“NO” on Senate Amendment to H.R. 2157, The Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act
Club for Growth opposes the Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act and urges all Representatives to vote NO on the bill. A vote on the bill is expected soon in the House of Representatives. The results of the vote will be included in the Club for Growth Foundation’s 2019 Congressional Scorecard.
The Supplemental Appropriations Act increases federal spending by more than $19 billion and the cost is not offset. A “Yes” vote means higher deficits and more debt. According to CBO, only $5.364 billion of these funds would be spent in FY2019, and more than 70 percent of the appropriations will be spent in subsequent years. When Congress considers supplemental appropriations, federal dollars should be spent in a true emergency fashion, meaning in the near term. Any federal spending that is not actually a fiscal emergency, should be considered during the regular appropriations process.
Increased federal spending is unacceptable at a time when Congress is incurring irresponsible annual deficits. Representatives need to exercise fiscal restraint with taxpayer dollars and reject this form of legislating.
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.