• Did Freedom Win? No
  • Voted for Freedom 8
  • Voted Against Freedom 77
This bill is the vehicle for the deal brokered by Senator McConnell and Vice President Biden to avert the “fiscal cliff”. While it extends the 2001, 2003 and 2009 tax cuts and credits for most Americans, it allows them to expire on those earning over $450,000 per year. The bill also contains a $30 billion extension of unemployment benefits, and reauthorizes the 2008 Farm Bill for nine months.

H.R. 8 allows the payroll tax holiday to expire, effectively raising taxes on 77% of taxpayers, yet extends dozens of tax credits and deductions that amount to corporate welfare for special interests. It also fails to extend the Bush-era tax cuts to all Americans, thus raising taxes at a time when economic growth is desperately needed.

Legislator's Votes

Voted for Freedom

Tom Carper

Senator DE

Tom Carper

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Thomas Harkin

Senator IA

Thomas Harkin

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Session Score 0%
Mike Lee

Senator UT

Mike Lee

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Session Score 100%
Rand Paul

Senator KY

Rand Paul

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Marco Rubio

Senator FL

Marco Rubio

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Session Score 100%
Richard Shelby

Senator AL

Richard Shelby

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes

Voted Against Freedom

Daniel Akaka

Senator HI

Daniel Akaka

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
John Barrasso

Senator WY

John Barrasso

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Max Baucus

Senator MT

Max Baucus

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Mark Begich

Senator AK

Mark Begich

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Jeff Bingaman

Senator NM

Jeff Bingaman

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Roy Blunt

Senator MO

Roy Blunt

  • Voted for Freedom? No
John Boozman

Senator AR

John Boozman

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Sherrod Brown

Senator OH

Sherrod Brown

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Scott Brown

Senator MA

Scott Brown

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Richard Burr

Senator NC

Richard Burr

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Ben Cardin

Senator MD

Ben Cardin

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Bob Casey

Senator PA

Bob Casey

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Thomas Coburn

Senator OK

Thomas Coburn

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Susan Collins

Senator ME

Susan Collins

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Kent Conrad

Senator ND

Kent Conrad

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Chris Coons

Senator DE

Chris Coons

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Bob Corker

Senator TN

Bob Corker

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
John Cornyn

Senator TX

John Cornyn

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Mike Crapo

Senator ID

Mike Crapo

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Dick Durbin

Senator IL

Dick Durbin

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Mike Enzi

Senator WY

Mike Enzi

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Alan Franken

Senator MN

Alan Franken

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Kay Hagan

Senator NC

Kay Hagan

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
John Hoeven

Senator ND

John Hoeven

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Kay Hutchison

Senator TX

Kay Hutchison

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Jim Inhofe

Senator OK

Jim Inhofe

  • Voted for Freedom? No
John Isakson

Senator GA

John Isakson

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Mike Johanns

Senator NE

Mike Johanns

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Tim Johnson

Senator SD

Tim Johnson

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Ron Johnson

Senator WI

Ron Johnson

  • Voted for Freedom? No
John Kerry

Senator MA

John Kerry

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Amy Klobuchar

Senator MN

Amy Klobuchar

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Herbert Kohl

Senator WI

Herbert Kohl

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Mary Landrieu

Senator LA

Mary Landrieu

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Patrick Leahy

Senator VT

Patrick Leahy

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Carl Levin

Senator MI

Carl Levin

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Richard Lugar

Senator IN

Richard Lugar

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Joe Manchin

Senator WV

Joe Manchin

  • Voted for Freedom? No
John McCain

Senator AZ

John McCain

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Bob Menendez

Senator NJ

Bob Menendez

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Jeff Merkley

Senator OR

Jeff Merkley

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Jerry Moran

Senator KS

Jerry Moran

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Patty Murray

Senator WA

Patty Murray

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Ben Nelson

Senator NE

Ben Nelson

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Bill Nelson

Senator FL

Bill Nelson

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Rob Portman

Senator OH

Rob Portman

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 63.6%
Mark Pryor

Senator AR

Mark Pryor

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Jack Reed

Senator RI

Jack Reed

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Jim Risch

Senator ID

Jim Risch

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Pat Roberts

Senator KS

Pat Roberts

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Brian Schatz

Senator HI

Brian Schatz

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Chuck Schumer

Senator NY

Chuck Schumer

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Olympia Snowe

Senator ME

Olympia Snowe

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Jon Tester

Senator MT

Jon Tester

  • Voted for Freedom? No
John Thune

Senator SD

John Thune

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Pat Toomey

Senator PA

Pat Toomey

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Mark Udall

Senator CO

Mark Udall

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Mark Warner

Senator VA

Mark Warner

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Jim Webb

Senator VA

Jim Webb

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Roger Wicker

Senator MS

Roger Wicker

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Ron Wyden

Senator OR

Ron Wyden

  • Voted for Freedom? No

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