The Citizens Club for Growth, Inc. was formed in 1999 by conservative economic pundits Stephen Moore, Thomas Rhodes and Larry Kudlow, together with Ed Crane of the libertarian Cato Institute and others. The Club has had numerous iterations since its founding, with a series of similarly named PACs orbiting the central advocacy organization. The original Citizens Club for Growth did not consider itself a PAC, but when the FEC disagreed and filed suit, the Club paid $350,000 to settle, retroactively reported over $27 million in campaign spending from 2000-2007, and registered the “Club for Growth PAC” that operates today. In addition to that conventional PAC and its 501(c)(4) hub, the Club has a super PAC called “Club for Growth Action.”

In pursuit of a “morally and economically superior” tax code that taxes all Americans at the same rate regardless of their income, the Club bundles millions in campaign contributions from its members to conservative Republicans, airs election ads, and conducts direct mail campaigns targeting Democrats and moderate Republicans alike. In 2004, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, the Club directed nearly a million dollars to Pat Toomey for a failed primary challenge to then-Sen. Arlen Specter (PA); Toomey went on to serve as the Club’s president from 2005 until his second, successful run for Senate began in spring 2009 and current president Chris Chocola took over. Outside of opposing insufficiently conservative incumbents in Republican primaries, the Club’s main tool for enforcing ideological discipline on Capitol Hill is its “Congressional Scorecard,” which rates members based on a number of “key votes” per legislative session.

In September 2010, Club for Growth made headlines when it “publicly argued for privatizing Social Security” in a pitch titled “Privatize Social Security? Hell Yeah!” CFG argued that “Candidates for Congress should adopt that message [of Social Security privatization] and support it loudly,” according to Talking Points Memo. The drive to privatize Social Security has animated CFG since at least 2005.

Background

 

The Club For Growth Was Formed In 1999. According to Open Secrets, “Founded in 1999, the Club for Growth is a conservative political action group that seeks to promote public policies that support a fiscally conservative economic agenda.” [OpenSecrets.com, Accessed 12/17/13]

 

The Club For Growth Is A Conservative Organization That Supports A Super PAC And A 527 Group. According to Open Secrets, “The Club for Growth is a conservative organization that sponsors a super PAC and a 527 group.” [OpenSecrets.com, accessed 4/4/14]

 

Club For Growth Originated From The Political Club For Growth In The Early 1980s As A Group Of “Tax-Hating,” Wealthy Manhattan Money Managers Who Financially-Supported Strong Fiscal Conservative Candidates. According to The New York Times, “Back in the early 1980’s, a group of about 30 wealthy money managers in Manhattan, all of them Reagan-loving, tax-hating conservatives, began holding a monthly political meeting that they fashioned on a venture-capital model. The ‘investors’ would invite a political candidate running for state or national office in to explain why he or she would be a strong fiscal conservative, and if they liked what they heard, they would write checks on the spot. Bravely casting aside the obvious hair-transplant jokes, they called themselves the Political Club for Growth.” [New York Times, 8/10/03]

 

Club For Growth President: The Club’s Mission Is To Advance “Economic Freedom, Not Republicans.” According to The Washington Post, “[Club President Chris] Chocola is unapologetic. The Club’s mission, he said, is to advance ‘economic freedom, not Republicans.’ ‘It’s not our role to negotiate. It’s not our role to compromise. That’s not what we do,’ he said in an interview at the Club’s offices on L Street NW. ‘We try to find the most pro-growth position and push people as close to that as we can.’” [Washington Post, 9/14/13]

 

Club For Growth Bundles Contributions For The Conservatives It Endorses And Runs Ads On Their Behalf. According to the Associated Press, “Club for Growth, which bundles contributions for the free-market conservatives it endorses and runs ads on their behalf, is supporting Simpson’s primary opponent.” [Associated Press, 12/12/13]

 

Club For Growth’s “Bundling” Strategy Was Modeled After Emily’s List. According to The New York Times, “Emily’s List amassed power by ‘bundling’ individual donations and passing them on to selected campaigns. In 1998, [Stephen] Moore persuaded his wealthy backers — they included the philanthropist and financier Richard Gilder and Thomas L. Rhodes, president of The National Review — to let him remake the Club for Growth in the same mold.” [New York Times, 8/10/03]

 

Club For Growth Publishes Congressional Scorecards That Rank Congress Members’ Based On Their “Pro-Growth” Voting Record. According to the Club for Growth website, “Club for Growth publishes this scorecard so our members and the public can monitor the actions and the voting behavior of Members of Congress on economic growth issues. […]We conducted a comprehensive examination of each lawmaker’s record on pro-growth policies and computed an Economic Growth Score on a scale of 0 to 100. […] Whenever possible the Club sends a ‘key vote’ alert to each Member of Congress prior to an expected roll call vote or pending legislative action that we plan to include in the scorecard.” [ClubforGrowth.org, accessed 4/4/14]

 

Club For Growth Has Several Affiliates. According to Open Secrets, Club for Growth Action (SuperPAC), Club for Growth (PAC), Club for Growth (501c), Club for Growth Advocacy (SuperPAC) are affiliates Of The Club For Growth. [OpenSecrets.com, Accessed 12/17/13]

 

A Club For Growth Affiliate Was Fined By The FEC In 2007 For Failing To Register As A PAC.  According to USA Today, “A conservative, free market group that worked on behalf of Republican candidates in the 2000 and 2004 elections has agreed to pay $350,000 in civil penalties for failing to register as a political committee. The Federal Election Commission said the Citizens Club for Growth spent $1.28 million during the two election cycles advocating the election or defeat of federal candidates. The FEC said the committee acted as a political committee that should have publicly reported its contributions and expenditures. […] Citizens Club for Growth has since been replaced by a new Club for Growth that operates both a lobbying arm and a political committee registered with the FEC. Chuck Pike, vice president of the Citizens Club for Growth, said the organization’s board decided to settle the case because ‘further litigation costs would waste the resources of the pro-growth movement.’” [USA Today, 9/5/07]

 

And Other Republicans

 

Club For Growth President Chris Chocola: “The Republican Party, By And Large, Doesn’t Really Believe In Much Of Anything Other Than Maintaining Its Tenuous Grip On Power.” According to an oped by Club for Growth president Chris Chocola for the National Review, “I’ll tell you what it tells them: It tells them the Republican party, by and large, doesn’t really believe in much of anything other than maintaining its tenuous grip on power. How else do you explain voting to raise the debt ceiling by billions of dollars this week when Speaker John Boehner had literally called it the ‘Boehner principle’ that ‘any debt limit increase must be accompanied by spending cuts and reforms of a greater amount’? This was after they tried to combine the debt-limit vote with the elimination of one of the only true spending reforms in the Ryan–Murray budget — nearly forcing fiscal conservatives to vote to add trillions to our debt or oppose benefits for our military (they got rid of this reform in a separate vote). What kind of message would that have sent?” [Chris Chocola – National Review Online, 2/13/14]

 

Club For Growth President: “Congress Needs Fewer ‘Moderates’ And More People Willing To Adhere To Principle And Work To Fix Our Fiscal Mess.” According to an oped written by Club for Growth president Chris Chocola for the New York Daily News, “Immediately following Ted Cruz’s victory in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate in Texas last week, a television ad by my organization’s Super PAC, Club for Growth Action, was deemed the ‘single most important’ ad in the race. That ad repeated a single charge over and over again — namely, that Cruz’s opponent, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, was a ‘moderate.’ We’re glad that people noticed, because Congress needs fewer “moderates” and more people willing to adhere to principle and work to fix our fiscal mess.” [Chris Chocola – New York Daily News, 8/8/12]

 

Club For Growth President: “A Common Myth Is That If Only The Right And Left Could Work Together…America Would Be Saved. What We Need Is Compromise. This Is, Quite Patently, False. Compromise Is What Got Us Into This Mess. According to an oped written by Club for Growth president Chris Chocola for the New York Daily News, “A common myth is that if only the right and left could work together, if more moderates (of the kind our organization has vehemently and successfully opposed over the years) were in Congress, America would be saved. What we need is compromise. This is, quite patently, false. Compromise is what got us into this mess.” [Chris Chocola – New York Daily News, 8/8/12]

 

Club For Growth President: “Big Government Liberals Inhabit The Democratic Party, But They Are Far Too Common Within The Republican Party As Well.” According to Yahoo News, “‘Big government liberals inhabit the Democratic Party, but they are far too common within the Republican Party as well,’ said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola in a statement announcing the site.” [News.Yahoo.com, 2/27/13]

 

