Key Vote Alert – “YES” on “Penny Plan” Balanced Budget

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KEY VOTE ALERT

“Yes” on Penny Plan Balanced Budget

(S.Con.Res. 36)

The Club for Growth supports Senator Rand Paul’s “Penny Plan” balanced budget and we urge all Senators to vote YES on it. A vote is expected as early as Thursday of this week. The vote will be included in the Club’s 2018 congressional scorecard.

It’s unfortunate that our country’s fiscal mess is so bad that lawmakers consider it politically safer to not pass a budget at all rather than risk passing one that upsets voters. Thankfully, Senate rules will force a debate on this issue instead of allowing Senators to stall and obfuscate.

The “Penny Plan” budget would repeal the recent Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which raised spending by nearly $300 billion, and then it would cut one penny for every dollar spent on the federal budget. Together, these reforms would balance the budget within five years, and then put it on a sustainable 1% growth rate going forward.

With our national debt at just over $21 trillion, and with our annual deficit reaching $1 trillion in perpetuity, this balanced budget proposal is sorely needed.

Our Congressional Scorecard for the 115th 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.

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Vote Results

Club Position

Yes

Required for Majority

1/2

Vote Results

Motion to Proceed Rejected

Vote Number

99

Vote Date

May 17, 2018

Vote Counts

YEAs:

0

NAYs:

0

Not Voting:

97

Name

State

Party

Vote Position

Lamar Alexander

TN

R

N

Tammy Baldwin

WI

D

N

John Barrasso

WY

R

Y

Michael Bennet

CO

D

N

Richard Blumenthal

CT

D

N

Roy Blunt

MO

R

N

John Boozman

AR

R

N

Sherrod Brown

OH

D

N

Richard Burr

NC

R

N

Maria Cantwell

WA

D

N

Shelley Capito

WV

R

N

Benjamin Cardin

MD

D

N

Thomas Carper

DE

D

N

Bob Casey

PA

D

N

Bill Cassidy

LA

R

N

Susan Collins

ME

R

N

Christopher Coons

DE

D

N

Bob Corker

TN

R

N

John Cornyn

TX

R

Y

Catherine Cortez Masto

NV

D

N

Tom Cotton

AR

R

N

Mike Crapo

ID

R

Y

Ted Cruz

TX

R

Y

Steve Daines

MT

R

Y

Joe Donnelly

IN

D

N

Richard Durbin

IL

D

N

Michael Enzi

WY

R

Y

Joni Ernst

IA

R

Y

Dianne Feinstein

CA

D

N

Deb Fischer

NE

R

Y

Jeff Flake

AZ

R

Y

Cory Gardner

CO

R

N

Kirsten Gillibrand

NY

D

N

Lindsey Graham

SC

R

N

Chuck Grassley

IA

R

Y

Kamala Harris

CA

D

N

Maggie Hassan

NH

D

N

Orrin Hatch

UT

R

N

Martin Heinrich

NM

D

N

Heidi Heitkamp

ND

D

N

Dean Heller

NV

R

N

Mazie Hirono

HI

D

N

John Hoeven

ND

R

N

Cindy Hyde-Smith

MS

R

N

James Inhofe

OK

R

N

Johnny Isakson

GA

R

N

Ron Johnson

WI

R

Y

Doug Jones

AL

D

N

Tim Kaine

VA

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

Joe Manchin

WV

D

N

Edward Markey

MA

D

N

Claire McCaskill

MO

D

N

Mitch McConnell

KY

R

N

Robert Menendez

NJ

D

N

Jeff Merkley

OR

D

N

Jerry Moran

KS

R

Y

Lisa Murkowski

AK

R

N

Christopher Murphy

CT

D

N

Patty Murray

WA

D

N

Bill Nelson

FL

D

N

Rand Paul

KY

R

Y

David Perdue

GA

R

N

Gary Peters

MI

D

N

Rob Portman

OH

R

N

Jack Reed

RI

D

N

Jim Risch

ID

R

Y

Pat Roberts

KS

R

N

Mike Rounds

SD

R

N

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

Tim Scott

SC

R

Y

Jeanne Shaheen

NH

D

N

Richard Shelby

AL

R

N

Tina Smith

MN

D

N

Debbie Stabenow

MI

D

N

Dan Sullivan

AK

R

N

Jon Tester

MT

D

N

John Thune

SD

R

N

Thom Tillis

NC

R

N

Pat Toomey

PA

R

Y

Tom Udall

NM

D

N

Chris Van Hollen

MD

D

N

Mark Warner

VA

D

N

Elizabeth Warren

MA

D

N

Sheldon Whitehouse

RI

D

N

Roger Wicker

MS

R

N

Ron Wyden

OR

D

N

Todd Young

IN

R

N

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