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Key Vote Alert - "NO" on the House Flood Bill (HR 3370)

Posted on Feb. 25, 14 | 09:19 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Key Vote Alert House

KEY VOTE ALERT
"NO" on the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (HR 3370)

The Club for Growth urges all House members to vote "NO" on the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 (HR 3370). A vote is expected later this week. The vote on final passage, and/or any procedural votes, will be included in the Club's 2014 Congressional Scorecard.

This bill unwinds, and in part repeals, the much-needed Biggert-Waters reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Unfortunately, this shows that House leadership is uncommitted to the limited government reforms that they themselves supported just two years ago. Voters can only conclude that the House leaders' decisions are either schizophrenic or unprincipled. Finally, rather than continue this unfair program that is hostile to liberty and limited government, Congress should end the NFIP and return the flood insurance industry back to the private sector.

Our Congressional Scorecard for the 113th 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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Key Vote Alert - "NO" on Clean Debt Ceiling Increase

Posted on Feb. 11, 14 | 11:44 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Key Vote Alert House
KEY VOTE ALERT
"NO" on Clean Debt Ceiling Increase

The Club for Growth urges all members of the House to vote "NO" on the upcoming clean debt ceiling increase. A vote is expected later tonight. The vote will be included in the Club's 2014 Congressional Scorecard.

When we heard that House leadership was scheduling a clean debt ceiling increase, we thought it was a joke. But it's not. Something is very wrong with House leadership, or with the Republican Party. This is not a bill that advocates of limited government should schedule or support.

Our Congressional Scorecard for the 113th 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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Key Vote Alert - "NO" on Ryan-Murray Budget Deal

Posted on Dec. 12, 13 | 09:28 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Key Vote Alert House
KEY VOTE ALERT
"NO" on the Ryan-Murray Budget Deal

The Club for Growth urges all House members to vote "NO" on the Ryan-Murray budget deal. Consideration of the plan will likely be today. The vote will be included in the Club's 2013 Congressional Scorecard.

This deal is the "same old same old" that Americans have come to expect from Washington. It's a deliberate attempt to avoid modest, but much needed spending cuts in exchange for the promise of spending cuts in the future. It also includes revenue increases that do nothing to reduce the size of government. Worse, this deal is likely only the first attempt at undoing the sequester completely. This bill should be vigorously opposed.

Our Congressional Scorecard for the 113th 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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Key Vote Alert - "YES" on Latest FY14 CR

Posted on Sep. 30, 13 | 05:10 PM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Key Vote Alert House
KEY VOTE ALERT
"YES" on FY14 CR that Delays Individual Mandate and Eliminates Congressional Healthcare Subsidies

The Club for Growth urges all House members to vote "YES" on the latest version of the FY14 Continuing Resolution (H.J.Res. 59) that delays the individual mandate and eliminates the healthcare subsidies for members and their staff. Consideration of the resolution will likely occur later tonight. The vote will be included in the Club's 2013 Congressional Scorecard.

Our Congressional Scorecard for the 113th 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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Key Vote Alert - "YES" on FY14 Continuing Resolution (H.J.Res. 59)

Posted on Sep. 19, 13 | 01:10 PM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Key Vote Alert House
KEY VOTE ALERT
"YES" on the FY14 Continuing Resolution (H.J.Res. 59)

The Club for Growth urges all House members to vote "YES" on the FY14 Continuing Resolution (H.J.Res. 59) that fully and permanently defunds and delays ObamaCare. Consideration of the bill is scheduled for later this week. The vote on this resolution will be included in the Club's 2013 Congressional Scorecard.

Despite our strong concern that House leaders are punting on the task of cutting spending to December, we believe defunding ObamaCare is the paramount issue for conservatives to support right now. With enrollment starting on October 1 for the state exchanges, Congress must act quickly to bar funds for this disastrous law.

Our Congressional Scorecard for the 113th 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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Key Vote - "NO" on Rule to the FY14 Continuing Resolution

Posted on Sep. 10, 13 | 02:40 PM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Key Vote Alert House
KEY VOTE ALERT
"NO" on the RULE for the FY14 Continuing Resolution (H.J.Res.___)

The Club for Growth urges all House members to vote "NO" on the rule for the FY14 Continuing Resolution (H.J.Res.___). Consideration of the bill is scheduled for later this week. The vote on the rule will be included in the Club's 2013 Congressional Scorecard.

For several weeks now, the Club has urged lawmakers to defund ObamaCare in the FY14 continuing resolution. Rather than fight to defund ObamaCare, or to even have an honest debate about it, House leaders have decided to go with a "smoke and mirrors" strategy that avoids the issue.  Therefore, we urge lawmakers to oppose the rule.

Our Congressional Scorecard for the 113th 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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Key Vote Alert - "NO" on "Farm Only" Bill (HR ___)

Posted on Jul. 10, 13 | 09:54 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Key Vote Alert House
KEY VOTE ALERT
The House "Farm-Only" Bill (HR ____)

The Club for Growth strongly opposes the "Farm-Only" bill and urges all House members to oppose it. We believe floor consideration of the bill could happen as early as this week. The vote on final passage will be included in the Club's 2013 Congressional Scorecard.