Club For Growth Spokesman: “I Think Members Of Congress Understand That When Determining Whether Or Not To Challenge An Incumbent, The First Thing We Do Is We Look At Their Score” On Their Scorecard. According to Newsmax, “‘I think members of Congress understand that when determining whether or not to challenge an incumbent, the first thing we do is we look at their score,’ said Barney Keller, a spokesman for Club for Growth, an anti-tax group which is supportive of the Tea Party. By ‘score,’ Keller means a list of ‘key votes’ that the Tea Party and other groups maintain on members of Congress, a target list used to identify political friends and foes.” [Newsmax.com, 12/19/13]

 

Club For Growth-Supported Candidates

 

Club For Growth Has Been “Instrumental” In Advancing The Careers Of Senators Marco Rubio Of Florida And Mike Lee Of Utah. According to The New York Times, “The club is indisputably a force to be reckoned with in Republican politics. It has played a key role in driving from office Senate veterans like Robert F. Bennett of Utah and Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania and has been instrumental in advancing the careers of rising Republican stars like Senators Marco Rubio of Florida and Mike Lee of Utah.” [New York Times, 3/1/12]

 

Club For Growth “Passed $100,000 In Bundled Donations To The Senate Campaign Of Marco Rubio.” According to the Club for Growth website, “Today, Club members passed $100,000 in bundled donations to the Senate campaign of Marco Rubio in Florida. The news comes the same day that a Rasmussen Reports poll showed Rubio tied with Governor ‘Stimulus Charlie’ Crist.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 12/16/09]

 

Club For Growth “Spent $5.5 Million To Help Elect Senator Ted Cruz.” According to Club for Growth’s website, Primary My Congressman, “Club for Growth Action has a record of putting its money where its mouth is. In the past, Club for Growth Action: Spent $5.5 million to help elect Senator Ted Cruz (TX).” [PrimaryMyCongressman.com, accessed 4/4/14]

 

  • Club For Growth President: “Ted Cruz Is Not A Moderate. He Holds Deep Convictions, And We Hope He Has The Opportunity To Engage In Many Compromises That Will Reduce The Size Of Government.” According to an oped written by Club for Growth president Chris Chocola for the New York Daily News, “Ted Cruz is not a moderate. He holds deep convictions, and we hope he has the opportunity to engage in many compromises that will reduce the size of government — instead of compromising the future of our nation.” [Chris Chocola – New York Daily News, 8/8/12]

 

Club For Growth Action Spent Over $2 Million To Help Elect PA Senator Pat Toomey. According to the Club for Growth’s Primary My Congressman website, “Club for Growth Action has a record of putting its money where its mouth is. In the past, Club for Growth Action: […] Spent over $2 million to help elect Senator Pat Toomey (PA).” [PrimaryMyCongressman.com, accessed 4/4/14]

 

Club For Growth Action Spent Over $2 Million To Help Elect AZ Senator Jeff Flake. According to the Club for Growth’s Primary My Congressman website, “Club for Growth Action has a record of putting its money where its mouth is. In the past, Club for Growth Action: […] Spent over $2 million to help elect Senator Jeff Flake (AZ). [PrimaryMyCongressman.com, accessed 4/4/14]

 

Club For Growth President: “Career Politician Mike Simpson Is One Of The Biggest Liberals In The Republican Party Today… Bryan Smith Is The Man To Replace Him.” According to a release from Club for Growth, President Chris Chocola stated, “Career politician Mike Simpson is one of the biggest liberals in the Republican Party today. He voted to bail out Wall Street, to raise the debt limit by trillions, and for the fiscal cliff tax increase. He was one of just three Republicans who voted against cutting funding for the radical left-wing group ACORN. If all that weren’t bad enough, Mike Simpson is one of the biggest defenders of wasteful earmarks in the history of Congress and a big spender who even voted against cutting the spending out of the Obama stimulus. It’s time for Idaho voters to throw Mike Simpson out, and Bryan Smith is the man to replace him.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 7/10/13]

 

Club For Growth President: “Senator DeMint Has Done More To Advance The Cause Of Freedom And Liberty In Congress Than Anyone Else Since His Election.” According to a release from Club for Growth, President Chris Chocola stated, “Senator DeMint has done more to advance the cause of freedom and liberty in Congress than anyone else since his election,” said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola. “Senator DeMint is a champion of economic freedom, a defender of free markets, and one of the strongest allies the Club for Growth has had in the United States Senate. We wish him nothing but the best in his new role at Heritage.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 12/06/12]

 

Regulation

 

Club For Growth: “While Some Regulation Is Necessary … Much Of It Is Both Unneeded Or Counterproductive.” According to the Club for Growth website, “Federal regulatory agencies exert a hidden tax on American consumers and the U.S. economy. These costs come in various forms: the cost of paperwork filled out by businesses, higher prices at stores, hampered innovation, and sometimes even reduced health and safety. While some regulation is necessary, such as rules to protect against fraud, much of it is both unneeded or counterproductive.  Policymakers should work to reduce the overall burden of regulatory government on Americans.” [ClubforGrowth.org, accessed 4/3/14]

 

Club For Growth: Not Wanting To “Eliminate The EPA” Is A Position That Puts Rep. Simpson “Far Outside The Mainstream With Idaho Voters.” According to a Club for Growth press release, “Today, the Club for Growth PAC released a new web video explaining how to tell that liberal Republican Congressman Mike Simpson is a Republican in Name Only. The video highlights several of Mike Simpson’s more liberal statements, including his ludicrous assertion that the $700 billion bailout of Wall Street was constitutional and his contention that “You don’t want to eliminate the EPA,” a position that puts him far outside the mainstream with Idaho voters who have been hammered by that agency under President Obama […]” [ClubforGrowth.org,  3/17/14]

 

Unemployment/Minimum Wage

 

“The Club For Growth Urges All Senators To Vote ‘NO’ On The Deal To Extend Unemployment Benefits For Five Months.” According to Club for Growth’s website, “The Club for Growth urges all Senators to vote “NO” on the deal to extend unemployment benefits for five months, including retroactively to the beginning of the year (Senate Amdt 2874 to HR 3979). A vote is expected later this week. The vote on final passage will be included in the Club’s 2014 Congressional Scorecard.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 4/2/14]

 

Club For Growth: “Congress Should End The Federal Unemployment Insurance Program And Return The Authority Back To The States.” According to a Club for Growth website, “Congress should end the federal unemployment insurance program and return the authority back to the states, which already have programs in place. Absent this, Congress should pay for this extension by cutting spending elsewhere in the budget. After six years, an extension can no longer be called an “emergency” with any credibility. There is plenty of waste in the federal budget from which to find an offset.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 1/6/14]

 

Club For Growth: “No Benefits Are Due A Worker Who Lost His Job To Technology Or Competition.” According to the Club for Growth website, “TAA is duplicative (and overly generous) because the unemployed already have access to 99 weeks of unemployment benefits thanks to the many extensions already passed by Congress. It’s inequitable and inappropriate because TAA pays benefits to workers who lose their jobs due to trade (something that’s difficult to calculate and susceptible to manipulation). No benefits are due a worker who lost his job to technology or competition (something we also don’t advocate). Our country can neither afford this program, nor should the government be in the business of providing such a benefit.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 2/8/11]

 

Club For Growth: “Extending Unemployment Benefits Will Encourage Continued Unemployment.” According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all Senators to vote ‘NO’ on the deal to extend unemployment benefits for five months, including retroactively to the beginning of the year (Senate Amdt 2874 to HR 3979). […] The Club has two large concerns with this bill. First, extending unemployment benefits will encourage continued unemployment on the margin. Second, this proposal is ‘paid for’ with fee increases and accounting gimmicks, not real reductions in government spending.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 4/2/14]

 

Club For Growth Urged Senators To Vote Against Extending Unemployment Benefits For Three Months. According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all Senators to vote ‘NO’ on the motion to proceed to the Heller-Reed plan (S. 1845) to extend unemployment benefits for three months with no spending offset.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 1/6/14]

 

Club For Growth Was Against The Fair Minimum Wage Act Of 2007. According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth, with its 40,000 members, plans to score a ‘NO’ vote as a pro-economic growth vote in its annual rating of Congress on H.R. 2, a bill that would increase the minimum wage. […]This bill, if passed, would raise the minimum wage (which is a price control on labor) from its current federal level of $5.15 to $7.25, a whopping 41% increase.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 2/1/07]

 

Club For Growth Criticized 2012 GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney For Supporting Automatic Increases In The Federal Minimum Wage To Keep Pace With Inflation. According to a Club for Growth press release, “The Club for Growth PAC issued the following statement today criticizing Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney for saying that he supports automatic increases in the federal minimum wage to keep pace with inflation. ‘Indexing the minimum wage would be an absolute job killer,’ said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola. ‘Mitt Romney’s proposal is anti-growth and would harm our economy. It’s disappointing to hear that the leading candidate for the Republican nomination believes that the government can set the price of labor better than the free market.’” [Press Release – ClubforGrowth.org, 2/1/12]

