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12-ATR on Jan 1, 2012

Membership Roster: the Taxpayer Protection Pledge against raising taxes
Source: Taxpayer Protection Pledge
[The ATR, Americans for Tax Reform, run by conservative lobbyist Grover Norquist, ask legislators to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in each election cycle. Their self-description:]

In the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, candidates and incumbents solemnly bind themselves to oppose any and all tax increases. Since its rollout in 1986, the pledge has become de rigeur for Republicans seeking office, and is a necessity for Democrats running in Republican districts. Today the Taxpayer Protection Pledge is offered to every candidate for state office and to all incumbents. More than 1,100 state officeholders, from state representative to governor, have signed the Pledge.

The Taxpayer Protection Pledge: "I pledge to the taxpayers of my district and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates."

Opponents' Opinion (from wikipedia.com):In Nov. 2011, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) claimed that Congressional Republicans "are being led like puppets by Grover Norquist. They're giving speeches that we should compromise on our deficit, but never do they compromise on Grover Norquist. He is their leader." Since Norquist's pledge binds signatories to opposing deficit reduction agreements that include any element of increased tax revenue, some Republican deficit hawks now retired from office have stated that Norquist has become an obstacle to deficit reduction. Former Republican Senator Alan Simpson, co-chairman of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, has been particularly critical, describing Norquist's position as "no taxes, under any situation, even if your country goes to hell."

Also see Notebook 10-ATR for older Taxpayer Protection Pledge (2010).


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Question 11: Higher taxes on the wealthy Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Tax Reform
  • Headline: Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge (Score: -2)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 1.
  • Headline: Supports the Taxpayer Protection 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-ATR

Ben Chandler s1sKentucky Democrat 
Ralph Moody Hall s1sTexas Democrat 
Tim Johnson s1sSD Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Ben Nelson s1sNE Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 



