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Vote Alert


NTU urges all Senators to vote as follows on S. Con. Res. 8:
Part VI

March 22, 2013


***This is the sixth of several communications to the Senate NTU intends to make during the course of the budget debate***

As the Senate considers S. Con. Res. 8, the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2014, NTU urges all Senators to vote as follows:

  • “YES” on Sen. Thune (R-SD) Death Tax Repeal Amendment: This amendment would provide for the full and permanent repeal of the death tax. The estate tax is an enormous burden on job creators, and it creates economic disruption when farmers and family-owned small businesses don’t have the liquid assets to foot the bill.
  •  “YES” on Sen. Cruz (R-TX) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) Repeal Amendment: This amendment would fully repeal the 2010 health care law, thereby rescinding nearly $1 trillion in tax hikes and $1.1 trillion in unaffordable spending. As we inch closer to full implementation of PPACA, the law is increasingly having a negative impact on the nation.
  • “YES” on Sen. Crapo (R-ID) PPACA Tax Repeal Amendment: This amendment would provide for the repeal of taxes on low-and-middle-income families imposed by the 2010 health care law.  According to the Joint Committee on Taxation, at least 73 million households earning less than $200,000 will face a higher tax burden unless Congress acts to repeal these tax hikes.
  • “YES” on Sen. Ayotte (R-NH) Point of Order Amendment: This amendment would create a point of order against a budget that raises taxes when unemployment is over 5.5 percent, safeguarding those who can least afford higher taxes as well as job creators when growth is most needed.
  • “YES” on Sen. Cornyn (R-TX) No Budget, No OMB Pay Amendment: This amendment would withhold the pay for the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and other Senate-approved OMB officials for every day the President’s budget is not submitted by the deadline stipulated in the Budget Act.

Roll call votes on the above amendments to S. Con. Res. 8 will be included in our annual Rating of Congress.

If you have any questions, please contact NTU Federal Affairs Manager Nan Swift at (703) 683-5700