 

Campaign Finance

 

Club For Growth President: “With Citizens United And Now Mccutcheon, The Supreme Court Has Continued To Restrict The Role Of The Federal Government In Limiting And Regulating Speech.” According to a Club for Growth release on its website, President Chris Chocola stated, “With Citizens United and now McCutcheon, the Supreme Court has continued to restrict the role of the federal government in limiting and regulating speech. We hope further efforts to increase the ability of citizens to participate in our democracy are also successful.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 4/2/14]

 

Budget/Spending

 

Club For Growth Presiden Chris Chocola:The Ryan-Murray Budget Deal Is “A Joke.” According to an oped by Club for Growth president Chris Chocola for the National Review, “I served with and respect Paul Ryan. I know the Ryan–Murray budget is not his ideal budget. But that doesn’t make the deal any less of a joke. An analysis by the Senate Budget Committee Republicans noted that 56 percent of the offsets for the reversal of the sequester come in FY 2022 and FY 2023 — a decade from now. Speaker Boehner called that “deficit reduction.” I call that a fraud and everyone with any common sense would agree with me. What kind of message does it send to voters when Republican leadership is claiming that you can offset increases in spending today with cuts in spending a decade from now?” [Chris Chocola – National Review Online, 2/13/14]

 

“The Farm Bill Is A Perennially Terrible Piece Of Legislation.” According to an oped by Club for Growth president Chris Chocola for the National Review, “Almost immediately thereafter, Republicans voted with the Democrats to pass a perennially terrible piece of legislation, the Farm Bill. This orgy of spending and pork basically constitutes bribing two discrete constituencies — those who will always support more food-stamp spending and those who hail from agricultural districts — to vote for something they would not otherwise. The price is a trillion dollars in spending, 80 percent of which goes to the out-of-control food-stamp program.” [Chris Chocola – National Review Online, 2/13/14]

 

Club For Growth, “Supporters Of The Clean Debt Ceiling Increase “Deserve A Direct Flight To Sochi, Russia, To Receive A Gold Medal In Fleecing The American Taxpayer.” According to a Club for Growth website, “Supporters of this clean debt ceiling increase deserve a direct flight to Sochi, Russia, to receive a gold medal in fleecing the American taxpayer and racking up billions more in national debt.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 2/12/14]

 

Club For Growth: True Reform Of The Farm Bill Would “Include Implementing A Plan To Devolve The Food Stamp Program To The States And Eventually Eliminate Federal Agricultural Subsidies.” According to a Club for Growth press release, “Second, this bill continues, for blatant political reasons, the unholy marriage of agricultural subsidies and food stamps – two completely separate issues. At a minimum, these two programs should be voted on as separate, stand-alone bills. True reform would also include implementing a plan to devolve the food stamp program to the states and eventually eliminate federal agricultural subsidies. This bill is well short of that goal. Instead, it’s a ‘Christmas Tree’ bill where there’s a gift for practically every special interest group out there with a well-connected lobbyist, including the fresh-cut Christmas tree industry!” [ClubforGrowth.org, 1/28/14]

 

“The Club For Growth Urges All House And Senate Members To Vote ‘NO’ On The Reid-Mcconnell Plan To End The Shutdown And Raise The Debt Ceiling.” According to the Club for Growth websie, “The Club for Growth urges all House and Senate members to vote “NO” on the Reid-McConnell plan to end the shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. Consideration of the bill will likely be today or tomorrow. The vote will be included in the Club’s 2013 Congressional Scorecard. [ClubforGrowth.org, 1/28/14]

 

Club For Growth: “The Federal Sugar Program “Dislocates Jobs, Increases Prices For Consumers And Businesses, And Includes A Protectionist Quota That Stifles Freer Trade.” According to the Club for Growth website, “The federal sugar program is a prime example of the federal government wrongly picking winners and losers in the private sector. It dislocates jobs, increases prices for consumers and businesses, and includes a protectionist quota that stifles freer trade.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 7/10/13]

 

“The Club For Growth Urges All Members Of The U.S. Senate To Vote ‘NO’ On The $50 Billion Sandy Relief Bill.” According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all members of the U.S. Senate to vote ‘NO’ on the $50 billion Sandy relief bill (HR 152). Consideration on the Senate floor is expected as soon as today. If there is a vote on the package, it will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2013 congressional scorecard.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 1/24/13]

 

Club For Growth: “Disasters May Be Unpredictable, But We Know With 100% Certainty That They Will Occur. Therefore, Congress Shouldn’t Keep Passing Massive ‘Emergency’ Relief Bills.” According to the Club for Growth website, “Disasters may be unpredictable, but we know with 100% certainty that they will occur. Therefore, Congress shouldn’t keep passing massive “emergency” relief bills that aren’t paid for, have little oversight, and are stuffed with pork. Also, Congress shouldn’t use disasters like Hurricane Sandy as an excuse to spend billions on long-term projects that should be considered during the regular appropriations process.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 1/14/13]

 

Club For Growth Vice President: “If A Lawmaker Can’t Cut Spending For Something As Minor As PBS Funding, What Kind Of Spending Are They Capable Of Cutting?”  According to a post on the Club for Growth website by vice president Andrew Roth, “The Big Bird issue is really hot right now, as it should be.  Conservatives shouldn’t be shy about it pushing the subject, either.  If a lawmaker can’t cut spending for something as minor as PBS funding, what kind of spending are they capable of cutting?  The answer is probably “not much.” So which lawmakers don’t want to cut funding for Big Bird?  At the request of a Club member who gave me the idea, I dug through the roll call votes in Congress for the past several years, and I only found one clean example.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 10/10/12]

 

Club For Growth Urged House Members To Vote “YES” On The Full Faith And Credit Act, Which Would Have Altered The Treasury Secretary’s Authority To Pay For Public Expenditures If The Debt Ceiling Was Breached.

According to the Club for Growth website, “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. […] 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.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 4/26/13]

 

Club For Growth Encouraged House Members To Pass A Balanced Budget Amendment. According to a Club for Growth press release, “Club for Growth President Chris Chocola issued the following statement after all 47 Republicans in the Senate introduced a balanced budget amendment (S.J.Res 10) to the Constitution yesterday: “‘This is a bold and exciting plan. It takes power away from Washington and puts it into the hands of American taxpayers. We need to get our fiscal house in order and this is exactly the way to do it. We encourage all members in the House, especially Speaker John Boehner, to get behind this proposal immediately. And we hope that all members of Congress demand successful passage of this amendment as a prerequisite to raising the debt ceiling when that debate begins. No BBA, no debt ceiling increase.’” [Press Release – ClubforGrowth.org, 4/1/11]

 

Taxes

 

Club For Growth: Congress Should End The National Flood Insurance Program “And Return The Flood Insurance Industry Back To The Private Sector.” According to a Club for Growth press release, “This bill delays the much needed phase out of certain flood insurance subsidies for four years. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) itself unfairly transfers risk from homeowners in flood-prone areas to taxpayers. And that risk has manifested itself in recent years to the tune of $24 billion. The Government Accountability Office has even deemed the NFIP as a “high-risk government program” because it keeps premiums actuarially too low. 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.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 1/30/14]

 

Club For Growth Opposed The “Plan B Rule” Because “It Increases Tax Rates For Those Making Over $1 Million While Also Raising Taxes On Capital Gains And Dividends.” According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all House members to vote “NO” on the rule for the so-called ‘Plan B’ tax increase. Consideration of the bill is scheduled for later this week. The vote on the rule will be included in the Club’s 2012 Congressional Scorecard. On the substance, this bill is anti-growth. It increases tax rates for those making over $1 million while also raising taxes on capital gains and dividends. We don’t buy into the Washington-speak, suggesting that these are actually tax cuts.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 12/19/12]

 

Club For Growth: The Inheritance Tax Law That Established The Federal Death Tax “Should Be Permanently Eliminated.” According to the Club for Growth website, The inheritance tax law that created the Federal death tax should be permanently eliminated, thereby stimulating growth and raising incomes for everyone.” [ClubforGrowth.org, accessed 4/3/14]

 

Club For Growth: The Estate Tax Is “One Of The Most Inefficient And Immoral Features Of The Current Tax System.” According to the Club for Growth website, “The estate tax, or ‘Death Tax,’ is one of the most inefficient and immoral features of the current tax system.” [ClubforGrowth.org, accessed 4/3/14]

 

Club For Growth Supports Replacing The Current Federal Tax Code With A Flat Tax Or A Single-Rate National Sales Tax. According to the Club for Growth website, “Tax cuts are just one step toward the ideal of replacing our outdated and complex Federal Tax Code with a modern and simple tax. Either a flat tax or a single-rate national sales tax (like the Fair Tax) would spur economic growth, be fairer, and would lower compliance costs.” [ClubforGrowth.org, accessed 4/3/14]

