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Vote on Amendments to FY 2016 Senate Budget Resolution

March 25, 2015
U.S. Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510

 

Dear Senator,

You will vote today on the Senate Budget Committee’s FY 2016 budget resolution.  On behalf of the more than one million members and supporters of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW), I urge you to support the following amendments:

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Purpose

Sponsor

 

321

 

DNRF for biennial budget and appropriations process

 

Isakson

348

DNRF to improve IG offices and prevent extended vacancies

Boozman

390

DNRF; regulatory review, may include reviewing every regulation every 10 years

Daines

406

SNRF; prohibit FCC research on certain news/editorial decision making

Fischer

451

SOS; no pay for Senators if budget not completed by Oct 1

Heller

457

DNRF; no VA bonuses until disability backlog eliminated

Heller

463

DNRF; no promotional funds for marketing Obamacare

Roberts

506

SNRF; require agencies to consider full cost of regulations, including indirect job losses

Sullivan

514

SNRF; allow states to adopt work requirements for able-bodied Medicaid recipients

Vitter

515

SNRF; allow states to opt out of Common Core w/o penalty

Vitter

518

DNRF re recouping federal grants to states for exchanges that subsequently failed

Barrasso

567

SNRF; ending duplication in government economic development programs

Coats

596

Require CBO to publish 30 year budget projection incl graphs

Johnson

597

Require CBO to clearly convey budget information on 1 page

Johnson

600

Re federal sugar programs

Shaheen

604

DNRF; encouraging federal agences to use existing office space before buying or leasing new space

Coats

607

DNRF; eliminate estate tax

Thune

625

DNRF; improving effectiveness and efficiency of the federal regulatory process

Lankford

626

DNRF; streamlining overlapping programs identified by GAO

Lankford

657

DNRF; eliminate non-defense prgms at DOD

Cotton

666

SNRF; limiting premium support for crop insurance for producers with AGI over $750k

Flake

667

DNRF; ensuring people do not simultaneously collect SSDI and unemployment benefits

Flake

668

SNRF; use of performance data to reform federal programs, sell federal property, or reduce improper pymts

Flake

669

Recinds remaining amounts available for the Advanced Technology Vehicles Loan program

Flake

671

Eliminates premium subsidies on crop insurance when prices reach certain levels

Flake

672

BPOO to prohibit earmarks

Flake

673

Eliminates funding for the Economic Development Administration

Flake

674

Eliminates subsidies for Amtrak's food and beverage service

Flake

675

Eliminates funding for SelectUSA

Flake

676

Prohibit taxpayer subsidies of HHS officials flying first or business class

Flake

677

DNRF; prevent political targeting of groups by the IRS

Flake

679

SNRF; state opt-out of Clean Air Act requirments if they would cause higher electric prices

Portman

680

DNRF; furloughs of federal employees with serious tax delinquencies

Portman

689

Improve the existing dynamic scoring provision

Portman

693

Include IG reports among things for cmtes to consider in examining waste/fraud/abuse/duplication

Rounds

747

SNRF; sale of excess federal land, with proceeds to reduce debt

Lee

751

SNRF; maintaining U.S. oversight over ICANN

Lee

754

SNRF re repeal of Davis-Bacon Act

Lee

766

DNRF; congressmen's salaries subject to sequestration

Graham

771

DNRF; prohibit taxpayer funds for first-class travel by members of Congress

Ernst

779

DNRF; protect taxpayers against abuses by the IRS

Cornyn

808

DNRF; permanently extend Internet Tax Freedom Act

Thune

819

SNRF; Repeal of the extension of the wind production tax credit

Flake

820

SNRF; prohibit Defense Rapid Innovation Program

Flake

823

SNRF; consolidate financial literacy programs

Flake

824

SNRF; crop insurance transparency

Flake

856

SNRF; prevents FCC reclassification of broadband providers as common carriers

Lee

886

DNRF; Consumer Finance Protection Bureau transparency

Hoeven

936

Surgical BPOO against appropriations whose authorization expired over 5 years ago

Paul

969

Preventing FEC from further internet regulations on political speech

Cruz

970

 Supporting full Title I portability to private, public, and charter schools (school choice)

Cruz

CCAGW opposes the following amendments:

512

Strikes underlying section on conversion to dollar coins

Vitter

724

DNRF; long-term reauthorization of Export-Import Bank

Kaine

866

DNRF; increase funds for TIGER grant program

Murray

881

DNRF; increase minimum wage

Sanders

Lawmakers should always support amendments that eliminate, consolidate, or reduce financial support to government-funded programs, and oppose amendments that do the opposite.  I urge you to vote on these amendments.  All votes on amendments to the FY 2016 budget resolution will be among those considered in CCAGW’s 2015 Congressional Ratings.

Sincerely,

Tom Schatz
President, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste 

                                               

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