Breaking up the unholy alliance between agricultural policy and the food stamp program within the traditional farm bill is an excellent decision on behalf of House leadership. However, the whole purpose of splitting up the bill is to enact true reform that reduces the size and scope of government. Sadly, this "farm-only" bill does not do that, especially under an anticipated closed rule. It is still loaded down with market-distorting giveaways to special interests with no path established to remove the government's involvement in the agriculture industry.

Worse, we highly suspect that this whole process is a "rope-a-dope" exercise. We think House leadership is splitting up the farm bill only as a means to get to conference with the Senate where a bicameral backroom deal will reassemble the commodity and food stamp titles, leaving us back where we started. Unless our suspicions are proven unwarranted, we will continue to oppose this bill.

Our Congressional Scorecard for the 113th 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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Key Vote Alert - House Farm Bill

Posted on Jun. 19, 13 | 02:43 PM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Key Vote Alert House
KEY VOTE ALERT
The House Farm Bill (HR 1947)

Below are key votes relating to the House farm bill (HR 1947) that the Club for Growth plans to score. Consideration of the farm bill begins today. More key votes may be issued later. The votes on final passage and the listed amendments will be included in the Club's 2013 Congressional Scorecard.

"YES" on Pitts #13 Amendment - This amendment would enact modest reforms to the outrageous sugar program that unfairly benefits the sugar industry at the expense of consumers and other businesses.

"YES" on Radel #12 Amendment - This amendment would repeal the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center, which is nothing but a special interest handout financed by taxpayers.

"YES" on Chabot #43 Amendment - This amendment would repeal the Market Access Program, a trade-distorting program that unfairly benefits some businesses at the expense of others.

"NO" on final passage of HR 1947 - Even with passage of the above amendments, the House farm bill is so wasteful and so irresponsible that we are obliged to oppose it. It spends too much, reforms too little, and it maintains the "business as usual" mindset in Washington.

Our Congressional Scorecard for the 113th 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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Key Vote Alert - "NO" on Co-Sponsoring the Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act (HR 1276)

Posted on May. 21, 13 | 11:00 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Key Vote Alert House
KEY VOTE ALERT
"NO" on Co-Sponsoring the Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act (HR 1276)

The Club for Growth is urging all House members to not co-sponsor the protectionist Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act (HR 1276). Members who co-sponsor this bill will receive negative points on the Club's 2013 Congressional Scorecard. Negative points will not be assessed to anyone who is currently a co-sponsor who subsequently removes his name in a reasonable amount time after this alert is officially released.

This proposal would make it easier for the federal government to slap countervailing duties or antidumping duties on any exporting country whose currency is considered misaligned against the U.S. dollar. This is a disastrous proposal that would increase taxes on American businesses and consumers, stall the economic recovery, and spark an ugly trade war.

Supporters of this bill believe that cheap imports are harming our nation's manufacturers, but they fail to realize that imports are often intermediary goods and raw materials, not just final consumer products. These goods are used by our nation's businesses to produce final products that can be sold at competitive prices. And even if supporters of this bill had a valid argument, the better course of action to spur our nation's economy is not to punish another country through higher taxes on ourselves, but by lowering taxes on corporate income, capital gains, and dividends. We strongly urge all members to not only vote against this bill, but to decline co-sponsorship of it.

Our Congressional Scorecard for the 113th 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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Key Vote Alert - "YES" on ObamaCare Repeal

Posted on May. 16, 13 | 11:05 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Key Vote Alert House
KEY VOTE ALERT
"YES" on ObamaCare Repeal (HR 45)

The Club for Growth urges all House members to vote "YES" on the bill that would fully and permanently repeal ObamaCare (HR 45). Consideration of this bill is expected later today. The vote on this bill will be included in the Club's 2013 congressional scorecard.

As we have written in previous key vote alerts, this healthcare law betrays the principles of limited government and individual liberty that our Founding Fathers relied on when they crafted the Constitution. It hinders growth, includes an unprecedented individual mandate to buy insurance, raises taxes, and massively increases the size of government.

Our Congressional Scorecard for the 113th 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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Key Vote Alert - "YES" on Full Faith and Credit Act (HR 807)

Posted on Apr. 26, 13 | 01:08 PM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Key Vote Alert House
KEY VOTE ALERT
"YES" on Full Faith and Credit Act (HR 807)

The Club for Growth urges all House members to vote "YES" on the Full Faith and Credit Act (HR 807) sponsored by Rep. Tom McClintock. Consideration of the bill is expected in the next few weeks. The vote on this bill will be included in the Club's 2013 Congressional Scorecard.

If enacted into law, this bill would take default off the table if Congress cannot come to an agreement on what to do with the debt ceiling if it is breached.

The bill codifies and mandates the Treasury Secretary's authority and ability to pay, above all other public expenditures, the principal and interest on the government's debt held by the public. This is a common sense plan that will help reduce anxiety in the financial markets and reassure credit agencies.

Our Congressional Scorecard for the 113th 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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