Key Vote Alert – Senate – “No” on Suspension of Rule XVI to Proceed to the Appropriations Minibus

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The Club for Growth urges all Senators to vote NO on suspending Rule XVI to proceed to the Appropriations Minibus. The results of this vote will be included in the Club for Growth Foundation’s 2023 congressional scorecard.

The Club for Growth opposes suspending Rule XVI to proceed to the Appropriations Minibus. Unfortunately, some Senators are trying to make sure the longstanding rules of the Senate do not apply to their big government agenda – while still making everyone else play by the same rules. Senate Standing Rule XVI prohibits members from offering amendments to general appropriations bills, “…to increase an appropriation already contained in the bill, or to add a new item of appropriation…” The Senate minibus, by adding two additional appropriation bills to the underlying text of the Military Construction, Veteran’s Affairs, and Related Appropriations Act as passed by the House, is clearly in violation of this rule. Structure determines behavior, and allowing Senate rules to be broken to advance excessive levels of spending will set the stage for another omnibus spending package. This is an unacceptable and immoral outcome.

The American people deserve relief from the reckless spending policies of liberals in Washington – spending that has supercharged inflation, forced up interest rates, put America on the brink of a devastating recession and expanded annual deficits to more $2 trillion. Further, allowing Senate leadership to bypass longstanding rules to advance higher levels of spending is the first step on the road to an omnibus that pleases only D.C. insiders. Club for Growth urges Senators to use their common sense and stand with the American people by opposing the suspension of Rule XVI to proceed to the Appropriations Minibus Appropriations minibus.


Club for Growth Foundation’s Congressional Scorecard for the 118th 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

Failed

Vote Number

233

Vote Date

September 20, 2023

Vote Counts

YEAs:

49

NAYs:

48

Not Voting:

3

Name

State

Party

Vote Position

Tammy Baldwin

WI

D

Y

John Barrasso

WY

R

N

Michael Bennet

CO

D

Y

Marsha Blackburn

TN

R

N

Richard Blumenthal

CT

D

Y

Cory Booker

NJ

D

A

John Boozman

AR

R

N

Mike Braun

IN

R

N

Katie Britt

AL

R

N

Sherrod Brown

OH

D

Y

Ted Budd

NC

R

N

Maria Cantwell

WA

D

Y

Shelley Capito

WV

R

N

Benjamin Cardin

MD

D

Y

Thomas Carper

DE

D

Y

Robert Casey

PA

D

Y

Bill Cassidy

LA

R

N

Susan Collins

ME

R

N

Christopher Coons

DE

D

Y

John Cornyn

TX

R

N

Catherine Cortez Masto

NV

D

Y

Tom Cotton

AR

R

N

Kevin Cramer

ND

R

N

Mike Crapo

ID

R

N

Ted Cruz

TX

R

N

Steve Daines

MT

R

N

Tammy Duckworth

IL

D

Y

Richard Durbin

IL

D

Y

Joni Ernst

IA

R

N

Dianne Feinstein

CA

D

Y

John Fetterman

PA

D

Y

Deb Fischer

NE

R

N

Kirsten Gillibrand

NY

D

Y

Lindsey Graham

SC

R

N

Chuck Grassley

IA

R

N

Bill Hagerty

TN

R

N

Maggie Hassan

NH

D

Y

Josh Hawley

MO

R

N

Martin Heinrich

NM

D

Y

John Hickenlooper

CO

D

Y

Mazie Hirono

HI

D

Y

John Hoeven

ND

R

N

Cindy Hyde-Smith

MS

R

N

Ron Johnson

WI

R

N

Tim Kaine

VA

D

Y

Mark Kelly

AZ

D

Y

John Kennedy

LA

R

N

Angus King

ME

I

Y

Amy Klobuchar

MN

D

Y

James Lankford

OK

R

N

Mike Lee

UT

R

N

Ben Lujan

NM

D

Y

Cynthia Lummis

WY

R

N

Joe Manchin

WV

D

Y

Edward Markey

MA

D

Y

Roger Marshall

KS

R

N

Mitch McConnell

KY

R

N

Robert Menendez

NJ

D

Y

Jeff Merkley

OR

D

Y

Jerry Moran

KS

R

N

Markwayne Mullin

OK

R

N

Lisa Murkowski

AK

R

A

Christopher Murphy

CT

D

Y

Patty Murray

WA

D

Y

Thomas Ossoff

GA

D

Y

Alex Padilla

CA

D

Y

Rand Paul

KY

R

N

Gary Peters

MI

D

Y

Jack Reed

RI

D

Y

Pete Ricketts

NE

R

N

Jim Risch

ID

R

N

Mitt Romney

UT

R

N

Jacky Rosen

NV

D

Y

Mike Rounds

SD

R

N

Marco Rubio

FL

R

N

Bernie Sanders

VT

I

Y

Brian Schatz

HI

D

Y

Eric Schmitt

MO

R

N

Chuck Schumer

NY

D

N

Tim Scott

SC

R

A

Rick Scott

FL

R

N

Jeanne Shaheen

NH

D

Y

Krysten Sinema

AZ

I

Y

Tina Smith

MN

D

Y

Debbie Stabenow

MI

D

Y

Dan Sullivan

AK

R

N

Jon Tester

MT

D

Y

John Thune

SD

R

N

Thom Tillis

NC

R

N

Tommy Tuberville

AL

R

N

Chris Van Hollen

MD

D

Y

J.D. Vance

OH

R

N

Mark Warner

VA

D

Y

Raphael Warnock

GA

D

Y

Elizabeth Warren

MA

D

Y

Peter Welch

VT

D

Y

Sheldon Whitehouse

RI

D

Y

Roger Wicker

MS

R

N

Ron Wyden

OR

D

Y

Todd Young

IN

R

N

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