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:

21

NAYs:

74

Not Voting:

3

Name

State

Party

Vote Position

Tammy Baldwin

WI

D

N

Michael Bennet

CO

D

N

Richard Blumenthal

CT

D

N

Cory Booker

NJ

D

A

Sherrod Brown

OH

D

N

Maria Cantwell

WA

D

N

Benjamin Cardin

MD

D

N

Thomas Carper

DE

D

N

Bob Casey

PA

D

N

Christopher Coons

DE

D

N

Catherine Cortez Masto

NV

D

N

Joe Donnelly

IN

D

N

Tammy Duckworth

IL

D

A

Richard Durbin

IL

D

N

Dianne Feinstein

CA

D

N

Kirsten Gillibrand

NY

D

N

Kamala Harris

CA

D

N

Maggie Hassan

NH

D

N

Martin Heinrich

NM

D

N

Heidi Heitkamp

ND

D

N

Mazie Hirono

HI

D

N

Doug Jones

AL

D

N

Tim Kaine

VA

D

N

Amy Klobuchar

MN

D

N

Patrick Leahy

VT

D

N

Joe Manchin

WV

D

N

Edward Markey

MA

D

N

Claire McCaskill

MO

D

N

Robert Menendez

NJ

D

N

Jeff Merkley

OR

D

N

Christopher Murphy

CT

D

N

Patty Murray

WA

D

N

Bill Nelson

FL

D

N

Gary Peters

MI

D

N

Jack Reed

RI

D

N

Brian Schatz

HI

D

N

Chuck Schumer

NY

D

N

Jeanne Shaheen

NH

D

N

Debbie Stabenow

MI

D

N

Jon Tester

MT

D

N

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

Ron Wyden

OR

D

N

Angus King

ME

I

N

Bernie Sanders

VT

I

N

Lamar Alexander

TN

R

N

John Barrasso

WY

R

Y

Roy Blunt

MO

R

N

John Boozman

AR

R

N

Richard Burr

NC

R

N

Shelley Moore Capito

WV

R

N

Bill Cassidy

LA

R

N

Susan Collins

ME

R

N

Bob Corker

TN

R

N

John Cornyn

TX

R

Y

Tom Cotton

AR

R

N

Mike Crapo

ID

R

Y

Ted Cruz

TX

R

Y

Steve Daines

MT

R

Y

Michael Enzi

WY

R

Y

Joni Ernst

IA

R

Y

Deb Fischer

NE

R

Y

Jeff Flake

AZ

R

Y

Cory Gardner

CO

R

N

Lindsey Graham

SC

R

N

Chuck Grassley

IA

R

Y

Orrin Hatch

UT

R

N

Dean Heller

NV

R

N

John Hoeven

ND

R

N

James Inhofe

OK

R

N

Johnny Isakson

GA

R

N

Ron Johnson

WI

R

Y

John Kennedy

LA

R

Y

James Lankford

OK

R

Y

Mike Lee

UT

R

Y

John McCain

AZ

R

A

Mitch McConnell

KY

R

N

Jerry Moran

KS

R

Y

Lisa Murkowski

AK

R

N

Rand Paul

KY

R

Y

David Perdue

GA

R

N

Rob Portman

OH

R

N

Jim Risch

ID

R

Y

Pat Roberts

KS

R

N

Mike Rounds

SD

R

N

Marco Rubio

FL

R

Y

Ben Sasse

NE

R

Y

Tim Scott

SC

R

Y

Richard Shelby

AL

R

N

Dan Sullivan

AK

R

N

John Thune

SD

R

N

Thom Tillis

NC

R

N

Pat Toomey

PA

R

Y

Roger Wicker

MS

R

N

Todd Young

IN

R

N

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