“NO” ON CLOTURE FOR DEBT LIMIT INCREASE

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The Club for Growth opposes the cloture vote on the Schumer/McConnell Debt Limit agreement, and urges all Senators to vote NO on cloture. A cloture vote is likely to occur soon in the Senate. The results of this vote will be included in the Club for Growth Foundation’s 2021 congressional scorecard.

The Schumer/McConnell $480,000,000,000 debt limit agreement does nothing to reform out-of-control spending in Washington. Instead, this agreement merely punts the decision back a couple months, backed up against another December deadline for more crisis-legislating. Treasury’s borrowing limit is projected to expire under the Schumer/McConnell agreement around December 3rd, 2021. Some Senators may want to vote for the agreement before they vote against it by voting for cloture and against final passage. This is a Washington-process known as the John Kerry rule, and the tactic should be opposed by Senators.

Lawmakers must finally come to terms with the fact their out-of-control spending habits jeopardize the future of the U.S. economy, as well as our national security. And in recognizing these threats, Congress should enact spending restraint that ends deficit spending and fosters economic growth through productivity, prosperity, and economic freedom. America desperately needs a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution to prevent politicians from committing intergenerational theft.

Club for Growth Foundation’s Congressional Scorecard for the 117th 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

Cloture Motion Agreed to

Vote Number

411

Vote Date

October 7, 2021

Vote Counts

YEAs:

61

NAYs:

38

Not Voting:

1

Name

State

Party

Vote Position

Tammy Baldwin

WI

D

Y

Michael Bennet

CO

D

Y

Richard Blumenthal

CT

D

Y

Cory Booker

NJ

D

Y

Sherrod Brown

OH

D

Y

Maria Cantwell

WA

D

Y

Benjamin Cardin

MD

D

Y

Thomas Carper

DE

D

Y

Bob Casey

PA

D

Y

Christopher Coons

DE

D

Y

Catherine Cortez Masto

NV

D

Y

Tammy Duckworth

IL

D

Y

Richard Durbin

IL

D

Y

Dianne Feinstein

CA

D

Y

Kirsten Gillibrand

NY

D

Y

Maggie Hassan

NH

D

Y

Martin Heinrich

NM

D

Y

John Hickenlooper

CO

D

Y

Mazie Hirono

HI

D

Y

Tim Kaine

VA

D

Y

Mark Kelly

AZ

D

Y

Amy Klobuchar

MN

D

Y

Patrick Leahy

VT

D

Y

Ben Lujan

NM

D

Y

Joe Manchin

WV

D

Y

Edward Markey

MA

D

Y

Robert Menendez

NJ

D

Y

Jeff Merkley

OR

D

Y

Christopher Murphy

CT

D

Y

Patty Murray

WA

D

Y

Thomas Ossoff

GA

D

Y

Alex Padilla

CA

D

Y

Gary Peters

MI

D

Y

Jack Reed

RI

D

Y

Jacky Rosen

NV

D

Y

Brian Schatz

HI

D

Y

Chuck Schumer

NY

D

Y

Jeanne Shaheen

NH

D

Y

Kyrsten Sinema

AZ

D

Y

Tina Smith

MN

D

Y

Debbie Stabenow

MI

D

Y

Jon Tester

MT

D

Y

Chris Van Hollen

MD

D

Y

Mark Warner

VA

D

Y

Raphael Warnock

GA

D

Y

Elizabeth Warren

MA

D

Y

Sheldon Whitehouse

RI

D

Y

Ron Wyden

OR

D

Y

Angus King

ME

I

Y

Bernie Sanders

VT

I

Y

John Barrasso

WY

R

Y

Marsha Blackburn

TN

R

N

Roy Blunt

MO

R

Y

John Boozman

AR

R

N

Mike Braun

IN

R

N

Richard Burr

NC

R

A

Shelley Moore Capito

WV

R

Y

Bill Cassidy

LA

R

N

Susan Collins

ME

R

Y

John Cornyn

TX

R

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

Joni Ernst

IA

R

N

Deb Fischer

NE

R

N

Lindsey Graham

SC

R

N

Chuck Grassley

IA

R

N

Bill Hagerty

TN

R

N

Josh Hawley

MO

R

N

John Hoeven

ND

R

N

Cindy Hyde-Smith

MS

R

N

James Inhofe

OK

R

N

Ron Johnson

WI

R

N

John Kennedy

LA

R

N

James Lankford

OK

R

N

Mike Lee

UT

R

N

Cynthia Lummis

WY

R

N

Roger Marshall

KS

R

N

Mitch McConnell

KY

R

Y

Jerry Moran

KS

R

N

Lisa Murkowski

AK

R

Y

Rand Paul

KY

R

N

Rob Portman

OH

R

Y

Jim Risch

ID

R

N

Mitt Romney

UT

R

N

Mike Rounds

SD

R

Y

Marco Rubio

FL

R

N

Ben Sasse

NE

R

N

Tim Scott

SC

R

N

Rick Scott

FL

R

N

Richard Shelby

AL

R

Y

Dan Sullivan

AK

R

N

John Thune

SD

R

Y

Thom Tillis

NC

R

N

Pat Toomey

PA

R

N

Tommy Tuberville

AL

R

N

Roger Wicker

MS

R

N

Todd Young

IN

R

N

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