Republicans participating in 12-ATR

Sandy Adams s1sFlorida Republican (Lost 2012 primary) 
Robert Aderholt s1sAlabama Republican 
Todd Akin s1sMissouri Republican (Senate run 2012) 
Lamar Alexander s1sTN Republican Sr Senator 
Rodney Alexander s1sLouisiana Republican (resigned 2014) 
George Allen s1sPOTUS RepublicanAug 31, 2012
Justin Amash s1sMichigan Republican 
Mark Amodei s1sNevada Republican 
Steve Austria s1sOhio Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Kelly Ayotte s1sNH Republican Jr Senator 
Michele Bachmann s1sMinnesota Republican (retiring 2014) 
Spencer Bachus s1sAlabama Republican (retiring 2014) 
Haley Barbour s1sMS Former Republican challenger (2006), Governor 
Lou Barletta s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Andy Barr s1sKentucky RepublicanAug 31, 2012
Roscoe Bartlett s1sMaryland Republican 
Charlie Bass s1sNew Hampshire Republican (Retired 2012) 
Dan Benishek s1sMichigan Republican 
Kerry Bentivolio s1sMichigan RepublicanAug 31, 2012
Rick Berg s1sND Republican Challenger 
Judy Biggert s1sIllinois Republican 
Brian Bilbray s1sCalifornia Republican 
Gus Bilirakis s1sFlorida Republican 
Kurt Bills s1sMN Republican ChallengerAug 31, 2012
Rob Bishop s1sUtah Republican 
Diane Black s1sTennessee Republican 
Marsha Blackburn s1sTennessee Republican 
Roy Blunt s1sMissouri Republican (until 2010) 
John Boehner s1sOhio Republican 
Dan Bongino s1sMD Republican ChallengerAug 31, 2012
Jo Bonner s1sAlabama Republican (Resigned 2013) 
Mary Bono s1sCalifornia Republican 
John Boozman s1sAR Republican Jr Senator 
Charles Boustany s1sLouisiana Republican 
Kevin Brady s1sTexas Republican 
Mo Brooks s1sAlabama Republican 
Paul Broun s1sGA Republican Challenger 
John Brunner s1sMO Republican ChallengerAug 31, 2012
Phil Bryant s1sMS Republican Governor 
Vern Buchanan s1sFlorida Republican 
Ann Marie Buerkle s1sNew York Republican 
Michael Burgess s1sTexas Republican 
Richard Burr s1sNC Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative 
Dan Burton s1sIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Ken Calvert s1sCalifornia Republican 
Dave Camp s1sMichigan Republican (Retiring 2014) 
John Campbell s1sCalifornia Republican (retiring 2014) 
Quico Canseco s1sTexas Republican 
Eric Cantor s1sVirginia Republican 
Shelley Moore Capito s1sWest Virginia Republican (Senate run 2014) 
John Carter s1sTexas Republican 
Bill Cassidy s1sLA Republican Challenger 
Steve Chabot s1sOhio Republican 
Jason Chaffetz s1sUT Former Republican Challenger (2011) 
Saxby Chambliss s1sGA Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Tom Coburn s1sOK Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Mike Coffman s1sColorado Republican 
Tom Cole s1sOklahoma Republican 
Chris Collins s1sNew York RepublicanAug 31, 2012
Doug Collins s1sGeorgia RepublicanAug 31, 2012
Mike Conaway s1sTexas Republican 
Tom Corbett s1sPA Republican Governor 
Bob Corker s1sTN Republican Jr Senator 
John Cornyn s1sTX Republican Sr Senator 
Tom Cotton s1sAR Republican Senate challengerAug 31, 2012
Kevin Cramer s1sNorth Dakota RepublicanAug 31, 2012
Michael Crapo s1sID Republican Sr Senator 
Chip Cravaack s1sMinnesota Republican 
Rick Crawford s1sArkansas Republican 
Ander Crenshaw s1sFlorida Republican 
Ted Cruz s1sPOTUS Republican 2016 Primary ChallengerAug 31, 2012
John Culberson s1sTexas Republican 
Steve Daines s1sMontana Republican (Senate run 2014)Aug 31, 2012
Geoff Davis s1sKentucky Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Nathan Deal s1sGA Republican Governor 
Jim DeMint s1sSC Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Jeff Denham s1sCalifornia Republican 
Charles Dent s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Ron DeSantis s1sFlorida RepublicanAug 31, 2012
Scott DesJarlais s1sTennessee Republican 
David Dewhurst s1sTX Republican ChallengerAug 31, 2012
Bob Dold s1sIllinois Republican challenger 
David Dreier s1sCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Sean Duffy s1sWisconsin Republican 
Jeff Duncan s1sSouth Carolina Republican 
Jimmy Duncan s1sTennessee Republican 
Renee Ellmers s1sNorth Carolina Republican 
Jo Ann Emerson s1sMissouri Republican (Resigned 2013) 
Elizabeth Emken s1sCA Republican ChallengerAug 31, 2012
Michael Enzi s1sWY Republican Sr Senator 
Mary Fallin s1sOK Republican Governor 
Blake Farenthold s1sTexas Republican 
Stephen Fincher s1sTennessee Republican 
Deb Fischer s1sNE Republican Senate ChallengerAug 31, 2012
Mike Fitzpatrick s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Jeff Flake s1sArizona Republican (Senate run 2012) 
John Fleming s1sLouisiana Republican 
Bill Flores s1sTexas Republican 
Randy Forbes s1sVirginia Republican 
Jeff Fortenberry s1sNebraska Republican 
Virginia Foxx s1sNorth Carolina Republican 
Trent Franks s1sArizona Republican 
Rodney Frelinghuysen s1sNew Jersey Republican 
