KEY VOTE ALERT – “NO” on the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015 (HR 3038)



“NO” on the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015 (HR 3038)

The Club for Growth urges all House members to vote “NO” on the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015 (HR 3038) that provides a short-term patch to the Highway Trust Fund.  A vote on this is expected today.  This vote will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2015 Congressional Scorecard.

This bill includes no pro-growth reforms and is financed with budget gimmicks – not real spending cuts that reduce the size of government.  Finally, it’s well known that this bill could eventually become the vehicle to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank.  House members committed to limited government should oppose this bill, and instead support the Transportation Empowerment Act (HR 2716), which returns most infrastructure spending decisions back to the states.  Members should also strongly oppose any efforts to attach Ex-Im Bank to this bill.

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.