“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:

50

NAYs:

50

Not Voting:

0

Name

State

Party

Vote Position

Lisa Murkowski

AK

R

N

Dan Sullivan

AK

R

N

Richard Shelby

AL

R

N

Tommy Tuberville

AL

R

N

John Boozman

AR

R

N

Tom Cotton

AR

R

N

Mark Kelly

AZ

D

Y

Krysten Sinema

AZ

D

Y

Dianne Feinstein

CA

D

Y

Alex Padilla

CA

D

Y

Michael Bennet

CO

D

Y

John Hickenlooper

CO

D

Y

Richard Blumenthal

CT

D

Y

Christopher Murphy

CT

D

Y

Thomas Carper

DE

D

Y

Christopher Coons

DE

D

Y

Marco Rubio

FL

R

N

Rick Scott

FL

R

N

Thomas Ossoff

GA

D

Y

Raphael Warnock

GA

D

Y

Mazie Hirono

HI

D

Y

Brian Schatz

HI

D

Y

Joni Ernst

IA

R

N

Chuck Grassley

IA

R

N

Mike Crapo

ID

R

N

Jim Risch

ID

R

N

Tammy Duckworth

IL

D

Y

Richard Durbin

IL

D

Y

Mike Braun

IN

R

N

Todd Young

IN

R

N

Roger Marshall

KS

R

N

Jerry Moran

KS

R

N

Mitch McConnell

KY

R

N

Rand Paul

KY

R

N

Bill Cassidy

LA

R

N

John Kennedy

LA

R

N

Edward Markey

MA

D

Y

Elizabeth Warren

MA

D

Y

Benjamin Cardin

MD

D

Y

Chris Van Hollen

MD

D

Y

Susan Collins

ME

R

N

Angus King

ME

I

Y

Gary Peters

MI

D

Y

Debbie Stabenow

MI

D

Y

Amy Klobuchar

MN

D

Y

Tina Smith

MN

D

Y

Roy Blunt

MO

R

N

Josh Hawley

MO

R

N

Cindy Hyde-Smith

MS

R

N

Roger Wicker

MS

R

N

Steve Daines

MT

R

N

Jon Tester

MT

D

Y

Richard Burr

NC

R

N

Thom Tillis

NC

R

N

Kevin Cramer

ND

R

N

John Hoeven

ND

R

N

Deb Fischer

NE

R

N

Ben Sasse

NE

R

N

Maggie Hassan

NH

D

Y

Jeanne Shaheen

NH

D

Y

Cory Booker

NJ

D

Y

Robert Menendez

NJ

D

Y

Martin Heinrich

NM

D

Y

Ben Lujan

NM

D

Y

Catherine Cortez Masto

NV

D

Y

Jacky Rosen

NV

D

Y

Kirsten Gillibrand

NY

D

Y

Chuck Schumer

NY

D

Y

Sherrod Brown

OH

D

Y

Rob Portman

OH

R

N

James Inhofe

OK

R

N

James Lankford

OK

R

N

Jeff Merkley

OR

D

Y

Ron Wyden

OR

D

Y

Bob Casey

PA

D

Y

Pat Toomey

PA

R

N

Jack Reed

RI

D

Y

Sheldon Whitehouse

RI

D

Y

Lindsey Graham

SC

R

N

Tim Scott

SC

R

N

Mike Rounds

SD

R

N

John Thune

SD

R

N

Marsha Blackburn

TN

R

N

Bill Hagerty

TN

R

N

John Cornyn

TX

R

N

Ted Cruz

TX

R

N

Mike Lee

UT

R

N

Mitt Romney

UT

R

N

Tim Kaine

VA

D

Y

Mark Warner

VA

D

Y

Patrick Leahy

VT

D

Y

Bernie Sanders

VT

I

Y

Maria Cantwell

WA

D

Y

Patty Murray

WA

D

Y

Tammy Baldwin

WI

D

Y

Ron Johnson

WI

R

N

Shelley Moore Capito

WV

R

N

Joe Manchin

WV

D

Y

John Barrasso

WY

R

N

Cynthia Lummis

WY

R

N

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