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17 Senators Voted to Save the American Dream

May 16, 2012

Last night, the Senate voted on five different budgets, including Senator Mike Lee's (R-UT) Budget (S.Con.Res.44), a plan based off of The Heritage Foundation's "Saving the American Dream."

The Heritage Foundation analyzed the budget dynamics:

"Compare the President's proposal - and Reid's total lack of a proposal - with the four plans offered by conservatives in Congress, chief among them being Senator Mike Lee's (R-UT) budget, which mirrors the bold and thorough reforms The Heritage Foundation first proposed in its Saving the American Dream plan. That includes limiting the size of the federal government, reforming entitlement programs, and simplifying the federal tax code in an effort to restore our nation's economic prosperity and ensure that future generations are not saddled with today's debt."

Although we cannot reverse decades of mismanagement overnight, yesterday's vote creates a solid foundation. It is now clear that there are good ideas out there on how to fix our country; unfortunately, none of them come from our President Obama and his partisan allies in the Senate. The vote results are below, along with a list of the Republicans who voted correctly.

The Lee Budget: Rejected by a vote of 17-82
Heritage Action: YES

Republicans Voting Correctly:
Sen. John Barrasso (WY)
Sen. Dan Coats (IN)
Sen. Tom Coburn (OK)
Sen. Mike Crapo (ID)
Sen. Jim DeMint (SC)
Sen. Mike Enzi (WY)
Sen. Charles Grassley (IA)
Sen. Orrin Hatch (UT)
Sen. James Inhofe (OK)
Sen. Ron Johnson (WI)
Sen. Mike Lee (UT)
Sen. Jerry Moran (KS)
Sen. Rand Paul (KY)
Sen. James Risch (ID)
Sen. Jeff Sessions (AL)
Sen. John Thune (SD)
Sen. David Vitter (LA)

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