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12-CCB on Jan 1, 2012

Membership Roster: the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge to limit government
Source: Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge
[The Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge is sponsored by a coalition of several hundred Tea Party, limited-government, and conservative organizations].

Despite our nation's staggering $14.4 trillion debt, there are many Members of the U.S. House and Senate who want to raise our nation's debt limit without making permanent reforms in our fiscal policies. We believe that this is a fiscally irresponsible position that would place America on the Road to Ruin. At the same time, we believe that the current debate over raising the debt limit provides a historic opportunity to focus public attention, and then public policy, on a path to a balanced budget and paying down our debt.

We believe that the "Cut, Cap, Balance" plan for substantial spending cuts in FY 2012, a statutory spending cap, and Congressional passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution is the minimum necessary precondition to raising the debt limit. The ultimate goal is to get us back to a point where increases in the debt limit are no longer necessary. If you agree, take the Cut, Cap, Balance Pledge!

    I pledge to urge my Senators and Member of the House of Representatives to oppose any debt limit increase unless all three of the following conditions have been met:
  1. Cut: Substantial cuts in spending that will reduce the deficit next year and thereafter.
  2. Cap: Enforceable spending caps that will put federal spending on a path to a balanced budget.
  3. Balance: Congressional passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution -- but only if it includes both a spending limitation and a super-majority for raising taxes, in addition to balancing revenues and expenses.

Also see Notebook 12-ATR for related Taxpayer Protection Pledge.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Question 20: Stimulus better than market-led recovery Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Budget & Economy
  • Headline: Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge (Score: -1)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 1.
  • Headline: Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge (Answer: A)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 1 on Economy: When you think about the US budget deficit, which of the following solutions is closest to your opinion?
    • A: Cutting existing programs
    • B: More spending cuts than tax increases (mix of both solutions)
    • C: More tax increases than spending cuts (mix of both solutions)
    • D: Raising Taxes
    • E: Unsure


  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 12-CCB



Republicans participating in 12-CCB

George Allen s1sPOTUS Republican 
Justin Amash s1sMichigan Republican 
Michele Bachmann s1sMinnesota Republican (retiring 2014) 
Dan Benishek s1sMichigan Republican 
Dan Bongino s1sMD Republican ChallengerAug 31, 2012
Paul Broun s1sGA Republican Challenger 
Jon Bruning s1sNE Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012) 
Dan Burton s1sIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Jason Chaffetz s1sUT Former Republican Challenger (2011) 
Tom Coburn s1sOK Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Kevin Coughlin s1sOH Former Republican Senate Primary Challenger (2012) 
Ted Cruz s1sPOTUS Republican 2016 Primary Challenger 
Scott D`Amboise s1sME Republican Senate Challenger 
Jim DeMint s1sSC Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
David Dewhurst s1sTX Republican Challenger 
Jeff Duncan s1sSouth Carolina Republican 
Deb Fischer s1sNE Republican Senate Challenger 
Jeff Flake s1sArizona Republican (Senate run 2012) 
Bill Flores s1sTexas Republican 
Trent Franks s1sArizona Republican 
Phil Gingrey s1sGA Republican Challenger 
Trey Gowdy s1sSouth Carolina Republican 
Lindsey Graham s1sSC Republican Sr Senator 
Tom Graves s1sGeorgia Republican 
Nikki Haley s1sSC Republican Governor 
Andy Harris s1sMaryland Republican 
Orrin Hatch s1sUT Republican Sr Senator 
Dean Heller s1sNevada Republican (Resigned 2011) 
Gary Herbert s1sUT Republican Governor 
Barry Hinckley s1sRI Republican Challenger 
Tim Huelskamp s1sKansas Republican 
Randy Hultgren s1sIllinois Republican 
James Inhofe s1sOK Republican Sr Senator 
Elizabeth Ames Jones s1sTX Former Republican Challenger (2012) 
Jim Jordan s1sOhio Republican 
Mike Kelly s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Steve King s1sIowa Republican 
Raul Labrador s1sIdaho Republican 
Jeff Landry s1sLouisiana Republican 
James Lankford s1sOK Republican Senate challenger 
Tom Latham s1sIowa Republican (retiring 2014) 
Mike Lee s1sUT Republican Jr Senator 
Tom Leppert s1sTX Former Republican Challenger (2012) 
Cynthia Lummis s1sWyoming Republican 
Connie Mack IV s1sFL Republican Challenger 
Josh Mandel s1sOH Republican Nominee 
Thad McCotter s1sMichigan Republican 
Jeff Miller s1sFlorida Republican 
Jerry Moran s1sKansas Republican (until 2010) 
Richard Mourdock s1sIN Republican Challenger 
Mick Mulvaney s1sSouth Carolina Republican 
Sean Parnell s1sAK Republican Governor 
Rand Paul s1sKY Republican Jr Senator 
Ron Paul s1sPOTUS Republican (Libertarian 1988) 
Rick Perry s1sTX Republican Governor 
Jamie Radtke s1sVA Former Republican Senate Challenger (2012) 
Dennis Ross s1sFlorida Republican 
Marco Rubio s1sFL Republican Jr Senator 
John Sanchez s1sNM Republican Challenger 
Jean Schmidt s1sOhio Republican (Lost 2012 Primary) 
David Schweikert s1sArizona Republican 
Rick Scott s1sFL Republican Governor 
Tim Scott s1sSC Republican Senator-Appointee 
Steve Southerland s1sFlorida Republican 
Sarah Steelman s1sMO Republican Challenger 
Don Stenberg s1sNE Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012) 
Pat Toomey s1sPA Republican Jr Senator 
David Vitter s1sLA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Ann Wagner s1sMissouri RepublicanAug 31, 2012
Joe Walsh s1sIllinois Republican 
Allen West s1sFlorida Republican 
Heather Wilson s1sNew Mexico Republican (Senate 2008) 
Joe Wilson s1sSouth Carolina Republican 



Independents participating in 12-CCB

George LeMieux s1sFL 2012 Republican Primary Challenger 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 0
Republicans: 73
Independents: 1


















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