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Vote Recommendations on Amendments to the Senate Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year 2021, S.Con.Res. 5

On behalf of FreedomWorks activists nationwide, I urge you to contact your senators and ask them to vote in the manner prescribed for each amendment below to the Concurrent Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year 2021, S.Con.Res. 5, should these amendments be allowed votes.

FreedomWorks may count the votes on these amendments for the purposes of our 2021 Congressional Scorecard and, as always, reserves the right to score any other amendments not listed below that are brought to the floor for votes, as well as related procedural or other votes.

FreedomWorks recommends a “Yes” vote on all the following:

Amendment #1 by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) - Substitute amendment establishing far lower 10-year spending and debt levels

Amendment #55 by Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) - Permanent extension of lower tax rates for individuals and small businesses

Amendment #86 by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) - Against increasing the number of justices on the Supreme Court

Amendment #129 by Sen. Mike Hoeven (R-N.D.) - Against taxing or placing a price on carbon dioxide

Amendment #136 by Sen. Mike Hoeven (R-N.D.) - Against redefining waters of the United States

Amendment #167 by Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) - Permanent extension of deduction for qualified business income

Amendment #168 by Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) - Against EPA banning fracking

Amendment #178 by Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) - Against legislation that would revoke existing state Medicaid waiver

Amendment #193 by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Nebr.) - Increase deduction for health savings accounts

Amendment #194 by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Nebr.) - Eliminate high-deductible plan requirement for health savings accounts

Amendment #242 by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) - POO against restricting trade without authorization of Congress

Amendment #253 by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) - Expanding health savings accounts

Amendment #254 by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) - Repealing the Davis-Bacon Act

Amendment #259 by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) - Repealing the Jones Act

Amendment #301 by Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) - Prohibit increase in the federal minimum wage during national emergency

Amendment #377 by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) - Reduce funding for non-infrastructure expenses by 1 penny for every dollar

Amendment #379 by Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) - Stop state and local government bailouts

Amendment #382 by Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) - Requiring discretionary spending cuts for any increase in the debt limit

Amendment #523 by Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) - Require 60 votes for deficit spending

Amendment #555 by Sen. Patrick Toomey (R-Penn.) - Permanent extension of full expensing and other tax provisions

FreedomWorks recommends a “No” vote on the following:

Amendment #207 by Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) - Prohibit mergers and acquisitions by big tech companies

Again, FreedomWorks may count the votes for these amendments to S.Con.Res. 5 on our 2021 Congressional Scorecard and reserves the right to score any additional amendments, motions, or other related votes. The scorecard is used to determine eligibility for the FreedomFighter Award, which recognizes Members of the House and Senate who consistently vote to support economic freedom and individual liberty.

Sincerely,

Adam Brandon

President, FreedomWorks


Update notice: As votes continued on the Senate floor, FreedomWorks added the following to our vote recommendations for amendments to the Senate Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year 2021, S.Con.Res. 5. This list was be updated throughout the vote-a-rama process, and a final PDF with additions has been added below at its conclusion.

FreedomWorks may count the votes on these amendments for purposes of our 2021 Congressional Scorecard and, as always, reserves the right to score any other amendments not listed below that are brought to the floor for votes, as well as related procedural or other votes.

FreedomWorks recommends a “Yes” vote on all the following:

Amendment #833 by Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) - Blocking rules that ban fracking

Amendment #91 by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) - Preventing repeal of the limitation on the deduction for state and local taxes (SALT)

Amendment #767 by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) - Prohibiting the increase of the federal minimum wage during a global pandemic

Amendment #678 by Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) - Supporting the Keystone XL pipeline

Amendment #66 by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) - Against increasing the number of justices on the Supreme Court

Amendment #655 by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V) - Preserving the Navigable Waters Protection Rule

Amendment #887 by Sen. Mike Hoeven (R-N.D.) - Prohibiting a carbon tax

Amendment #803 by Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) - TRUST Act for fast track procedures to address trust fund solvency