Key Vote Alert – Senate – YES on Cruz Amdt #969

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“YES” on Cruz Amdt. #969 to H.R. 1319

Club for Growth strongly supports Senator Ted Cruz’s amendment #969, which would provide children with an option for in-classroom education instruction if the child’s local public school does not commit to reopening to 5-day-a-week, in-classroom instruction for the remainder of the current school year and the 2021-2022 school year and urges all Senators to vote YES on the amendment. The result of the vote will be included in the Club for Growth Foundation’s 2021 Congressional Scorecard.

Club for Growth has encouraged Congress for nearly a year to deliver parental choice in K-12 education to students and families that are unable to access high-quality education during the coronavirus pandemic. This important amendment would help accommodate a safe re-opening of schools and a return to in-person education by requiring schools to submit a re-opening plan. For students that are not able to access high-quality education because a school is not re-opening, a grant program to assist families with educational costs in order to provide students to alternative education will be established with grants as high as $10,000 per student to offset qualified expenses associated with K-12 education.

Allowing for federal dollars to follow students and parents, rather than educational institutions, will greatly improve parental choice in education, improve educational opportunities for students, and ensure that educational bureaucrats stop playing a game of political chicken at the expense of students’ education.

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

Yes

Required for Majority

1/2

Vote Results

Amendment Rejected

Vote Number

95

Vote Date

March 6, 2021

Vote Counts

YEAs:

0

NAYs:

0

Not Voting:

100

Name

State

Party

Vote Position

Tammy Baldwin

WI

D

N

John Barrasso

WY

R

Y

Michael Bennet

CO

D

N

Marsha Blackburn

TN

R

Y

Richard Blumenthal

CT

D

N

Roy Blunt

MO

R

Y

Cory Booker

NJ

D

N

John Boozman

AR

R

Y

Mike Braun

IN

R

Y

Sherrod Brown

OH

D

N

Richard Burr

NC

R

Y

Maria Cantwell

WA

D

N

Shelley Capito

WV

R

Y

Benjamin Cardin

MD

D

N

Thomas Carper

DE

D

N

Bob Casey

PA

D

N

Bill Cassidy

LA

R

Y

Susan Collins

ME

R

Y

Christopher Coons

DE

D

N

John Cornyn

TX

R

Y

Catherine Cortez Masto

NV

D

N

Tom Cotton

AR

R

Y

Kevin Cramer

ND

R

Y

Mike Crapo

ID

R

Y

Ted Cruz

TX

R

Y

Steve Daines

MT

R

Y

Tammy Duckworth

IL

D

N

Richard Durbin

IL

D

N

Joni Ernst

IA

R

Y

Dianne Feinstein

CA

D

N

Deb Fischer

NE

R

Y

Kirsten Gillibrand

NY

D

N

Lindsey Graham

SC

R

Y

Chuck Grassley

IA

R

Y

William Hagerty

TN

R

Y

Maggie Hassan

NH

D

N

Josh Hawley

MO

R

Y

Martin Heinrich

NM

D

N

John Hickenlooper

CO

D

N

Mazie Hirono

HI

D

N

John Hoeven

ND

R

Y

Cindy Hyde-Smith

MS

R

Y

James Inhofe

OK

R

Y

Ron Johnson

WI

R

Y

Tim Kaine

VA

D

N

Mark Kelly

AZ

D

N

John Kennedy

LA

R

Y

Angus King

ME

I

N

Amy Klobuchar

MN

D

N

James Lankford

OK

R

Y

Patrick Leahy

VT

D

N

Mike Lee

UT

R

Y

Ben Lujan

NM

D

N

Cynthia Lummis

WY

R

Y

Joe Manchin

WV

D

N

Edward Markey

MA

D

N

Roger Marshall

KS

R

Y

Mitch McConnell

KY

R

Y

Robert Menendez

NJ

D

N

Jeff Merkley

OR

D

N

Jerry Moran

KS

R

Y

Lisa Murkowski

AK

R

Y

Christopher Murphy

CT

D

N

Patty Murray

WA

D

N

Thomas Ossoff

GA

D

N

Alex Padilla

CA

D

N

Rand Paul

KY

R

Y

Gary Peters

MI

D

N

Rob Portman

OH

R

Y

Jack Reed

RI

D

N

Jim Risch

ID

R

Y

Mitt Romney

UT

R

Y

Jacky Rosen

NV

D

N

Mike Rounds

SD

R

Y

Marco Rubio

FL

R

Y

Bernie Sanders

VT

I

N

Ben Sasse

NE

R

Y

Brian Schatz

HI

D

N

Chuck Schumer

NY

D

N

Rick Scott

FL

R

Y

Tim Scott

SC

R

Y

Jeanne Shaheen

NH

D

N

Richard Shelby

AL

R

Y

Krysten Sinema

AZ

D

N

Tina Smith

MN

D

N

Debbie Stabenow

MI

D

N

Dan Sullivan

AK

R

A

Jon Tester

MT

D

N

John Thune

SD

R

Y

Thom Tillis

NC

R

Y

Pat Toomey

PA

R

Y

Thomas Tuberville

AL

R

Y

Chris Van Hollen

MD

D

N

Mark Warner

VA

D

N

Raphael Warnock

GA

D

N

Elizabeth Warren

MA

D

N

Sheldon Whitehouse

RI

D

N

Roger Wicker

MS

R

Y

Ron Wyden

OR

D

N

Todd Young

IN

R

Y

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