IL

D

Y

Peter DeFazio

OR

D

Y

Diana DeGette

CO

D

Y

John Delaney

MD

D

Y

Rosa DeLauro

CT

D

Y

Suzan DelBene

WA

D

Y

Jeff Denham

CA

R

Y

Charles Dent

PA

R

Y

Mark DeSaulnier

CA

D

Y

Ted Deutch

FL

D

Y

Mario Diaz-Balart

FL

R

Y

Debbie Dingell

MI

D

Y

Lloyd Doggett

TX

D

Y

Robert Dold

IL

R

Y

Michael Doyle

PA

D

Y

Tammy Duckworth

IL

D

Y

Sean Duffy

WI

R

Y

John Duncan

TN

R

Y

Jeff Duncan

SC

R

Y

Donna Edwards

MD

D

Y

Keith Ellison

MN

D

Y

Renee Ellmers

NC

R

Y

Tom Emmer

MN

R

Y

Eliot Engel

NY

D

Y

Anna Eshoo

CA

D

Y

Elizabeth Esty

CT

D

Y

Blake Farenthold

TX

R

Y

Sam Farr

CA

D

Y

Chaka Fattah

PA

D

Y

Stephen Fincher

TN

R

Y

Michael Fitzpatrick

PA

R

Y

Chuck Fleischmann

TN

R

Y

John Fleming

LA

R

Y

Bill Flores

TX

R

Y

J. Randy Forbes

VA

R

Y

Jeff Fortenberry

NE

R

Y

Bill Foster

IL

D

Y

Virginia Foxx

NC

R

Y

Lois Frankel

FL

D

Y

Trent Franks

AZ

R

Y

Rodney Frelinghuysen

NJ

R

Y

Marcia Fudge

OH

D

Y

Tulsi Gabbard

HI

D

Y

Ruben Gallego

AZ

D

Y

John Garamendi

CA

D

Y

Bob Gibbs

OH

R

Y

Christopher Gibson

NY

R

Y

Bob Goodlatte

VA

R

Y

Paul Gosar

AZ

R

Y

Trey Gowdy

SC

R

Y

Gwen Graham

FL

D

Y

Kay Granger

TX

R

Y

Garret Graves

LA

R

Y

Sam Graves

MO

R

Y

Alan Grayson

FL

D

Y

Gene Green

TX

D

Y

Al Green

TX

D

Y

H. Morgan Griffith

VA

R

Y

Raul Grijalva

AZ

D

Y

Frank Guinta

NH

R

Y

Brett Guthrie

KY

R

Y

Luis Gutierrez

IL

D

Y

Janice Hahn

CA

D

Y

Richard Hanna

NY

R

Y

Cresent Hardy

NV

R

Y

Gregg Harper

MS

R

Y

Andy Harris

MD

R

Y

Vicky Hartzler

MO

R

Y

Alcee Hastings

FL

D

Y

Denny Heck

WA

D

Y

Joseph Heck

NV

R

Y

Jeb Hensarling

TX

R

Y

Jaime Herrera Beutler

WA

R

Y

Jody Hice

GA

R

Y

Brian Higgins

NY

D

Y

French Hill

AR

R

Y

James Himes

CT

D

Y

George Holding

NC

R

Y

Michael Honda

CA

D

Y

Steny Hoyer

MD

D

Y

Richard Hudson

NC

R

Y

Jared Huffman

CA

D

Y

Bill Huizenga

MI

R

Y

Duncan Hunter

CA

R

Y

Will Hurd

TX

R

Y

Robert Hurt

VA

R

Y

Steve Israel

NY

D

Y

Sheila Jackson-Lee

TX

D

Y

Hakeem Jeffries

NY

D

Y

Lynn Jenkins

KS

R

Y

Evan Jenkins

WV

R

Y

Eddie Johnson

TX

D

Y

Henry Johnson

GA

D

Y

Bill Johnson

OH

R

Y

David Joyce

OH

R

Y

Marcy Kaptur

OH

D

Y

John Katko

NY

R

Y

William Keating

MA

D

Y

Mike Kelly

PA

R

Y

Robin Kelly

IL

D

Y

Joseph Kennedy