Elton Gallegly s1sCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Cory Gardner s1sCO Republican Senate challenger 
Scott Garrett s1sNew Jersey Republican 
Jim Gerlach s1sPennsylvania Republican (retiring 2014) 
Bob Gibbs s1sOhio Republican 
Chris Gibson s1sNew York Republican 
Phil Gingrey s1sGA Republican Challenger 
Louie Gohmert s1sTexas Republican 
Bob Goodlatte s1sVirginia Republican 
Paul Gosar s1sArizona Republican 
Trey Gowdy s1sSouth Carolina Republican 
Lindsey Graham s1sSC Republican Sr Senator 
Kay Granger s1sTexas Republican 
Tom Graves s1sGeorgia Republican 
Morgan Griffith s1sVirginia Republican 
Michael Grimm s1sNew York Republican 
Frank Guinta s1sNew Hanpshire Republican challenger 
Brett Guthrie s1sKentucky Republican 
Nikki Haley s1sSC Republican Governor 
Gregg Harper s1sMississippi Republican 
Andy Harris s1sMaryland Republican 
Vicky Hartzler s1sMissouri Republican 
Doc Hastings s1sWashington Republican (retiring 2014) 
Orrin Hatch s1sUT Republican Sr Senator 
Nan Hayworth s1sNew York Republican 
Joe Heck s1sNevada Republican 
Dean Heller s1sNevada Republican (Resigned 2011) 
Jeb Hensarling s1sTexas Republican 
Wally Herger s1sCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Jaime Herrera s1sWashington Republican 
Barry Hinckley s1sRI Republican ChallengerAug 31, 2012
George Holding s1sNorth Carolina RepublicanAug 31, 2012
Jack Hoogendyk s1sMI Republican Senate challenger (2008)Aug 31, 2012
Richard Hudson s1sNorth Carolina RepublicanAug 31, 2012
Tim Huelskamp s1sKansas Republican 
Bill Huizenga s1sMichigan Republican 
Randy Hultgren s1sIllinois Republican 
Robert Hurt s1sVirginia Republican 
Kay Bailey Hutchison s1sTX Republican Sr Senator (Retiring) 
James Inhofe s1sOK Republican Sr Senator 
Johnny Isakson s1sGA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Lynn Jenkins s1sKansas Republican 
Bobby Jindal s1sLA Republican Governor 
Mike Johanns s1sNE Former Republican Governor (2005-2007); elected Senator 2008 
Bill Johnson s1sOhio Republican 
Ron Johnson s1sWI Republican Sr Senator 
Sam Johnson s1sTexas Republican 
Walter Beaman Jones s1sNorth Carolina Republican 
Jim Jordan s1sOhio Republican 
John Kasich s1sOH Republican Governor 
Mike Kelly s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Peter King s1sNew York Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life 
Steve King s1sIowa Republican 
Jack Kingston s1sGA Republican Challenger 
Adam Kinzinger s1sIllinois Republican 
Mark Kirk s1sIL Republican Jr Senator 
John Kline s1sMinnesota Republican 
Jon Kyl s1sAZ Republican Jr Senator (Retiring) 
Raul Labrador s1sIdaho Republican 
Doug LaMalfa s1sCalifornia RepublicanAug 31, 2012
Doug Lamborn s1sColorado Republican 
Leonard Lance s1sNew Jersey Republican 
Jeff Landry s1sLouisiana Republican 
James Lankford s1sOK Republican Senate challenger 
Tom Latham s1sIowa Republican (retiring 2014) 
Bob Latta s1sOhio Republican 
Paul LePage s1sME Republican Governor 
Jerry Lewis s1sCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Dan Liljenquist s1sUT Republican Primary Challenger (2012)Aug 31, 2012
Frank LoBiondo s1sNew Jersey Republican 
Billy Long s1sMissouri Republican 
Wendy Long s1sNY Republican Senate ChallengerAug 31, 2012
Frank Dean Lucas s1sOklahoma Republican 
Blaine Luetkemeyer s1sMissouri Republican 
Cynthia Lummis s1sWyoming Republican 
Dan Lungren s1sCalifornia Republican 
John MacGovern s1sVT Republican challenger 
Connie Mack IV s1sFL Republican Challenger 
Josh Mandel s1sOH Republican NomineeAug 31, 2012
Kenny Marchant s1sTexas Republican 
Thomas Massie s1sKentucky RepublicanAug 31, 2012
John McCain s1sAZ Republican Sr Senator 
Kevin McCarthy s1sCalifornia Republican 
Michael McCaul s1sTexas Republican 
Tom McClintock s1sCA03 Former Republican Challenger (2003) 
Mitch McConnell s1sKY Republican Sr Senator 
Thad McCotter s1sMichigan Republican 
Patrick McHenry s1sNorth Carolina Republican 
Buck McKeon s1sCalifornia Republican (retiring 2014) 
David McKinley s1sWest Virginia Republican 
Mark Meadows s1sNorth Carolina RepublicanAug 31, 2012
Patrick Meehan s1sPennsylvania Republican 
John Mica s1sFlorida Republican 
Candice Miller s1sMichigan Republican 
Gary Miller s1sCalifornia Republican (retiring 2014) 
Jeff Miller s1sFlorida Republican 
Jerry Moran s1sKansas Republican (until 2010) 
Richard Mourdock s1sIN Republican Challenger 
Markwayne Mullin s1sOklahoma RepublicanAug 31, 2012
Mick Mulvaney s1sSouth Carolina Republican 
Lisa Murkowski s1sAK Republican Sr Senator 
Tim Murphy s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Sue Myrick s1sNorth Carolina Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Randy Neugebauer s1sTexas Republican 
Kristi Noem s1sSouth Dakota Republican 
Rich Nugent s1sFlorida Republican 
Devin Nunes s1sCalifornia Republican 
Alan Nunnelee s1sMississippi Republican 
