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Vote Alert

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

March 21, 2013

***This is the third 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. Sessions (R-AL) Points of Order Amendments: These two amendments would create points of order against legislation that either increases direct spending or increases the deficit in any of the four 10-year periods beginning after 2023. Waiving such a point of order would require the vote of 60 Senators. These amendments would create important taxpayer safeguards against budgetary gimmicks that hide the true cost of spending.
  •  “YES” on Sen. Lee (R-UT) Point of Order Amendment: This commonsense proposal would create a point of order against a budget that spends more on net interest payments than on national defense. Doing so would create a strong incentive for Congress to prioritize spending and balance the federal budget.
  •  “YES” on Sen. Sessions (R-AL) Motion to Recommit:  This motion would send the budget back to committee with instructions to achieve balance within ten years.
  •  “YES” on Deficit Neutral Reserve Fund for School Choice: Introduced by Sen. Paul (R-KY) and Sen. Alexander (R-TN), this amendment would permit existing federal funding to follow low-income children to the school their parents have chosen for them to attend.
  • “YES” on Sen. Paul (R-KY) Budget Substitute: This ambitious budget would achieve balance within five years, overhaul the burdensome Tax Code, eliminate unnecessary agencies, reform entitlement programs, and put the economy on a path toward real growth.

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