Key Vote Alert – Senate – YES on Paul Amdt 1019 to Reduce Appropriations by Two Percent
Club for Growth supports Senator Rand Paul’s amendment that would reduce FY2020 appropriations for H.R.3055 by 2 percent and urges all Senators to vote YES on it. A vote on the amendment is expected in the Senate soon. The result of this vote will be included in the Club for Growth Foundation’s 2019 Congressional Scorecard.
The National Debt exceeds $22 trillion and the federal government is incurring over $1 trillion in annual deficits for FY2020 and beyond. Congress needs a plan to balance the federal budget and reign in spending. This amendment would begin to put federal spending on a path to balance by cutting two percent in spending for FY2020 from the FY2019 enacted level.
Congress needs to operate its budget like American families operate their budget. That means cutting up the credit card and ending excessive annual deficits that balloon the national debt. Net interest payments will exceed other major categorical spending, including defense spending by FY2025. Irresponsible budgeting over the past two decades is why a plan to balance the budget is urgent and necessary.
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.