Pete Olson s1sTexas Republican 
Steven Palazzo s1sMississippi Republican 
Sean Parnell s1sAK Republican Governor 
Rand Paul s1sKY Republican Jr Senator 
Ron Paul s1sPOTUS Republican (Libertarian 1988) 
Erik Paulsen s1sMinnesota Republican 
Steve Pearce s1sNew Mexico Republican 
Mike Pence s1sIN Republican Governor 
Rick Perry s1sTX Republican Governor 
Tom Petri s1sWisconsin Republican 
Robert Pittenger s1sNorth Carolina RepublicanAug 31, 2012
Joseph Pitts s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Ted Poe s1sTexas Republican 
Rob Portman s1sOH Republican Jr Senator 
Bill Posey s1sFlorida Republican 
Tom Price s1sGeorgia Republican 
Ben Quayle s1sArizona Republican (lost 2012 primary) 
Trey Radel s1sFlorida Republican (resigned 2014)Aug 31, 2012
Tom Reed s1sNew York Republican 
Dennis Rehberg s1sMontana Republican (Senate run 2014) 
Dave Reichert s1sWashington Republican (Governor run 2012) 
Jim Renacci s1sOhio Republican 
Reid Ribble s1sWisconsin Republican 
Scott Rigell s1sVirginia Republican 
Jim Risch s1sID Former Republican Governor (2006-2007); U.S. Senator 
David Rivera s1sFlorida Republican 
Pat Roberts s1sKS Republican Sr Senator 
Martha Roby s1sAlabama Republican 
Phil Roe s1sTennessee Republican 
Michael Rogers s1sAlabama Republican 
Mike Rogers s1sMichigan Republican 
Dana Rohrabacher s1sCalifornia Republican 
Todd Rokita s1sIndiana Republican 
Tom Rooney s1sFlorida Republican 
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen s1sFlorida Republican 
Peter Roskam s1sIllinois Republican 
Dennis Ross s1sFlorida Republican 
Keith Rothfus s1sPennsylvania RepublicanAug 31, 2012
Ed Royce s1sCalifornia Republican 
Marco Rubio s1sFL Republican Jr Senator 
Jon Runyan s1sNew Jersey Republican (retiring 2014) 
Paul Ryan s1sPOTUS Republican 
Matt Salmon s1sArizona RepublicanAug 31, 2012
Steve Scalise s1sLA Republican challenger 
Bobby Schilling s1sIllinois Republican challenger 2014 
Jean Schmidt s1sOhio Republican (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Aaron Schock s1sIllinois Republican 
David Schweikert s1sArizona Republican 
Austin Scott s1sGeorgia Republican 
Rick Scott s1sFL Republican Governor 
Tim Scott s1sSC Republican Senator-Appointee 
James Sensenbrenner s1sWisconsin Republican 
Jeff Sessions s1sAL Republican Sr Senator 
Pete Sessions s1sTexas Republican 
Richard Shelby s1sAL Republican Jr Senator 
John Shimkus s1sIllinois Republican 
Bill Shuster s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Adrian Smith s1sNebraska Republican 
Lamar Smith s1sTexas Republican 
Tom Smith s1sPA Republican ChallengerAug 31, 2012
Steve Southerland s1sFlorida Republican 
Cliff Stearns s1sFlorida Republican (Lost 2012 primary) 
Sarah Steelman s1sMO Republican ChallengerAug 31, 2012
Steve Stivers s1sOhio Republican 
Steve Stockman s1sTexas Republican (Senate run 2014)Aug 31, 2012
Marlin Stutzman s1sIndiana Republican 
John Sullivan s1sOklahoma Republican 
Lee Terry s1sNebraska Republican 
Glenn Thompson s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Mac Thornberry s1sTexas Republican 
John Thune s1sSD Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Pat Tiberi s1sOhio Republican 
Scott Tipton s1sColorado Republican 
Pat Toomey s1sPA Republican Jr Senator 
Bob Turner s1sNew York Former Republican 
Mike Turner s1sOhio Republican 
Fred Upton s1sMichigan Republican 
David Vitter s1sLA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Kevin Wade s1sDE Republican Senate challengerAug 31, 2012
Ann Wagner s1sMissouri RepublicanAug 31, 2012
Tim Walberg s1sMichigan Republican 
Greg Walden s1sOregon Republican 
Scott Walker s1sWI Republican Governor 
Joe Walsh s1sIllinois Republican 
Randy Weber s1sTexas RepublicanAug 31, 2012
Dan Webster s1sFlorida Republican 
Allen West s1sFlorida Republican 
Lynn Westmoreland s1sGeorgia Republican 
Ed Whitfield s1sKentucky Republican 
Roger Wicker s1sMississippi Republican (Senate 2008) 
Roger Williams s1sTexas RepublicanAug 31, 2012
Heather Wilson s1sNew Mexico Republican (Senate 2008)Aug 31, 2012
Joe Wilson s1sSouth Carolina Republican 
Steve Womack s1sArkansas Republican 
Bill Young s1sFlorida Republican (Deceased 2013) 
Don Young s1sAlaska Republican 
Todd Young s1sIndiana Republican 



Independents participating in 12-ATR

Scotty Boman s1sMI Libertarian Senate ChallengerAug 31, 2012
Scott Brown s1sNH Previsouly MA Republican Jr Senator 
Lincoln Diaz-Balart s1sFlorida Former GOP (until 2010) 
Tim Griffin s1sAR GOP Lt.Gov Challenger 
Darrell Issa s1sCA03 Former Initiator of Gubernatorial Recall (2003) 
George LeMieux s1sFL 2012 Republican Primary Challenger 
Charlie Summers s1sME Secretary of State; Republican Senate ChallengerAug 31, 2012



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 4
Republicans: 308
Independents: 7


















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