Key Vote Alert – NO on the 2020 Christmas Wish List

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“NO” on The 2020 Christmas Wish-List

Club for Growth opposes COVID Relief package and Omnibus appropriations bill agreed upon yesterday by the four leaders of the House and Senate and urges all Representatives and Senators to vote no on the legislation. If the agreement is divided into two votes, Club for Growth will key vote NO on BOTH votes. The legislative package will be considered soon in the United States House of Representatives and United States Senate. The result of the vote (or votes) will be included in the Club for Growth Foundation’s 2020 Congressional Scorecard.

This legislation is another example of Congress taking advantage of legislating by crisis and taking short-cuts in the legislative process in order to pass a bill that has not been reviewed by the American people, nor many Members. Although an agreement by Congressional leadership has been announced, there is not currently legislative text for Members of Congress and the public to review. This legislation is expected to only be available for a few hours before it will be voted on.

According to a summary document released by Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader Schumer, this bipartisan deal will spend around $900 billion on a myriad of issues including climate change reforms, rental assistances, the low-income housing tax credit, a tax credit for paid sick leave, increased food stamp benefits, a renewal and extension of unemployment benefits, education, an expansion of Pell Grants, internet access, global health money, money for vaccines, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), and stimulus checks. Stimulus spending is never good for economic growth. Although the Senate Majority Leader has called on both parties to “pass everything that we can agree to” many of these issues have not received broad support within the Senate Majority or House Minority. Perhaps this is why the Senate Majority and House Minority have not yet released a similar summary document touting the so-called “wins” they extracted in the negotiations.

The deal provides for $82 billion for colleges and schools. Education bureaucrats should not be rewarded with billions of dollars when many schools are not offering in-person educational opportunities. Instead, the money should be directed to families and students to ensure all K-12 students have access to high-quality education.

Club for Growth also opposes a federal extension of unemployment benefits. Instead, Congress should prioritize funding for the distribution of a vaccine so that a more normal life may more quickly return to the world.

For highly distressed businesses, the Paycheck Protection Program has served as a lifeline. But millions of jobs and businesses have been lost to the COVID pandemic. For those businesses and job creators, this legislation does nothing to incentivize new business formation.

Over the past 9 months, the House Majority has too often politicized the coronavirus pandemic in order to enact its political agenda in elections. Speaker Pelosi’s willingness to cut a smaller deal now than the previous $3 trillion wish-list she demanded earlier this summer is evidence that Democrats intend to continue to push for trillions in stimulus spending that will bankrupt the economy in 2021.

The legislative package will also include an Omnibus appropriations bill that will fund the discretionary appropriations elements of the federal government through September 30, 2021. Again, the legislative text for this huge pillar of the bipartisan deal is not available at the time this key vote alert was published. Members of Congress and the American people should have the ability to scrutinize this legislation and determine which special interests are being funded, whether there are any Congressional earmarks included, and what other anomalies are tucked into the pages of a thousand-page bill. If history is any evidence to that question, the answer will certainly be yes.

The Federal Government is way too big and intrusive. And 2020, punctuated by this spending bill, has watched the Congress incur more deficit spending that ever before. Prior to COVID, revenue was at a record level, but while some revenues slowed due to lockdowns enforced by States and local governments bureaucrats, the American people have suffered.  Purposeful in their agenda, liberals have attempted to turn America into chaos. Christmas is no time to reward such nasty behavior.

But there is a way forward. The American people are resilient and our economy is built on the willingness to engage in business activity, take risks, and invoke the entrepreneurial spirit of the job creator. As many businesses are taking steps to adjust to the circumstances facing their business due to the pandemic, government needs to remove tax and regulatory burdens that are preventing people from conducting business. Because this bill does none of that, President Trump should veto it.

