“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

John Barrasso

WY

R

N

Marsha Blackburn

TN

R

N

Roy Blunt

MO

R

N

John Boozman

AR

R

N

Mike Braun

IN

R

N

Richard Burr

NC

R

N

Shelley Moore Capito

WV

R

N

Bill Cassidy

LA

R

N

Susan Collins

ME

R

N

John Cornyn

TX

R

N

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

N

Jerry Moran

KS

R

N

Lisa Murkowski

AK

R

N

Rand Paul

KY

R

N

Rob Portman

OH

R

N

Jim Risch

ID

R

N

Mitt Romney

UT

R

N

Mike Rounds

SD

R

N

Marco Rubio

FL

R

N

Ben Sasse

NE

R

N

Rick Scott

FL

R

N

Tim Scott

SC

R

N

Richard Shelby

AL

R

N

Dan Sullivan

AK

R

N

John Thune

SD

R

N

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

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

Angus King

ME

I

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

Bernie Sanders

VT

I

Y

Brian Schatz

HI

D

Y

Chuck Schumer

NY

D

Y

Jeanne Shaheen

NH

D

Y

Krysten 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

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