• Did Freedom Win? No
  • Voted for Freedom 15
  • Voted Against Freedom 78
The amendment would simply rescind unobligated funds for several international outreach and foreign aid programs that have been flagged in the past for being unnecessary and wasting taxpayer dollars, and apply those funds to offset the cost of emergency spending to combat the coronavirus domestically.

The continued spread of the COVID-19 virus worldwide, including now in a number of US states, has justly caused significant public concern. As Congress moves to fund efforts to combat the spread of the disease, however, it should not forget its duty to avoid burdening future generations with unnecessary new deficit spending.

The proposed coronavirus relief package spends nearly $8 billion, and Sen. Paul’s amendment would merely ensure that this amount is offset by rescinding unobligated funding from a number of government programs. These include the East-West Center and the Inter-American Foundation, along with State Department cultural exchange programs and non-health activities of the US Agency for International Development. All of these programs have been noted by fiscal conservatives as wasteful (and sometimes duplicative) uses of taxpayer dollars.

Legislator's Votes

Voted for Freedom

Mike Braun

Senator IN

Mike Braun

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Mike Crapo

Senator ID

Mike Crapo

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Ted Cruz

Senator TX

Ted Cruz

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Steve Daines

Senator MT

Steve Daines

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Joni Ernst

Senator IA

Joni Ernst

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Ron Johnson

Senator WI

Ron Johnson

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
John Kennedy

Senator LA

John Kennedy

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Mike Lee

Senator UT

Mike Lee

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

Senator KY

Rand Paul

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
David Perdue

Senator GA

David Perdue

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
  • Session Score 0%
Jim Risch

Senator ID

Jim Risch

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes
Pat Toomey

Senator PA

Pat Toomey

  • Voted for Freedom? Yes

Voted Against Freedom

Tammy Baldwin

Senator WI

Tammy Baldwin

  • Voted for Freedom? No
John Barrasso

Senator WY

John Barrasso

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Roy Blunt

Senator MO

Roy Blunt

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Cory Booker

Senator NJ

Cory Booker

  • Voted for Freedom? No
John Boozman

Senator AR

John Boozman

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Sherrod Brown

Senator OH

Sherrod Brown

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Richard Burr

Senator NC

Richard Burr

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Ben Cardin

Senator MD

Ben Cardin

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Tom Carper

Senator DE

Tom Carper

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Bob Casey

Senator PA

Bob Casey

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Bill Cassidy

Senator LA

Bill Cassidy

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Susan Collins

Senator ME

Susan Collins

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Chris Coons

Senator DE

Chris Coons

  • Voted for Freedom? No
John Cornyn

Senator TX

John Cornyn

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Tom Cotton

Senator AR

Tom Cotton

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Kevin Cramer

Senator ND

Kevin Cramer

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Dick Durbin

Senator IL

Dick Durbin

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Deb Fischer

Senator NE

Deb Fischer

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Cory Gardner

Senator CO

Cory Gardner

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Maggie Hassan

Senator NH

Maggie Hassan

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Josh Hawley

Senator MO

Josh Hawley

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Mazie Hirono

Senator HI

Mazie Hirono

  • Voted for Freedom? No
John Hoeven

Senator ND

John Hoeven

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Jim Inhofe

Senator OK

Jim Inhofe

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Tim Kaine

Senator VA

Tim Kaine

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Angus King

Senator ME

Angus King

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Amy Klobuchar

Senator MN

Amy Klobuchar

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Patrick Leahy

Senator VT

Patrick Leahy

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Joe Manchin

Senator WV

Joe Manchin

  • Voted for Freedom? No
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
Chris Murphy

Senator CT

Chris Murphy

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Patty Murray

Senator WA

Patty Murray

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Gary Peters

Senator MI

Gary Peters

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Rob Portman

Senator OH

Rob Portman

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 63.6%
Jack Reed

Senator RI

Jack Reed

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Pat Roberts

Senator KS

Pat Roberts

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 0%
Mitt Romney

Senator UT

Mitt Romney

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Jacky Rosen

Senator NV

Jacky Rosen

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Mike Rounds

Senator SD

Mike Rounds

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Marco Rubio

Senator FL

Marco Rubio

  • Voted for Freedom? No
  • Session Score 100%
Ben Sasse

Senator NE

Ben Sasse

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Brian Schatz

Senator HI

Brian Schatz

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Chuck Schumer

Senator NY

Chuck Schumer

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Tim Scott

Senator SC

Tim Scott

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Rick Scott

Senator FL

Rick Scott

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Tina Smith

Senator MN

Tina Smith

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Dan Sullivan

Senator AK

Dan Sullivan

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Jon Tester

Senator MT

Jon Tester

  • Voted for Freedom? No
John Thune

Senator SD

John Thune

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Thom Tillis

Senator NC

Thom Tillis

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Mark Warner

Senator VA

Mark Warner

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Roger Wicker

Senator MS

Roger Wicker

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Ron Wyden

Senator OR

Ron Wyden

  • Voted for Freedom? No
Todd Young

Senator IN

Todd Young

  • Voted for Freedom? No

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