 

Club For Growth Wants To “Lower Or Eliminate” The Corporate Income Tax Rate. According to the Club for Growth website, “Absent comprehensive tax reform, key tax cuts that would improve the economy include: […] Lower or eliminate the corporate income tax rate.” [ClubforGrowth.org, accessed 4/3/14]

 

Club For Growth Wants To “Lower Or Eliminate” Individual Income Tax Rates. According to the Club for Growth website, “Absent comprehensive tax reform, key tax cuts that would improve the economy include: […]Lower or eliminate marginal income tax rates for individuals.” [ClubforGrowth.org, accessed 4/3/14]

 

Club For Growth Wants To “Lower Or Eliminate” Investment Income Tax Rates. According to the Club for Growth website, “Absent comprehensive tax reform, key tax cuts that would improve the economy include: […] Lower or eliminate the dividend tax rate. Lower or eliminate the individual capital gains tax rate.” [ClubforGrowth.org, accessed 4/3/14]

 

Health Care

 

Club For Growth: “We Believe Defunding Obamacare Is The Paramount Issue For Conservatives To Support Right Now.” According to the Club for Growth website, “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.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 9/19/13]

 

Club For Growth Urged All House Members To Vote “YES” On The FY14 Continuing Resolution, Which Would Have Fully And Permanently Defunded And Delayed Obamacare. According to the Club for Growth website, “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. […]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.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 9/19/13]

 

Club For Growth: Obamacare “Betrays The Principles Of Limited Government And Individual Liberty That Our Founding Fathers Relied On When They Crafted The Constitution.” According to the Club for Growth website, “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.  […] 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.” [ClubforGrowth.com, 5/16/13]

 

Free Trade

 

Club For Growth: To Help The Economy We Should Not “Punish Another Country Through Higher Taxes On Ourselves, But By Lowering Taxes On Corporate Income, Capital Gains, And Dividends.” According to the Club for Growth website, “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.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 9/19/13]

 

Club For Growth: The Blue Dog Democrats, “By And Large, Are Huge Protectionists” Who Do Not Support Free Trade. According to the Club for Growth website, “Blue Dog Democrats claim to be fiscal conservatives, but to them, that means holding the line on just taxes and spending. Nowhere in their agenda do they profess to be supporters of free trade, which is something you would expect from a true fiscal conservative. There’s a reason for that. The Blue Dogs, by and large, are huge protectionists.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 10/5/10]

 

Club For Growth: Ask Your Representative Why They Voted For A “Horrendous Bill” That Gives The Government “More Authority To Slap Tariffs On Chinese Imports.” According to the Club for Growth website, “In a huge blow to free trade, the U.S. House passed a bill yesterday that would give the government more authority to slap tariffs on Chinese imports.  The bill was approved overwhelmingly 348-79. Worse, a majority of Republicans supported it (99-74) and the delegations from a whopping 20 states voted for it unanimously. If your representative voted for this bill and you have the opportunity to talk with him or her, ask them why they support increasing taxes (tariffs) on American consumers, especially when the economy is so fragile.  What a horrendous bill.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 9/30/10]

 

Club For Growth President: “No One Who Calls Themselves Fiscal Conservatives Should Support Reauthorization Of The Ex-Im Bank.” According to an op-ed written by Club for Growth President Chris Chocola in the Times Dispatch, “The reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank is a case study in Washington bureaucrats picking winners and losers and interfering with the free market. It’s corporate welfare that is hurting economic growth and costing our nation jobs in one of the most stagnant economies in American history. […]No one who calls themselves fiscal conservatives should support reauthorization of the Ex-Im Bank.” [Chris Chocola – Times Dispatch, 4/8/12]

 

Club For Growth: Free Trade Is “An Issue That Democrats And Republicans Alike Either Misunderstand Or Don’t Care About.” According to the Club for Growth website, “Free trade is an economic issue that is near and dear to us here at the Club, mainly because the benefits from freer trade are so strong, but also because it’s an issue that Democrats and Republicans alike either misunderstand or don’t care about.  Therefore, we have a lot of work to do in order to expand economic liberty around the globe through more trade.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 2/15/13]

 

Club For Growth President: “Tariffs Of Any Kind Kill American Jobs And Hurt Our Economy.” According to a National Review op-ed written by Club for Growth President Chris Chocola, “In fact, tariffs on Chinese goods are nothing more than a sales tax for upstate New York. Tariffs of any kind kill American jobs and hurt our economy.” [Chris Chocola – National Review, 5/24/11]

 

Energy

 

Club For Growth President: “General Motors And Chrysler Were Taken Over Not Simply To Prop Up Broken Companies, But Because President Obama Needs Someone To Build His Little Green Cars.” According to an oped written by Club for Growth president Chris Chocola in Human Events, “General Motors and Chrysler were taken over not simply to prop up broken companies, but because President Obama needs someone to build his little green cars.  As he put it in April, defending his Detroit takeover and plans for the auto industry: ‘If the Japanese can design an affordable, well-designed hybrid, then, doggone it, the American people should be able to do the same.’” [Chris Chocola – Human Events, 12/8/09]

 

Club For Growth President: Cap-And-Trade Would Bring The Energy Industry “Entirely Under The Umbrella Of The Federal Government. Charge This Much, Not That Much.  Burn This Coal, But Not That.” According to an oped written by Club for Growth president Chris Chocola in Human Events, “Drill here, but not there.” Energy?  The cap-and-trade plan would not replace the energy industry, but simply bring it entirely under the umbrella of the federal government.  Charge this much, not that much.  Burn this coal, but not that.  Drill here, but not there.” [Chris Chocola -Human Events, 12/8/09]

 

Club For Growth President Was Against A Bipartisan Green Energy Bill Because It Lent “Credibility” To The EPA’s Ability To Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions. According to an op-ed written by Club for Growth President Chris Chocola, “HR 1380, otherwise known as the ‘NAT GAS Act’, is bipartisan legislation (sponsored by 105 Democrats, 83 Republicans) supported by billionaire T. Boone Pickens that would provide billions of dollars in tax incentives for the production and use of natural gas vehicles. Several fiscal conservatives in the House have been duped into thinking this is a good bill but I hope that they immediately withdraw their names as co-sponsors. […] In other words, this bill basically lends credibility to the EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, something opposed to by many Republicans in Congress. Therefore, the Club for Growth cannot help but conclude that anyone who remains a sponsor of this bill is a supporter of Obama’s desire to regulate climate change through the EPA.” [Chris Chocola – RedState.com, 5/26/11]

 

Club For Growth Key Votes

 

2014

 

“The Club For Growth Urges All Senators To Vote ‘NO’ On The Deal To Extend Unemployment Benefits For Five Months.” According to Club for Growth’s website, “The Club for Growth urges all Senators to vote ‘NO’ on the deal to extend unemployment benefits for five months, including retroactively to the beginning of the year (Senate Amdt 2874 to HR 3979). A vote is expected later this week. The vote on final passage will be included in the Club’s 2014 Congressional Scorecard.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 4/2/14]

 

Club For Growth Urged Senators To Vote Against Extending Unemployment Benefits For Three Months. According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all Senators to vote ‘NO’ on the motion to proceed to the Heller-Reed plan (S. 1845) to extend unemployment benefits for three months with no spending offset.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 1/6/14]

 

“The Club For Growth Urges All House And Senate Members To Vote ‘NO’ On The Reid-McConnell Plan To End The Shutdown And Raise The Debt Ceiling.” According to the Club for Growth websie, “The Club for Growth urges all House and Senate members to vote ‘NO’ on the Reid-McConnell plan to end the shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. Consideration of the bill will likely be today or tomorrow. The vote will be included in the Club’s 2013 Congressional Scorecard. [ClubforGrowth.org, 1/28/14]

 

Club For Growth Urged “All Senators To Vote ‘NO’ On The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act Of 2014.” According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all Senators to vote “NO” on the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 (S 1926). A vote is expected later today. The vote on final passage, and/or any procedural votes, will be included in the Club’s 2014 Congressional Scorecard.” [ClubforGrowth.org, accessed 4/4/14]

 

Club For Growth Urged “All Members Of Congress To Vote ‘NO’ On The Conference Report.” According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all members of Congress to vote “NO” on the conference report to the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 (HR 2642). We expect a vote in the House later this week, with a vote in the Senate some time thereafter. The vote will be included in the Club’s 2014 Congressional Scorecard.” [ClubforGrowth.org, accessed 4/4/14]

 

The Club For Growth Urged “All Members Of Congress To Vote ‘NO’ On The Consolidated Appropriations Act Of 2014.” According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all members of Congress to vote “NO” on the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 (Senate Amdt. to HR 3547). Consideration of the plan will likely be later this week. The vote will be included in the Club’s 2014 Congressional Scorecard. This 1,582-page “omnibus” proposal is the product of the flawed Ryan-Murray deal that canceled part of the sequester last month in an effort to increase spending now.” [ClubforGrowth.org, accessed 4/4/14]