MA

D

Y

Daniel Kildee

MI

D

Y

Derek Kilmer

WA

D

Y

Ron Kind

WI

D

Y

Peter King

NY

R

Y

Adam Kinzinger

IL

R

Y

Ann Kirkpatrick

AZ

D

Y

John Kline

MN

R

Y

Stephen Knight

CA

R

Y

Ann Kuster

NH

D

Y

Doug LaMalfa

CA

R

Y

Doug Lamborn

CO

R

Y

Leonard Lance

NJ

R

Y

James Langevin

RI

D

Y

Rick Larsen

WA

D

Y

John Larson

CT

D

Y

Bob Latta

OH

R

Y

Brenda Lawrence

MI

D

Y

Barbara Lee

CA

D

Y

Sander Levin

MI

D

Y

John Lewis

GA

D

Y

Ted Lieu

CA

D

Y

Daniel Lipinski

IL

D

Y

Frank LoBiondo

NJ

R

Y

David Loebsack

IA

D

Y

Zoe Lofgren

CA

D

Y

Billy Long

MO

R

Y

Mia Love

UT

R

Y

Alan Lowenthal

CA

D

Y

Nita Lowey

NY

D

Y

Frank Lucas

OK

R

Y

Blaine Luetkemeyer

MO

R

Y

Ben Lujan

NM

D

Y

Michelle Lujan Grisham

NM

D

Y

Stephen Lynch

MA

D

Y

Thomas MacArthur

NJ

R

Y

Carolyn Maloney

NY

D

Y

Sean Maloney

NY

D

Y

Tom Marino

PA

R

Y

Doris Matsui

CA

D

Y

Kevin McCarthy

CA

R

Y

Michael McCaul

TX

R

Y

Betty McCollum

MN

D

Y

Jim McDermott

WA

D

Y

James McGovern

MA

D

Y

Patrick McHenry

NC

R

Y

David McKinley

WV

R

Y

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

WA

R

Y

Jerry McNerney

CA

D

Y

Martha McSally

AZ

R

Y

Patrick Meehan

PA

R

Y

Gregory Meeks

NY

D

Y

Grace Meng

NY

D

Y

Luke Messer

IN

R

Y

John Mica

FL

R

Y

Jeff Miller

FL

R

Y

Candice Miller

MI

R

Y

John Moolenaar

MI

R

Y

Alex Mooney

WV

R

Y

Gwen Moore

WI

D

Y

Seth Moulton

MA

D

Y

Markwayne Mullin

OK

R

Y

Patrick Murphy

FL

D

Y

Tim Murphy

PA

R

Y

Grace Napolitano

CA

D

Y

Richard Neal

MA

D

Y

Randy Neugebauer

TX

R

Y

Dan Newhouse

WA

R

Y

Kristi Noem

SD

R

Y

Richard Nolan

MN

D

Y

Donald Norcross

NJ

D

Y

Richard Nugent

FL

R

Y

Devin Nunes

CA

R

Y

Beto O'Rourke

TX

D

Y

Pete Olson

TX

R

Y

Steven Palazzo

MS

R

Y

Frank Pallone

NJ

D

Y

Bill Pascrell

NJ

D

Y

Erik Paulsen

MN

R

Y

Stevan Pearce

NM

R

Y

Nancy Pelosi

CA

D

Y

Ed Perlmutter

CO

D

Y

Scott Perry

PA

R

Y

Scott Peters

CA

D

Y

Collin Peterson

MN

D

Y

Chellie Pingree

ME

D

Y

Robert Pittenger

NC

R

Y

Joseph Pitts

PA

R

Y

Mark Pocan

WI

D

Y

Ted Poe

TX

R

Y

Bruce Poliquin

ME

R

Y

Jared Polis

CO

D

Y

Mike Pompeo

KS

R

Y

Bill Posey

FL

R

Y

Tom Price

GA

R

Y

David Price

NC

D

Y

Mike Quigley

IL

D

Y

Charles Rangel

NY

D

Y

Tom Reed

NY

R

Y

David Reichert