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

251

Vote Date

December 21, 2020

Vote Counts

YEAs:

359

NAYs:

53

Not Voting:

17

Name

State

Party

Vote Position

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

Danny Davis

IL

D

Y

Susan Davis

CA

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

Lizzie Fletcher

TX

D

Y

Bill Foster

IL

D

Y

Lois Frankel

FL

D

Y

Marcia Fudge

OH

D

Y

Tulsi Gabbard

HI

D

N

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

Kwanza Hall

GA

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

Mike Levin

CA

D

Y

Andy Levin

MI

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

Ed Perlmutter

CO

D

Y

Scott Peters

CA

D

Y

Collin Peterson

MN

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

David Scott

GA

D

Y

Robert Scott

VA

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

Bennie Thompson

MS

D

Y

Mike Thompson

CA

D

Y

Dina Titus

NV

D

Y

Rashida Tlaib

MI

D

N

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

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

Justin Amash

MI

I

N

Ralph Abraham

LA

R

A

Robert Aderholt

AL

R

Y

Rick Allen

GA

R

Y

Mark Amodei

NV

R

Y

Kelly Armstrong

ND

R

N

Jodey Arrington

TX

R

Y

Brian Babin

TX

R

N

Don Bacon

NE

R

Y

James Baird

IN

R

Y

Troy Balderson

OH

R

Y

Jim Banks

IN

R

N

Andy Barr

KY

R

Y

Jack Bergman

MI

R

Y

Andy Biggs

AZ

R

N

Gus Bilirakis

FL

R

Y

Rob Bishop

UT

R

A

Dan Bishop

NC

R

N

Mike Bost

IL

R

Y

Kevin Brady

TX

R

Y

Susan Brooks

IN

R

A

Mo Brooks

AL

R

N

Vern Buchanan

FL

R

Y

Ken Buck

CO

R

N

Larry Bucshon

IN

R

Y

Ted Budd

NC

R

N

Tim Burchett

TN

R

N

Michael Burgess

TX

R

N

Bradley Byrne

AL

R

Y

Ken Calvert

CA

R

Y

Buddy Carter

GA

R

Y

John Carter

TX

R

A

Steve Chabot

OH

R

Y

Liz Cheney

WY

R

Y

Ben Cline

VA

R

Y

Michael Cloud

TX

R

N

Tom Cole

OK

R

Y

Doug Collins

GA

R

Y

James Comer

KY

R

Y

K. Michael Conaway

TX

R

N

Rick Crawford

AR

R

Y

Dan Crenshaw

TX

R

Y

John Curtis

UT

R

N

Warren Davidson

OH

R

N

Rodney Davis

IL

R

Y

Scott DesJarlais

TN

R

N

Mario Diaz-Balart

FL

R

Y

Jeff Duncan

SC

R

A

Neal Dunn

FL

R

A

Tom Emmer

MN

R

Y

Ron Estes

KS

R

Y

Drew Ferguson

GA

R

Y

Brian Fitzpatrick

PA

R

Y

Chuck Fleischmann

TN

R

Y

Bill Flores

TX

R

Y

Jeff Fortenberry

NE

R

Y

Virginia Foxx

NC

R

Y

Russ Fulcher

ID

R

Y

Matt Gaetz

FL

R

N

Mike Gallagher

WI

R

N

Mike Garcia

CA

R

Y

Greg Gianforte

MT

R

Y

Bob Gibbs

OH

R

Y

Louie Gohmert

TX

R

N

Anthony Gonzalez

OH

R

Y

Lance Gooden

TX

R

N

Paul Gosar

AZ

R

N

Kay Granger

TX

R

Y

Sam Graves

MO

R

Y

Garret Graves

LA

R

Y

Mark Green

TN

R

N

H. Morgan Griffith

VA

R

N

Glenn Grothman

WI

R

N

Michael Guest

MS

R

Y

Brett Guthrie

KY

R

Y

James Hagedorn

MN

R

Y

Andy Harris

MD

R

Y

Vicky Hartzler

MO

R

Y