 

“Club For Growth Urges All Senators To Vote ‘NO’ On The Upcoming Clean Debt Ceiling Increase.” According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all Senators to vote “NO” on the upcoming clean debt ceiling increase (S. 540). A vote could happen later today. The vote will be included in the Club’s 2014 Congressional Scorecard.” [ClubforGrowth.org, accessed 4/4/14]

 

Club For Growth Urged “All Senators To Vote ‘NO’ On The Motion To Proceed To The Heller-Reed Plan (S. 1845) To Extend Unemployment Benefits For Three Months.” According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all Senators to vote “NO” on the motion to proceed to the Heller-Reed plan (S. 1845) to extend unemployment benefits for three months with no spending offset. Consideration of the bill will likely be today. The vote will be included in the Club’s 2014 Congressional Scorecard.” [ClubforGrowth.org, accessed 4/4/14]

 

2013

 

Club For Growth Urged House Members To Vote ‘NO’ On The Ryan-Murray Budget Deal. According to the Club for Growth website, “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.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 12/12/13]

 

“The Club For Growth Urges All House And Senate Members To Vote ‘NO’ On The Reid-McConnell Plan To End The Shutdown And Raise The Debt Ceiling.” According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all House and Senate members to vote ‘NO’ on the Reid-McConnell plan to end the shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. Consideration of the bill will likely be today or tomorrow. The vote will be included in the Club’s 2013 Congressional Scorecard.”  [ClubforGrowth.org, 1/28/14]

 

Club For Growth Urged All Senators To Vote “NO” On Removing Obamacare Defund Language in the FY14 CR.

According to the Club for Growth website, “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.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 9/24/13]

 

Club For Growth Urged All Senators To Oppose The Nomination Of Rep. Mel Watt To Be The Next Director Of The Federal House Finance Agency. According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth is urging all Senators to oppose the nomination of Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC) to be the next director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). This vote, which could include procedural votes, will be included in the Club’s 2013 Congressional Scorecard.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 7/19/13]

 

Club For Growth Urged All Senators To Vote “NO” On The Senate Farm Bill. According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all Senators to vote ‘NO’ on the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013 (S 954). We expect the vote on final passage to occur later today or this week. The vote on final passage, and/or any procedural votes, will be included in the Club’s 2013 Congressional Scorecard.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 6/6/13]

 

Club For Growth Urged All Senators To Vote “YES” On The Toomey-Shaheen Sugar Reform Amendment To The Senate Farm Bill. According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all Senators to vote ‘YES’ on the Toomey-Shaheen sugar reform amendment (#925) to the Senate farm bill (S. 954). […]While this amendment doesn’t call for the full elimination of the sugar program (the better solution), it does draw back some of the 2008 farm bill provisions that expanded the program. This includes the wasteful Feedstock Flexibility Program, harmful trade restrictions, and higher price support levels, among other things. We strongly support the passage of this amendment. ” [ClubforGrowth.org, 5/21/13]

 

Club For Growth Urged House Members To Vote “YES” On The Full Faith And Credit Act, Which Would Have Altered The Treasury Secretary’s Authority To Pay For Public Expenditures If The Debt Ceiling Was Breached.

According to the Club for Growth website, “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. […] 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.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 4/26/13]

 

Club For Growth Urged All Senators To Oppose The Re-Nomination Of Fred Hochberg As Chairman And President Of The Export-Import Bank. According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth is urging all Senators to oppose the re-nomination of Fred Hochberg as chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank. This vote, which could include procedural votes, will be included in the Club’s 2013 Congressional Scorecard.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 4/4/13]

 

Club For Growth Urged All Senators To Vote “YES” On An Amendment To Bar The Use Of Federal Funds To Bail Out State And Local Governments That Are Defaulting On Their Debts. According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth will be scoring the following amendments during the debate on the Senate budget resolution (S. Con. Res. 8). These votes could be considered as early as today. These votes will be included in the Club’s 2013 Congressional Scorecard. ‘YES’ on the Ron Johnson (#212) Amendment to bar the use of federal funds to bail out state and local governments that are defaulting on their debts.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 3/22/13]

 

Club For Growth Urged All Senators To Vote “YES” On An Amendment To Fully And Permanently Repeal The Death Tax. According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth will be scoring the following amendments during the debate on the Senate budget resolution (S. Con. Res. 8). These votes could be considered as early as today. These votes will be included in the Club’s 2013 Congressional Scorecard. […]’YES’ on the Thune Amendment (#307) to fully and permanently repeal the Death Tax.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 3/22/13]

 

Club For Growth Urged All Senators To Vote “YES” On An Amendment To Establish A Point Of Order To Strike Earmarks From Future Legislation. According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth will be scoring the following amendments during the debate on the Senate budget resolution (S. Con. Res. 8). These votes could be considered as early as today. These votes will be included in the Club’s 2013 Congressional Scorecard. […] ‘YES’ on the Flake Amendment (#225) to establish a point of order to strike earmarks from future legislation.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 3/22/13]

 

Club For Growth Urged All Senators To Vote “YES” On An Amendment To “Unwind” The Export-Import Bank.

According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth will be scoring the following amendments during the debate on the Senate budget resolution (S. Con. Res. 8). These votes could be considered as early as today. These votes will be included in the Club’s 2013 Congressional Scorecard. […]’YES’ on the Lee Amendment (#374) to unwind the Export-Import Bank. [ClubforGrowth.org, 3/22/13]

 

Club For Growth Urged All Senators To Vote “Yes” On The Cruz Amendment To Defund Obamacare In The FY13 Continuing Resolution. According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all Senators to vote ‘YES’ on the Cruz amendment to defund ObamaCare in the FY13 continuing resolution (HR 933). Consideration on the amendment could happen next week. This vote will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2013 congressional scorecard.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 3/8/13]

 

“The Club For Growth Urges All Members Of The U.S. Senate To Vote ‘NO’ On The $50 Billion Sandy Relief Bill.” According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all members of the U.S. Senate to vote ‘NO’ on the $50 billion Sandy relief bill (HR 152). Consideration on the Senate floor is expected as soon as today. If there is a vote on the package, it will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2013 congressional scorecard.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 1/24/13]

 

Club For Growth Urged All House Members To Vote “YES” On The FY14 Continuing Resolution, Which Would Have Fully And Permanently Defunded And Delayed Obamacare. According to the Club for Growth website, “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. […]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.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 9/19/13]

 

Club For Growth Urged All House Members To Oppose The “Farm-Only” Bill. According to the Club for Growth website, “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.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 7/10/13]

 

Club For Growth Urged All House Members To Vote “NO” On The House Farm Bill. According to the Club for Growth website, “Below are key votes relating to the House farm bill (HR 1947) that the Club for Growth plans to score. […] ‘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.’  [ClubforGrowth.org, 7/19/13]

 

Club For Growth Urged All House Members To Vote “YES” On A Farm Bill Amendment That Would Reform The Sugar Program. According to the Club for Growth website, “Below are key votes relating to the House farm bill (HR 1947) that the Club for Growth plans to score. […] ‘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.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 6/19/13]

 

Club For Growth Urged All House Members To Vote “YES” On A Farm Bill Amendment That Would Repeal The National Sheep Industry Improvement Center. According to the Club for Growth website, “Below are key votes relating to the House farm bill (HR 1947) that the Club for Growth plans to score. […]‘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.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 6/19/13]

 

Club For Growth Urged All House Members To Vote “YES” On A Farm Bill Amendment That Would Repeal The Market Access Program. According to the Club for Growth website, “Below are key votes relating to the House farm bill (HR 1947) that the Club for Growth plans to score. […]‘ ‘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.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 6/19/13]

 

Club For Growth Urged All House Members To Not Co-Sponsor The Protectionist Currency Reform For Fair Trade Act. According to the Club for Growth website, “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. […]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.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 5/21/13]

 

Club For Growth Urged All House Members To Vote “YES” On The Bill That Would Fully And Permanently Repeal Obamacare. According to the Club for Growth website, “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.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 5/16/13]

 

Club For Growth Urged House Members To Vote “YES” On The Full Faith And Credit Act, Which Would Have Altered The Treasury Secretary’s Authority To Pay For Public Expenditures If The Debt Ceiling Was Breached.