WA

R

Y

James Renacci

OH

R

Y

Reid Ribble

WI

R

Y

Kathleen Rice

NY

D

Y

Tom Rice

SC

R

Y

Cedric Richmond

LA

D

Y

E. Scott Rigell

VA

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

Todd Rokita

IN

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

Lucille Roybal Allard

CA

D

Y

Edward Royce

CA

R

Y

C.A. Ruppersberger

MD

D

Y

Bobby Rush

IL

D

Y

Steve Russell

OK

R

Y

Tim Ryan

OH

D

Y

Paul Ryan

WI

R

Y

Matt Salmon

AZ

R

Y

Linda Sanchez

CA

D

Y

Loretta Sanchez

CA

D

Y

John Sarbanes

MD

D

Y

Steve Scalise

LA

R

Y

Adam Schiff

CA

D

Y

Aaron Schock

IL

R

Y

Kurt Schrader

OR

D

Y

David Scott

GA

D

Y

Austin Scott

GA

R

Y

Robert Scott

VA

D

Y

José Serrano

NY

D

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

Albio Sires

NJ

D

Y

Louise Slaughter

NY

D

Y

Lamar Smith

TX

R

Y

Adrian Smith

NE

R

Y

Jason Smith

MO

R

Y

Christopher Smith

NJ

R

Y

Jackie Speier

CA

D

Y

Elise Stefanik

NY

R

Y

Chris Stewart

UT

R

Y

Steve Stivers

OH

R

Y

Marlin Stutzman

IN

R

Y

Eric Swalwell

CA

D

Y

Mark Takai

HI

D

Y

Mark Takano

CA

D

Y

Glenn Thompson

PA

R

Y

Bennie Thompson

MS

D

Y

Mike Thompson

CA

D

Y

Mac Thornberry

TX

R

Y

Patrick Tiberi

OH

R

Y

Scott Tipton

CO

R

Y

Dina Titus

NV

D

Y

Paul Tonko

NY

D

Y

Norma Torres

CA

D

Y

David Trott

MI

R

Y

Niki Tsongas

MA

D

Y

Michael Turner

OH

R

Y

Fred Upton

MI

R

Y

David Valadao

CA

R

Y

Chris Van Hollen

MD

D

Y

Juan Vargas

CA

D

Y

Marc Veasey

TX

D

Y

Filemon Vela

TX

D

Y

Nydia Velazquez

NY

D

Y

Ann Wagner

MO

R

Y

Tim Walberg

MI

R

Y

Greg Walden

OR

R

Y

Mark Walker

NC

R

Y

Jackie Walorski

IN

R

Y

Mimi Walters

CA

R

Y

Timothy Walz

MN

D

Y

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

FL

D

Y

Maxine Waters

CA

D

Y

Bonnie Watson Coleman

NJ

D

Y

Randy Weber

TX

R

Y

Daniel Webster

FL

R

Y

Peter Welch

VT

D

Y

Brad Wenstrup

OH

R

Y

Bruce Westerman

AR

R

Y

Lynn Westmoreland

GA

R

Y

Ed Whitfield

KY

R

Y

Roger Williams

TX

R

Y

Joe Wilson

SC

R

Y

Frederica Wilson

FL

D

Y

Robert Wittman

VA

R

Y

Steve Womack

AR

R

Y

Rob Woodall

GA

R

Y

John Yarmuth

KY

D

Y

Kevin Yoder

KS

R

Y

Ted Yoho

FL

R

Y

Todd Young

IN

R

Y

David Young

IA

R

Y

Don Young

AK

R

Y

Lee Zeldin

NY

R

Y

Ryan Zinke

MT

R

Y

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