Kevin Hern

OK

R

Y

Jaime Herrera Beutler

WA

R

Y

Jody Hice

GA

R

N

Clay Higgins

LA

R

N

French Hill

AR

R

Y

George Holding

NC

R

Y

Trey Hollingsworth

IN

R

N

Richard Hudson

NC

R

Y

Bill Huizenga

MI

R

Y

Will Hurd

TX

R

Y

Christopher Jacobs

NY

R

Y

Bill Johnson

OH

R

Y

Dusty Johnson

SD

R

Y

Mike Johnson

LA

R

Y

Jim Jordan

OH

R

N

John Joyce

PA

R

Y

David Joyce

OH

R

Y

John Katko

NY

R

Y

Fred Keller

PA

R

N

Mike Kelly

PA

R

Y

Trent Kelly

MS

R

N

Peter King

NY

R

Y

Steve King

IA

R

A

Adam Kinzinger

IL

R

Y

David Kustoff

TN

R

Y

Darin LaHood

IL

R

Y

Doug LaMalfa

CA

R

Y

Doug Lamborn

CO

R

N

Bob Latta

OH

R

Y

Debbie Lesko

AZ

R

Y

Billy Long

MO

R

Y

Barry Loudermilk

GA

R

A

Frank Lucas

OK

R

Y

Blaine Luetkemeyer

MO

R

Y

Kenny Marchant

TX

R

A

Roger Marshall

KS

R

Y

Thomas Massie

KY

R

N

Brian Mast

FL

R

Y

Kevin McCarthy

CA

R

Y

Michael McCaul

TX

R

Y

Tom McClintock

CA

R

N

Patrick McHenry

NC

R

Y

David McKinley

WV

R

Y

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

WA

R

Y

Dan Meuser

PA

R

Y

Carol Miller

WV

R

Y

Paul Mitchell

MI

R

Y

John Moolenaar

MI

R

Y

Alex Mooney

WV

R

N

Markwayne Mullin

OK

R

N

Greg Murphy

NC

R

A

Dan Newhouse

WA

R

Y

Ralph Norman

SC

R

N

Devin Nunes

CA

R

Y

Pete Olson

TX

R

Y

Steven Palazzo

MS

R

Y

Gary Palmer

AL

R

Y

Greg Pence

IN

R

Y

Scott Perry

PA

R

N

Bill Posey

FL

R

N

Tom Reed

NY

R

Y

Guy Reschenthaler

PA

R

Y

Tom Rice

SC

R

Y

Denver Riggleman

VA

R

Y

Martha Roby

AL

R

Y

David Roe

TN

R

Y

Mike Rogers

AL

R

A

Hal Rogers

KY

R

Y

Francis Rooney

FL

R

Y

John Rose

TN

R

N

David Rouzer

NC

R

Y

Chip Roy

TX

R

N

John Rutherford

FL

R

Y

Steve Scalise

LA

R

Y

David Schweikert

AZ

R

N

Austin Scott

GA

R

Y

F. James Sensenbrenner

WI

R

N

John Shimkus

IL

R

Y

Mike Simpson

ID

R

Y

Adrian Smith

NE

R

Y

Christopher Smith

NJ

R

Y

Jason Smith

MO

R

N

Lloyd Smucker

PA

R

Y

Ross Spano

FL

R

A

Pete Stauber

MN

R

Y

Elise Stefanik

NY

R

Y

Bryan Steil

WI

R

N

Greg Steube

FL

R

N

Chris Stewart

UT

R

N

Steve Stivers

OH

R

Y

Van Taylor

TX

R

N

Glenn Thompson

PA

R

Y

Mac Thornberry

TX

R

Y

Tom Tiffany

WI

R

N

William Timmons

SC

R

N

Scott Tipton

CO

R

N

Michael Turner

OH

R

Y

Fred Upton

MI

R

Y

Jeff Van Drew

NJ

R

Y

Ann Wagner

MO

R

Y

Tim Walberg

MI

R

Y

Greg Walden

OR

R

Y

Mark Walker

NC

R

A

Jackie Walorski

IN

R

Y

Michael Waltz

FL

R

Y

Steve Watkins

KS

R

Y

Randy Weber

TX

R

N

Daniel Webster

FL

R

A

Brad Wenstrup

OH

R

Y

Bruce Westerman

AR

R

Y

Roger Williams

TX

R

Y

Joe Wilson

SC

R

A

Robert Wittman

VA

R

Y

Steve Womack

AR

R

Y

Rob Woodall

GA

R

Y

Ron Wright

TX

R

A

Ted Yoho

FL

R

A

Don Young

AK

R

Y

Lee Zeldin

NY

R

Y

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