According to the Club for Growth website, “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. […] 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.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 4/26/13]

 

Club For Growth Urged House Members To Vote “NO” On The PCIP Extension Bill. According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all House members to vote ‘NO’ on HR 1549, a bill designed to extend an ObamaCare program that has run out of money. Consideration of the bill is expected sometime next week. The vote on this plan will be included in the Club’s 2013 Congressional Scorecard. The Pre-Existing Conditions Insurance Plan (PCIP) is a program that even President Obama found to be too expensive. Enrollment was below expectations and it was overrun with costs. This proposal would further extend the federal government’s role in healthcare. Because this bill eliminates a previous requirement for enrollees to be uninsured for six months, it creates the moral hazard of avoiding insurance until it is needed and provides an extra incentive for people to enroll in federally-run insurance.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 4/18/13]

 

Club For Growth Urged House Members To Vote “YES” On An Amendment To The Sandy Relief Bill That Would Have Applied An Across-The-Board Cut Of 1.63% To All Discretionary Spending. According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all members of the U.S. House to vote ‘YES’ on Rep. Mulvaney’s amendment (#4) to the Sandy relief bill (HR 152). Consideration on the House floor is expected later today. This vote will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2013 congressional scorecard. This amendment would pay for the $17 billion bill by applying an across-the-board cut of 1.63% to all discretionary spending. The underlying bill continues to remain unpaid for, and this amendment would fix that. It’s the very least Congress can do to start acting in a fiscally responsible manner.”[ClubforGrowth.org, 1/15/13]

 

Club For Growth Urged House Members To Vote “NO” On The $17 Billion Sandy Relief Bill And The Frelinghuysen Amendment To Add Another $33.67 Billion In Funding For Long-Term Projects. According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all members of the U.S. House to vote ‘NO’ on both the $17 billion Sandy relief bill (HR 152) and the Frelinghuysen amendment (#2) to add another $33.67 billion in funding for long-term projects. Consideration on the House floor is expected this week. These votes will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2013 congressional scorecard.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 1/14/13]

 

Club For Growth Urged House Members To Vote “NO” On The Sandy Flood Insurance Expansion Bill. According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all members of the U.S. House to vote ‘NO’ on the bill to expand the National Flood Insurance Program’s borrowing authority by $9.7 billion. Consideration of the plan on the House floor is expected to occur today. This vote will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2013 congressional scorecard.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 1/4/13]

 

Club For Growth Urged House Members To Vote “NO” On The Senate Fiscal Cliff Deal. According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all House members to vote “NO” on the Senate fiscal cliff deal (HR 8). Consideration of the bill could happen as early as today. The vote on the plan will be included in the Club’s 2012 Congressional Scorecard. Once again, Congress is conducting ‘business as usual’ in Washington. This bill raises taxes immediately with the promise of cutting spending later. Tax rates will go up on marginal income, capital gains, dividends, and even certain estates when a person passes away. But it also delays the sequester for at least two months, breaking the promise made by Congress in 2011 to cut government spending. And, among other things, it includes an unpaid for extension of unemployment benefits.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 1/1/13]

 

2012

 

Club For Growth Urged “All Senators To Vote ‘NO’ On The Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill.” According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all Senators to vote ‘NO’ on the Hurricane Sandy relief bill (HR 1) scheduled for consideration in the upper chamber this week. The vote on final passage, and perhaps procedural votes, will be included in the Club’s 2012 Congressional Scorecard. When a natural disaster occurs, there is a textbook response by Congress – they cobble together an overpriced bill that isn’t paid for, there’s no accountability or oversight, and it’s filled with pork. This proposal is no different.” [ClubforGrowth.org, accessed 4/4/14]

 

Club For Growth Urged “All Senators To Vote ‘NO’ On The DISCLOSE Act.” According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all Senators to vote ‘NO’ on the DISCLOSE Act (S. 3369) scheduled for consideration next week. The vote on cloture, and on final passage if it comes to that, will be included in the Club’s 2012 Congressional Scorecard. This bill is an attempt to massively infringe upon the First Amendment rights of American citizens.” [ClubforGrowth.org, accessed 4/4/14]

 

Club For Growth Urged “All Senators To Vote ‘NO’ On The Agriculture Reform, Food, And Jobs Act Of 2012.” According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all Senators to vote ‘NO’ on the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012 (S. 3240). The Senate will likely begin consideration of the bill this week. A vote on final passage, and perhaps procedural votes, will be included in the Club’s 2012 Congressional Scorecard. This bill makes some material reforms and spending cuts, but it still enables the government to maintain a heavy and unacceptable presence in various parts of the private sector.” [ClubforGrowth.org, accessed 4/4/14]

 

Club For Growth Urged “All Senators To Vote ‘NO’ On Moving Ahead For Progress In The 21st Century (MAP-21) Act.” According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all Senators to vote ‘NO’ on Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Act (S. 1813). The vote on the motion to proceed to the bill is expected to occur on Thursday, February 9. A final vote on passage of this plan, and perhaps procedural votes, will be included in the Club’s 2012 Congressional Scorecard. Just like the House bill, this plan requires politicians and bureaucrats to make decisions that are best left to the individual 50 states.” [ClubforGrowth.org, accessed 4/4/14]

 

“Club For Growth Urges All Senators To Vote ‘YES’ On Toomey Amendment #1472 To The STOCK Act.” According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all Senators to vote “YES” on Toomey Amendment #1472 to the STOCK Act (S. 2038). The bill is currently being considered on the Senator floor and we expect a vote on the amendment to take place later today. A vote on this amendment will be included in the Club’s 2012 Congressional Scorecard. Earmarks are bad policy and bad politics. Congress needs to end them permanently.” [ClubforGrowth.org, accessed 4/4/14]

 

Club For Growth Urged Senators Voting On The Senate Highway Bill To Vote No On The Menendez/Burr Amendment, And Yes On The DeMint Amendments 1589 And 1756. According to the Club for Growth website,  Key Vote Alert – Various Amendments to the Senate Highway Bill. The Club for Growth is scoring the following amendments to the Senate highway bill (S. 1813): ‘NO’ on the Menendez/Burr amendment (#1782) […] ‘YES’ on the DeMint amendment (#1589)[…]‘YES’ on the DeMint amendment (#1756).” [ClubforGrowth.org, accessed 4/4/14]

 

Club For Growth Urged “Members Of The House To Vote ‘NO’ On The Sequester Replacement Act.” According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth also urges members of the House to vote ‘NO’ on the Sequester Replacement Act (HR 6684). As we wrote earlier this year about this proposal, House leaders are refusing to make all of the necessary spending cuts now and instead are promising to make the cuts in a future Congress. They will try to claim that they aren’t breaking the sequester because they actually cut more than the $1.2 trillion required over ten years. But this is misleading. They don’t want to make all of the FY13 cuts, so they are pushing them into the future. This is a direct violation of the promise they made to the public last year.” [ClubforGrowth.org, accessed 4/4/14]

 

Club For Growth Opposed The “Plan B Rule” Because “It Increases Tax Rates For Those Making Over $1 Million While Also Raising Taxes On Capital Gains And Dividends.” According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all House members to vote ‘NO’ on the rule for the so-called ‘Plan B’ tax increase. Consideration of the bill is scheduled for later this week. The vote on the rule will be included in the Club’s 2012 Congressional Scorecard. On the substance, this bill is anti-growth. It increases tax rates for those making over $1 million while also raising taxes on capital gains and dividends. We don’t buy into the Washington-speak, suggesting that these are actually tax cuts.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 12/19/12]

 

Club For Growth Strongly Opposed “Discharge Petition No. 0005 That Would Force Floor Consideration” Of The Farm Bill. According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth strongly opposes Discharge Petition No. 0005 that would force floor consideration of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2012 (HR 6083), otherwise known as the farm bill.” [ClubforGrowth.org, accessed 4/4/14]

 

  • Club For Growth: “A House Member’s Signature On This Discharge Petition, Or Any Similar Petition, Will Count Heavily As An Anti-Growth Action.” According to the Club for Growth website, “A House member’s signature on this discharge petition, or any similar petition, will count heavily as an anti-growth action on the Club for Growth’s 2012 Congressional Scorecard.” [ClubforGrowth.org, accessed 4/4/14]

 

Club For Growth Urged “All Members Of Congress To Oppose The FY13 Continuing Resolution.” According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all members of Congress to oppose the FY13 Continuing Resolution (CR). We expect a vote on this resolution later this week, perhaps as early as Thursday. This vote will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2012 Congressional Scorecard.” [ClubforGrowth.org, accessed 4/4/14]

 

  • “This CR Is Bad Policy Simply Because It Extends Big Spending Programs, Layers On Extra Spending, And Provides Only Short-Term Funding For The Government.” According to the Club for Growth website, “This CR is bad policy simply because it extends big spending programs, layers on extra spending, and provides only short-term funding for the government so that politicians can leave Washington to avoid politically sensitive events.” [ClubforGrowth.org, accessed 4/4/14]

 

