“NO” on H.CON.RES.11 & S.CON.RES.5, The Shell-Budget Resolutions

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Club for Growth opposes H.CON.RES.11 and S.CON.RES.5, the Democrats’ shell budget resolution, and urges all Representatives and Senators to vote no on the legislation. The result of the vote will be included in the Club for Growth Foundation’s 2021 Congressional Scorecard.

The Budget Resolution is intended to be an aspirational document that lays out a budgetary vision for the federal government. But now that President Biden and Democrats have unified government, they’re using the budget resolution merely as a vehicle to advance President Biden’s far-left agenda through budget reconciliation.

A budget resolution should propose constraints on the federal government on spending and revenues. But Democrats are using this budget resolution as a legislative “shell” that will merely serve as the legislative vehicle to allow for enactment of President Biden’s agenda. President Biden hasn’t even proposed a budget, nor has the House or Senate had any Committee hearings on the budget in 2021. The budget resolution is expected to advance a $1.9 trillion partisan COVID relief package the same week that the CBO projected economic growth to return to pre-COVID. Democrats also intend to include the extension the expansion of federal unemployment benefits, distribute stimulus checks to most Americans (including people that have not been economically harmed by the pandemic), and provide hundreds of billions of dollars to Governors in a cash bailout to states that have irresponsibly played games with their economy in order to damage political opponents, among other costly provisions.

Although subsequent legislation is forthcoming, this shell budget resolution is the first step forward for President Biden and Congressional Democrats to radically change America on a partisan vote through reconciliation. Members of Congress should instead negotiate pro-growth COVID relief legislation that safely reopens the American economy, reduces regulatory and tax burdens, and accommodates a rapid delivery of the COVID vaccination.

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

No

Required for Majority

1/2

Vote Results

Concurrent Resolution Agreed to

Vote Number

54

Vote Date

February 5, 2021

Vote Counts

YEAs:

0

NAYs:

0

Not Voting:

100

Name

State

Party

Vote Position

Tammy Baldwin

WI

D

Y

John Barrasso

WY

R

N

Michael Bennet

CO

D

Y

Marsha Blackburn

TN

R

N

Richard Blumenthal

CT

D

Y

Roy Blunt

MO

R

N

Cory Booker

NJ

D

Y

John Boozman

AR

R

N

Mike Braun

IN

R

N

Sherrod Brown

OH

D

Y

Richard Burr

NC

R

N

Maria Cantwell

WA

D

Y

Shelley Capito

WV

R

N

Benjamin Cardin

MD

D

Y

Thomas Carper

DE

D

Y

Bob Casey

PA

D

Y

Bill Cassidy

LA

R

N

Susan Collins

ME

R

N

Christopher Coons

DE

D

Y

John Cornyn

TX

R

N

Catherine Cortez Masto

NV

D

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

Tammy Duckworth

IL

D

Y

Richard Durbin

IL

D

Y

Joni Ernst

IA

R

N

Dianne Feinstein

CA

D

Y

Deb Fischer

NE

R

N

Kirsten Gillibrand

NY

D

Y

Lindsey Graham

SC

R

N

Chuck Grassley

IA

R

N

William Hagerty

TN

R

N

Maggie Hassan

NH

D

Y

Josh Hawley

MO

R

N

Martin Heinrich

NM

D

Y

John Hickenlooper

CO

D

Y

Mazie Hirono

HI

D

Y

John Hoeven

ND

R

N

Cindy Hyde-Smith

MS

R

N

James Inhofe

OK

R

N

Ron Johnson

WI

R

N

Tim Kaine

VA

D

Y

Mark Kelly

AZ

D

Y

John Kennedy

LA

R

N

Angus King

ME

I

Y

Amy Klobuchar

MN

D

Y

James Lankford

OK

R

N

Patrick Leahy

VT

D

Y

Mike Lee

UT

R

N

Ben Lujan

NM

D

Y

Cynthia Lummis

WY

R

N

Joe Manchin

WV

D

Y

Edward Markey

MA

D

Y

Roger Marshall

KS

R

N

Mitch McConnell

KY

R

N

Robert Menendez

NJ

D

Y

Jeff Merkley

OR

D

Y

Jerry Moran

KS

R

N

Lisa Murkowski

AK

R

N

Christopher Murphy

CT

D

Y

Patty Murray

WA

D

Y

Thomas Ossoff

GA

D

Y

Alex Padilla

CA

D

Y

Rand Paul

KY

R

N

Gary Peters

MI

D

Y

Rob Portman

OH

R

N

Jack Reed

RI

D

Y

Jim Risch

ID

R

N

Mitt Romney

UT

R

N

Jacky Rosen

NV

D

Y

Mike Rounds

SD

R

N

Marco Rubio

FL

R

N

Bernie Sanders

VT

I

Y

Ben Sasse

NE

R

N

Brian Schatz

HI

D

Y

Chuck Schumer

NY

D

Y

Tim Scott

SC

R

N

Rick Scott

FL

R

N

Jeanne Shaheen

NH

D

Y

Richard Shelby

AL

R

N

Krysten Sinema

AZ

D

Y

Tina Smith

MN

D

Y

Debbie Stabenow

MI

D

Y

Dan Sullivan

AK

R

N

Jon Tester

MT

D

Y

John Thune

SD

R

N

Thom Tillis

NC

R

N

Pat Toomey

PA

R

N

Thomas Tuberville

AL

R

N

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

Roger Wicker

MS

R

N

Ron Wyden

OR

D

Y

Todd Young

IN

R

N

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