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Key Vote Alert - "NO" on Removing Defund Language in the FY14 CR

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"NO" on Removing Defund Language in the FY14 CR

The Club for Growth urges all Senators to vote "NO" on the cloture vote to end debate on the FY14 Continuing Resolution (H.J.Res. 59). This vote is a procedural step that enables Harry Reid to offer an amendment that removes ObamaCare defund language from the bill. Consideration of the resolution is scheduled for later this week. The cloture vote to end debate will be included in the Club's 2013 Congressional Scorecard.

In order for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to offer an amendment that strikes defund language from the FY14 CR, which has been his publicly stated desire, he must first get bipartisan support on the cloture vote to end debate. If he is successful, he will only need 50 votes to keep ObamaCare funding in the budget, and thus grow government and further erode economic liberty.

Therefore, to keep the House defund language secure, and to continue using the leverage of the continuing resolution, opponents of ObamaCare should vote "NO" on the cloture vote to end debate. In the event that an agreement is made that requires 60 votes to strip defund language from the resolution, we will withdraw this key vote alert.

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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