Club For Growth Urged “All Members Of Congress To Vote Against The Student Loan Bill.” According to the Club for Growth website, “Judging from news reports, it appears that leadership in both chambers plans to airdrop the student loan bill (and possibly the flood insurance bill) into the Highway bill conference report. A vote could happen in the next couple of days. The Club urges all members of Congress to vote against this bill. This will be a key vote on the Club’s 2012 congressional scorecard. We have already key-voted previous versions of the highway bill (House alert | Senate alert) and the student loan bill (House alert | Senate alert).” [ClubforGrowth.org, accessed 4/4/14]

 

  • Club For Growth: “Regardless Of The Merits, The Government Should Not Be In The Business Of Subsidizing Student Loans.” According to the Club for Growth website, The Club for Growth urges all House members to vote “NO” on the Interest Rate Reduction Act (HR 4628). The House may consider it on the floor as early as today. A vote on this plan, and perhaps procedural votes, will be included in the Club’s 2012 Congressional Scorecard. Regardless of the merits, the government should not be in the business of subsidizing student loans. [ClubforGrowth.org, accessed 4/4/14]

 

Club For Growth Urged “All House Members To Support Rep. Mike Pompeo’s Amendment” To “Defund The Economic Development Administration.” According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all House members to support Rep. Mike Pompeo’s amendment to the C-J-S appropriations bill (HR 5326) that would defund the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and transfers the savings to deficit reduction. We expect a vote on this amendment to occur this week, perhaps as early as today. This vote will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2012 Congressional Scorecard.” [ClubforGrowth.org, accessed 4/4/14]

 

Club For Growth Urged “All House Members To Vote ‘YES’ On The Republican Study Committee’s FY13 Alternative Budget.” According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all House members to vote ‘YES’ on the Republican Study Committee’s FY13 alternative budget. The House may consider it on the floor as early as this week. A vote on this plan, and perhaps procedural votes, will be included in the Club’s 2012 Congressional Scorecard. Unlike the Ryan Budget, the RSC plan balances within five years and it complies with the sequestration cuts outlined in the Budget Control Act of 2011.” [ClubforGrowth.org, accessed 4/4/14]

 

Club For Growth Urges All Members “To Vote ‘NO’ On Any Bill, Including H.R. 4071…That Gives The Executive Branch The Authority To Apply Countervailing Duties To Non-Market Economies.” According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all members of Congress to vote ‘NO’ on any bill, including H.R. 4071 sponsored by Rep. Tammy Baldwin, that gives the executive branch the authority to apply countervailing duties to non-market economies (NMEs). While we believe that it’s unlikely that H.R. 4071 will be the proposal voted on, we believe something similar will be considered in the next few weeks. A vote on passage, and perhaps procedural votes, will be included in the Club’s 2012 Congressional Scorecard. The Administration wants to retain the ability to apply countervailing duties on China, Vietnam, and potentially other less developed countries. These duties restrict economic liberty and are anti-growth.” [ClubforGrowth.org, accessed 4/4/14]

 

Club For Growth Urged “All House Members To Vote ‘NO’ On The American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act.” According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all House members to vote “NO” on the American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act (H.R. 7). The bill is currently being marked up in committees, but we expect floor consideration in the days and weeks ahead. A vote on this plan, and perhaps procedural votes, will be included in the Club’s 2012 Congressional Scorecard.” [ClubforGrowth.org, accessed 4/4/14]

 

Club For Growth Urged “All Members Of Congress To Vote ‘NO’ On Reauthorizing The Export-Import Bank.” According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all members of Congress to vote ‘NO’ on reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank. Congress may take up consideration of HR 2072 or S 1547, or possibly some new proposal before the Bank’s current authority expires at the end of May. A vote on this reauthorization, and perhaps procedural votes, will be included in the Club’s 2012 Congressional Scorecard. The Export-Import Bank’s actions are nothing more than market-distorting subsidies that pick winners and losers in the private sector. Market forces should dictate trade flows, not bureaucrats and politicians.” [ClubforGrowth.org, accessed 4/4/14]

 

2011

 

Club For Growth Urged All Members To Oppose The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012. According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth strongly opposes the final Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012 (HR 3671), otherwise known as the Megabus, and urges all members of Congress to oppose it. We expect a vote on this proposal later today. This vote will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2011 Congressional Scorecard.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 12/16/11]

 

Club For Growth Urged All Members To Vote “NO” On The “Minibus” Conference Report. According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all members to vote “NO” on the upcoming ‘minibus’ conference report. We are specifically scoring this bill if it includes the higher conforming loan limits for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the FHA. If the conferees strip out this big-government rider, then the Club will re-assess the bill for consideration of a key vote. A vote on this conference report is scheduled for next week. A vote on this bill will be included in the Club’s 2011 Congressional Scorecard.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 11/10/11]

 

Club For Growth Urged All Members To Vote “YES” On The Free Trade Agreements With Colombia, Panama, And Korea. According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all members of Congress to vote ‘YES’ on the Free Trade Agreements with Colombia (H.R. 3078), Panama (H.R. 3079), and Korea (H.R. 3080). We expect the house to begin to consider the trade agreements as soon as today. A vote on each Free Trade Agreement will be included in the Club’s 2011 Congressional Scorecard.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 10/6/11]

 

Club For Growth Urged All Members To Vote “NO” On The Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act. According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all members of Congress to vote ‘NO’ on the Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act (S. 1619) sponsored by Senator Sherrod Brown. The Senate plans to consider the bill in early October. A vote on this bill will be included in the Club’s 2011 Congressional Scorecard.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 9/28/11]

 

Club For Growth Urged All Senators To Vote “NO” On The Reid Substitute Amendment To The Bill Extending The Generalized System Of Preferences. According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all Senators to vote ‘NO’ on the Reid substitute amendment to the bill extending the Generalized System of Preferences (HR 2832). A vote on this amendment is expected this week. This vote will be included in the Club’s 2011 Congressional Scorecard.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 9/19/11]

 

Club For Growth Urged All Members To Vote “NO” On The Budget Control Act Of 2011. According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth strongly opposes the most recent version of the Budget Control Act of 2011 that was negotiated by the White House and congressional leaders. We expect a vote on this proposal will take place in both chambers as early as today. This vote will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2011 Congressional Scorecard. […]As we’ve said before regarding previous underwhelming debt ceiling bills, this simply doesn’t fix the country’s fiscal problems. We strongly oppose it and we urge a NO vote.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 8/1/11]

 

Club For Growth Urged All Members To Support The Cut, Cap, and Balance Act And Urged All Members To Oppose The McConnell-Reid Plan. According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth strongly supports the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act and urges all members of Congress to support it (S. 1340/H.R. 2560). The Club also strongly opposes the McConnell-Reid sellout plan that purportedly gives the Executive Branch the authority to raise the debt limit. Both of these votes will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2011 Congressional Scorecard.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 7/28/11]

 

Club For Growth Urged All Members To Sign The Cut, Cap, And Balance Pledge, Which Specified That All Signers Must Oppose Increasing The Debt Limit Unless Certain Conditions Are Met. According to the Club for Growth website, ‘The Club for Growth strongly supports the Cut, Cap, and Balance pledge and urges all members of Congress to sign it. Signing this pledge will be scored positively on the Club for Growth’s 2011 Congressional Scorecard. The Cut, Cap, and Balance pledge states that the signer will oppose any debt limit increase unless all three of the following conditions are met: Cut – Substantial cuts in spending that will reduce the deficit next year and thereafter. Cap – Enforceable spending caps that will put federal spending on a path to a balanced budget. Balance – Congressional passage (not mere support) of a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution — but only if it includes both a spending limitation and a super-majority for raising taxes, in addition to balancing revenues and expenses.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 6/21/11]

 

Club For Growth Urged All Senators To Vote “YES” On An Amendment To Repeal The Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit. According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth strongly supports an amendment offered by Senator Tom Coburn to repeal the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (S. Amdt. 436 to S. 782) and urges all Senators to vote ‘YES’ on passage of the amendment. Senator Coburn has filed a motion for cloture on this amendment, and we expect that the vote will take place Tuesday. This vote will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2011 Congressional Scorecard.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 6/13/11]

 

Club For Growth Urged All Senators To Vote “YES” On An Amendment To Repeal The Renewable Fuels Standard And The Death Tax. According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth also supports a separate amendment by Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), that repeals both the renewable fuels standard and the death tax. If this amendment comes to a vote it will be considered as a Key Vote in our 2011 Congressional Scorecard. We still strongly urge Senators to vote ‘YES’ on the Coburn Amendment tomorrow and will be including it in our 2011 Congressional Scorecard, even if it is not clear whether the DeMint amendment will come to a vote or if the DeMint amendment comes to a vote and fails.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 6/13/11]

 

Club For Growth Urged All Senators To Vote “NO” On The Reauthorization Of The Economic Development Revitalization Act. According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth strongly opposes the reauthorization of the Economic Development Revitalization Act (S. 782) and urges all Senators to vote ‘NO’ on final passage. We expect the bill to be considered this week, perhaps as early as today. This vote will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2011 Congressional Scorecard.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 6/6/11]

 

Club For Growth Urged All Senators To Oppose The Nomination Of Peter Diamond To The Federal Reserve’s Board Of Governors. According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth opposes the nomination of Peter Diamond to the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors and urges all Senators to vote ‘NO’ on his confirmation. If his nomination comes to the floor for a vote, it will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2011 Congressional Scorecard.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 5/10/11]

 

Club For Growth Urged All Senators To Vote “YES” On An Amendment To The SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act Of 2011 To Prevent The EPA From Promulgating Any Regulation Concerning Climate Change. According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all Senators to vote ‘YES’ on the McConnell amendment (#183) to the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011 (S 493). We expect the amendment to be considered today or later this week. This vote will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2011 Congressional Scorecard. This amendment would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from promulgating any regulation concerning climate change.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 5/30/11]

 

Club For Growth Urged All Members To Vote “NO” On The Currency Exchange Oversight Reform Act. According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all members of Congress to vote ‘NO’ on the Currency Exchange Oversight Reform Act recently proposed by Senator Chuck Schumer.  While the bill has not yet been introduced, previous versions provide a direct assault on free trade and economic liberty. A vote on this bill will be included in the Club’s 2011 Congressional Scorecard.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 1/19/11]

 

Club For Growth Urged All Senators To Vote “YES” On The Full Repeal Of The “Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act.” According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all House members to vote ‘YES’ on the full repeal of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” and the related reconciliation healthcare provisions (Public Laws 111-148 and 111-152).  This proposal is expected to be considered next week.  This vote will be included in the Club’s 2011 Congressional Scorecard.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 1/6/11]

 

Club For Growth Urged House Members To Oppose A Discharge Petition That Would Force A Vote On HR 639, A Bill “That Would Make It Easier To Apply Tariffs On Chinese Imports Unless China Increases The Value Of Its Currency.” According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth strongly opposes Discharge Petition No. 0001 that would force a House vote on HR 639, a bill that would make it easier to apply tariffs on Chinese imports unless China increases the value of its currency. Passage of such legislation, or similar legislation, could lead to a costly trade war that would destroy jobs. A signature on this discharge petition, or any similar petition, will count heavily as an anti-growth action on the Club for Growth’s 2011 Congressional Scorecard.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 10/5/11]

 

Club For Growth Urged House Members To Support The Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act. According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth strongly supports the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act (H.R. 2587), introduced by Rep. Tim Scott, and urges all House members to support it. We expect a vote on this proposal later this week. This vote will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2011 Congressional Scorecard.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 9/13/11]

 

Club For Growth Urged All Members To Sign A Letter Opposing The McConnell-Reid “Cut, Run, And Hide” Plan.

According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth strongly supports Rep. Joe Walsh’s letter opposing the McConnell-Reid ‘Cut, Run, and Hide’ plan. Additionally, the Club is key-voting the signing of this letter. Signers will receive positive points on the Club for Growth’s 2011 Congressional Scorecard.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 7/20/11]

 

Club For Growth Urged House Members To Vote “YES” On The Republican Study Committee’s FY12 Budget. According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth strongly supports the Republican Study Committee’s FY12 budget and urges members of the House to vote ‘YES’ on it. We expect the bill to be considered as early as this week. This vote will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2011 Congressional Scorecard.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 4/12/11]

 

Club For Growth Urged House Members To Vote “YES” On The D.C. School Choice Bill. According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges members of the House to vote ‘YES’ on the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act (HR 471). We expect the bill to be considered today or later this week. This vote will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2011 Congressional Scorecard. […]This bill would re-implement the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, allowing eligible students the ability to attend a private or public school of their choice rather than locking them into a public school that their family does not prefer or could be failing them.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 3/30/11]

 

Club For Growth Urged Members To Oppose All Short-Term Continuing Resolutions. According to the Club for Growth website, “Today, three leading organizations in the conservative movement made clear their opposition to any additional short-term continuing resolutions and announced their intent to key vote the next such measure. […]Enacting these cuts now and fighting for the policy riders are important trust building measures between the American people and Washington. Now is the time for bold leadership, and Heritage Action, Family Research Council and Club for Growth stand united ready to support those efforts.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 3/11/11]

 

Club For Growth Urged House Members To Vote “YES” On An Amendment To The FY11 Continuing Resolution To “Prohibit Funds From Being Used To Administer Davis-Bacon ‘Prevailing Wage’ Requirements.” According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges members of the House to vote ‘YES’ on the Rep. Steve King amendment (#273) to the FY11 continuing resolution (HR 1). This vote will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2011 Congressional Scorecard. The amendment would prohibit funds from being used to administer Davis-Bacon ‘prevailing wage’ requirements with respect to any project or program funded in this bill.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 2/17/11]

 

Club For Growth Urged All House Members To Vote “NO” On The FY11 Continuing Resolution. According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all members of the House to vote ‘NO’ on the FY11 continuing resolution unless the final product contains at least $100 billion in non-security discretionary spending cuts. If the bill that comes to the floor does not include $100 billion in non-security discretionary spending cuts, we also urge support for an amendment or amendments to reach the $100 billion. We plan to include such amendments and final passage in our 2011 Congressional Scorecard.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 2/10/11]

 

Club For Growth Urged All House Members To Vote “No” On The Bill That Would Extend The Trade Adjustment Assistance Program  And The Andean Trade Preference Act. According to the Club for Growth website, “The Club for Growth urges all members of the House to vote ‘NO’ on the bill that would extend the recently expanded Trade Adjustment Assistance program (TAA) and the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA). This vote is currently on the suspension calendar and could be voted on as early as today. This vote will be included in the Club’s 2011 Congressional Scorecard.” [ClubforGrowth.org, 2/8/11]

124 transactions on record as a recipient.

Ordered By: Year (Newer to Older)

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Donor
Recipient
Candidate
Amount
Year
Link
1Freedom PartnersClub for Growth$1,000,0002014+
2John W. ChildsClub for Growth$2,6002013+
3John W. ChildsClub for Growth$2,6002013+
4Center to Protect Patient RightsClub for Growth$450,0002012+
5John W. ChildsClub for Growth$2,5002011+
6John W. ChildsClub for Growth$2,5002011+
7John W. ChildsClub for Growth$2,5002011+
8Robert MercerClub for Growth$2,5002011+
9Robert MercerClub for Growth$2,5002011+
10Robert MercerClub for Growth$5,0002011+
11Robert MercerClub for Growth$2,5002011+
12Robert MercerClub for Growth$2,5002011+
13Robert MercerClub for Growth$2,5002011+
14Robert MercerClub for Growth$2,5002011+
15Center to Protect Patient RightsClub for Growth$690,0002010+
16John W. ChildsClub for Growth$2,4002010+
17John W. ChildsClub for Growth$2,4002010+
18John W. ChildsClub for Growth$2,4002010+
19John W. ChildsClub for GrowthRichard Burr$4,5002010+
20Robert MercerClub for Growth$-5,0002010+
21Robert MercerClub for Growth$2,4002010+
22Robert MercerClub for Growth$2,4002010+
23Robert MercerClub for Growth$2,4002010+
24Robert MercerClub for Growth$2,4002010+
25Robert MercerClub for Growth$5,0002010+
26Robert MercerClub for Growth$2,4002010+
27Robert MercerClub for Growth$2,4002010+
28Center to Protect Patient RightsClub for Growth$9,0002009+
29John W. ChildsClub for Growth$2,4002009+
30Marlene ChildsClub for Growth$2,4002009+
31Marlene ChildsClub for Growth$2,4002009+
32John W. ChildsClub for Growth$2,4002009+
33Robert MercerClub for Growth$2,4002009+
34Robert MercerClub for Growth$2,4002009+
35Robert MercerClub for Growth$2,4002009+
36Robert MercerClub for Growth$2,4002009+
37Robert MercerClub for Growth$2,4002009+
38Robert MercerClub for Growth$2,4002009+
39Robert MercerClub for Growth$2,4002009+
40Robert MercerClub for Growth$5,0002009+
41John W. ChildsClub for Growth$2,3002008+
42John W. ChildsClub for Growth$2,3002008+
43John W. ChildsClub for Growth$5,0002008+
44John W. ChildsClub for Growth$2,3002008+
45John W. ChildsClub for Growth$2,3002008+
46John W. ChildsClub for Growth$4,6002008+
47John W. ChildsClub for Growth$2,3002008+
48Robert MercerClub for Growth$20,0002008+
49Robert MercerClub for Growth$2,3002008+
50Robert MercerClub for Growth$2,3002008+
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